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‘One More Year?’ Val Chauca wants to play for Adamson next season


You heard that right! One-and-done standout Val Chauca wants to play another season for the Adamson.

The Fil-Peruvian athlete had some unfinished business with the San Marcelino-based squad, especially that the team failed to make their return trip to the Final Four.

“I felt like our team fell flat, we didn’t play with too much pride. I think, honestly, it all came down with the UP game it took everything out of us. Since then we didn’t play with much pride and much heart,” he shared.

After a short stint in PBA D-League, the 5-foot-9 Chauca decided to don the navy blue and white jersey, and since then, he fell in love with the idea of being a Soaring Falcons.

Chauca’s love for the Adamson community also allowed him to have a change of heart on his one-and-done season, as he hopes to maximize his another year of eligibility.

“Hopefully, I still have one more year of eligibility, so I’m trying to see if I can play one more year. That would be dream come true because I didn’t get much preparation time this year, I came in three days before the Season 82. We didn’t build enough chemistry with the team,” he said.

Nonetheless, the 24-year-old is grateful for the opportunity that Adamson community and Coach Franz Pumaren gave to him.

“But it has been incredible, being able to represent such a blue-collar community. I love Coach Franz, we have a great relationship… it has been amazing,” Chauca lamented.

To give back to the university, Chauca still has work to do in giving a helping hand to the fire victims of San Marcelino.

“I do have some things planned. We didn’t get through it during the UAAP season, but I still have some big plans still for the fire victims that have suffered and lost everything, and later we have some big plans for the upcoming volleyball season.”