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Getting compared to Norwood, Roosevelt Adams excited to play against Gabe, other PBA vets
by Reynald Magallon, February 05, 2020 9:38pm
Columbian Dyip rookie Roosevelt Adams is excited to finally set his foot in the big league, more so play against the big names of the PBA.
But if there's one PBA players Adams is thrilled to play against, that would be Gabe Norwood. The 6'5" forward shared that people sometimes compared his play to the Rain or Shine's defensive lynchpin.
"I'm excited. playing veterans in the league and knows to play for so long. It's just a blessing," said Adams.
" I saw Gabe Norwood not too long ago and I felt like, he's one of my idols and now and I'm about to be on the court playing against him, it's a blessing man and I'mma take this opportunity and have fun," he added.
Adams shared that people used to call him 'little Gabe', a nod to the similarity of play between the two.
"People say I'm little Gabe so I can't wait to play him. He's a great player and he accomplished so much in the game and hopefully I could do that and maybe more. We never know so we'll see," said the smiling Adams.
True enough though Adams has the potential to follow the footsteps of Norwood especially with the hype surrounding him and what he could bring to the table for the Columbian Dyip who are now looking to make it to the playoffs after missing it three times last season.
Adams can form a dynamic one-two punch for the Dyip together with last season's Rookie of the Year frontrunner and MVP candidate CJ Perez. For Adams part, the team still have a lot of things to work on but the potential is there for the young and hungry Dyip squad.
"We're a young group, we're ggonna have some challenges this year and making the playoffs is a big thing for this team, hopefully that I could do something for them and get us over the hump," said Adams.
The College of Idaho product said that his transition with the team has been smooth and he's jelling well to his new teammates.
"Chemistry is great I don't think there's any problem, it's just everybody trying to find their role, trying to find their positon and their part in the team. Coaches have welcomed me open arms, don't be discouraged to take your shots or be aggressive so I have taken that role everytime I need to, go hard, rebound and be a good teammate and energize the team," he quipped.
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