CEBUANO basketball star Macmac Tallo will be playing for the Bicol Volcanoes in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Mumbaki Cup later this year.
The former two-time Cesafi (Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc.) Most Valuable Player, who is currently playing for Manila Chooks TM in the FIBA 3x3 pro circuit, explained that his relationship with head coach Aldin Ayo played a huge role in this decision.
Tallo previously played for Bacolod and Manila in the Lakan Cup.
“Coach Aldin will be taking charge of Bicol. I wouldn’t want to be in a situation where I play under a different coach and would have to get used to a new system, when I’ve already gotten used to Coach Aldin’s style,” shared the 27-year-old who had an impressive stint in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Doha Masters last month.
“Coach helped me beat some of my bad habits. If I play a different way, those habits might come back and all my efforts would be wasted.”
Tallo expressed his excitement for his new team, which will be under new management following a tumultuous campaign last year.
“I’m excited to be a part of this. Everybody wants to be a winner. That is already a motivation for me to give everything I have on the court,” said Tallo.
“I’m excited to play for the Volcanoes.” (JNP)