FEU willing to wait as 6-4 Anonuevo takes talent to US for training
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 23, 2020 03:06 PM
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Cholo Anonuevo is taking all this downtime to make room for personal improvement.
And he will be doing so in the US, with the help of East-West Private (EWP), the same sports management guiding 7-foot-2, 17-year-old Kai Sotto.
"Tomorrow, let the training begin," EWP said in its Instagram post. "We are excited to help you reach your dreams."
The 6-foot-4 forward is coming off a breakout season for Far Eastern University-Diliman where he posted per game counts of 9.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.0 steals in 27 minutes.
Those numbers were, without a doubt, a leap from his rookie averages of 5.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 steals in 22 minutes.
Even before the Baby Tamaraws' campaign came to a close, Anonuevo already committed to moving up to the Tamaraws.
Before he does so, however, he will undergo training in the US alongside Sotto who is already signed on to rise in the G League. "Right now, his focus is to get better and take advantage of this opportunity," FEU Srs. head coach Olsen Racela said.
That avenue may very well also open up for the 18-year-old versatile wing.
If not, he can rest assured that he will always have a home in Diliman and the Tamaraws will welcome him back with open arms. "Nandito lang naman lagi ang FEU para sa kanya," FEU Jrs. mentor Allan Albano said.
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