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    Cholo Anonuevo heads to the US, but assures FEU still an option

    Jul 23, 2020

    CHOLO Anonuevo is the latest player from Far Eastern University to head overseas.

    The 6-foot-4 forward is heading to the US to continue his training after signing with East West Private, the same agency of NBA G League-bound Filipino wunderkind Kai Sotto.

    Tamaraws coach Olsen Racela confirmed the news, noting that the 18-year-old Anonuevo will be undergoing intense training in the US to improve his basketball skills.

    "Cholo left for Ohio yesterday to train there," he told Spin.ph.


      Anonuevo has a lot of options overseas but didn't close the door on returning to FEU. He told Racela that his immediate goal is to further develop his game.

      "There are actually a lot of options for him this coming year and FEU is still one of them, but right now, his focus is to get better and take advantage of this opportunity that East West Private has given him," he said.

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      He is the latest Tamaraw to explore his options overseas, with Ken Tuffin and Joseph Nunag both playing for the Taranaki Mountainairs in the New Zealand National Basketball League.

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      The high-flying banger was impressive for FEU-Diliman's campaign last UAAP Season 82, averaging 9.1 points on 37-percent shooting, on top of 9.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 2.1 steals in 26 minutes of play. He helped the Baby Tamaraws finish third.

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      Anonuevo was scheduled to get his first taste of seniors action with Seaoil-FEU in the 2020 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup before the global COVID-19 pandemic struck.

      His mother is related to the wife of FEU team consultant Nash Racela.

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