Though Mapua University lost its top gunner, it also gained one of the top young high school prospects in the country today.
Adrian Nocum has opted to remain in San Juan in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, forgoing his remaining years with the Cardinals, according to multiple sources closely monitoring the situation.
Nocum was the second-leading scorer of Mapua in NCAA Season 98, averaging 9.94 points, 6.24 rebounds, and 2.88 assists in 17 games played.
However, Nocum showed that he can compete with the big boys of the MPBL, putting up numbers of 11.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.
The 5-foot-8 playmaker out of Placer, Surigao del Norte initially committed to Adamson for college.
However, he had a change of heart, moving from San Marcelino to Intramuros.
Rosillo was the no. 9-ranked player in the NBTC ranking after averaging 13.79 points, 4.14 rebounds, 2.43 assists, and 1.5 steals in 25 minutes last UAAP season.