Cholo Anonuevo vows to do his best as he tries to do a Kai Sotto

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 24, 2020 12:25 PM
Anonuevo vows to do his best as he tries to do a Kai Sotto
(Photo courtesy of East-West Private)

Last April, Cholo Anonuevo was playing basketball with a makeshift ring with RJ Abarrientos and Royce Alforque in their dorm in Far Eastern University's Diliman campus. 

Now, the 6-foot-4 forward will be playing basketball in the US - sharpening his saw first with the help of East-West Private (EWP) and then showcasing his skills in the hopes of getting the attention of the G League. 

For him, all of this was a pleasant surprise. "Lahat po ito, unexpected. I was in the dorm lang for five months and then I got this opportunity," he said. 

He then continued, "I just want to grab this opportunity I was given to pursue my dream to become an NBA player." 

Apparently, in the last month or so, EWP, the same sports management guiding 7-foot-2, 17-year-old Kai Sotto, got in touch with Anonuevo. 

From there, the possibilities opened up for the two, first and foremost, to train together. 

Of course, Sotto is already signed on to rise in the G League. 

That avenue is the same sort of path that the 18-year-old proud product of FEU-Diliman hopes to take as he tries his luck in the US. "I'm just gonna do my best here because nandito na ako e," he said. 

Whatever happens with him there, Anonuevo is nothing but grateful that that Tamaraws and the Baby Tamaraws have got his back. 

And if ever lady luck does not smile on him and his NBA dream, he is only thankful that he can come home to the green and gold and continue his commitment to them. "FEU is there for me if nothing happens here. I'm thankful for that," he said. 

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