A visibly excited Ola Adeogun faced the media Wednesday afternoon as he made his return to the playing court after sitting out the last game against archrival Letran.
After being on the spotlight following his All-Star absence last week, Adeogun claims that he’s ready to move forward now.
“I just missed playing. I just wanted to play again,” said Adeogun who registered a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in San Beda’s 74-69 victory against Mapua.
“It was just a misunderstanding between me and the coaching staff. Fortunately we were able to figure it out and we had to move on because we have a big game ahead of us,” added Adeogun.
Coming into the match, Adeogun said that he was very enthusiastic in his return on the playing court. Admitting that he was hurt to see his teammates get dominated by Letran, the 6’8 Adeogun said that now’s the time to atone for his past mistakes.
All eyes were on the Nigerian slotman last week as he posted a controversial tweet regarding him being snubbed at the first ever NCAA All-Star game which happened last Saturday.
Following the Twitter faux pas, the hulking center didn’t attend three straight practices which led to him not being able to play against Letran as a disciplinary sanction.
“I think I was really excited to play again. Last time I missed the game and nasaktan ako kasi I was on the bench and I couldn’t do anything to help my teammatesso parang excited lang talaga ako to play and to bounce back.”
Asked about him running 3rd in the NCAA MVP race, Adeogun brushed it off saying that the championship is what matters to him, not individual awards.
“Those individual trophies are not my goal. My goal is just to win a championship and that’s what my mind is on,” said Adeogun.
He even shared a light moment with the media, as he just made fun of the fact that he was ‘snubbed’ as an All-Star.
“I’m not even an All-Star, how can I be an MVP?” Adeogun finished in jest.
source: Mark Coles, Rivals.ph