Roosevelt Adams is packing his bags and taking a flight out of the Philippines and into Japan.
The 27-year old Fil-Am, who just recently turned down a two-year extension offer from his PBA mother team Terrafirma, has just committed to a Division 2 team in the B.League according to SPIN.ph sources.
Dyip governor Bobby Rosales confirmed the development by quoting Adams’ agent.
“That’s what his agent says,” said Rosales.
The departure of the top overall pick of the 2019 PBA rookie draft came just weeks after the expansion team lost Matt Ganuelas-Rosser to free agency. The 7-year league veteran similarly declined a two-year offer and opted to return to the TNT Tropang Giga.
The Jose Alvarez-owned franchise has now lost three top overall picks. The Dyip earlier dealt Christian Standhardiner (2017) and CJ Perez (2018) to San Miguel.
Of all the players that the team received in exchange for Standhardinger and Perez, only Christian Balagasay and the 2022 first pick from the Beermen remain. Rashawn McCarthy, Jay-R Reyes, Ronald Tubid, Russel Escoto, Gelo Alolino, Rosser and James Laput have all moved on.