Another Filipino takes basketball act abroad

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ANOTHER Filipino prospect is heading abroad to look for greener pastures as Far Eastern University’s Cholo Anonuevo has flown to the United States to get more training.

The high-flying Anonuevo thrilled the UAAP last season with his incredible leaping ability that led to some jaw-dropping slam dunks in the high school division. The 6-foot-4 then linked up with sports and entertainment management company East West Private (EWP), which is the same agency that represents current NBA G-League center Kai Sotto and another Filipino prospect in 7-foot big man and Fil-Hawaiian Sage Tolentino.

Anonuevo arrived in Ohio on Thursday and was set to start training the following day, according to the Instagram post by EWP.

“Tomorrow let the training begin! We are excited to help you reach your dreams,” EWP’s post read.

Anonuevo played solid, all-around basketball in his final season for the Baby Tamaraws as he normed 9.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.0 steals in 27 minutes of action.

The 18-year-old committed to play for FEU’s collegiate team but head coach Nash Racela has said that Anonuevo should just focus on improving his skills and perhaps even find other playing opportunities in the United States. Racela also assured Anonuevo that if and when he returns, there will always be a place at FEU waiting for him.

Right after the UAAP Season 82, the 18-year-old committed to play for FEU.

Several Tamaraws have taken their act overseas in the wake of the health crisis that is battering the Philippines and the rest of the world. FEU stalwarts Ken Tuffin and Joseph Nunag are currently playing for the Taranaki Mountainairs in the New Zealand National Basketball League. (JNP)