Washington, a 16-year PBA veteran who last played for Blackwater, tries to show he has what it takes to play the tough halfcourt game as the 40-year-old provides the veteran presence for the Filipino crew.
Verano, meanwhile, is coming off his final year in Ateneo this past UAAP Season 84 where he proved himself as one of the smartest forwards in the amateur ranks.
Completing the team are former Rain or Shine guard Trevis Jackson and American big man Marcus Hammonds, with Ryan Monteclaro serving as the coach.
"We want to support Phillipine basketball and we feel like it's a good opportunity for us to take this challenge and represent the country in the halfcourt game," said Pretty Huge head of sports Paolo Layug.
"We like the composition of our team, especially with what we've seen with Raffy. He's an intelligent player who we feel can fit perfectly to the halfcourt game."
This is the first foray in sports for Pretty Huge, a multi-sports complex located in Bonifacio Global City.
Pretty Huge is placed in Pool B where it will play against the Saitama Alphas of Japan, Malaysia Rising Star, Luang Prabang of Laos, and Srircha Eagle and Hitech Titans of Thailand starting on Friday.
The top four teams advance top the next phase.