Jack Danielle Animam has downloaded an NBA app that she can use to work on her dribbling skills.
"[B] But I really can't shoot tires," she said to the detective with a deep sigh.
"There is a court to be renovated two blocks from my house," she added. "It couldn't get the new ring it should have because of the lock."
Technically, it is known as an extended community quarantine. In response to the Coronavirus Disease pandemic (COVID-19), which has led to sporting activities around the world, the barrier has destroyed every opportunity for Luzon athletes to train as they always do.
“I trained every day. Then suddenly everything stopped. My world stands still. I also thought about it: what about people's plans? "
And Animam, part of the legendary National University squad that has won 96 UAAP games in a row, has big horizons.
Animam informed the investigator late Friday evening that Shih Hsin University (SHU), the newly minted champion of the Taiwanese college league, was looking for her.
"Your trainer has long been friends with our [NU] team managers and trainer Pat [Aquino]," she said in Filipino. "They were our contacts when we go to the training camp in Taiwan."
“Last year was here [SHU]. I didn't know they were interested in getting me. This was still during the UAAP season, ”she added.
Gilas Pilipinas Women's Center said that she had already accepted the offer and was in the process of finalizing the details of her business.
Animam, a UAAP Most Valuable Player and recently crowned Miss Basketball of the Philippine Sportswriters Association, was to strengthen the country's offerings at two Fiba 3 × 3 events.
But on March 13, the basketball body decided to suspend all its competitions to protect athletes from the virus.
A big part of the decision to take up the SHU deal was to further improve the national team and fix the lack of a proper women's league in the country.
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas hopes to be able to found a women's league one day. But it will take some time. And Animam wants a platform on which it can improve immediately.
“I want to win again at the [Southeast Asian] games. I can only improve that, ”she said. "Also to support a better [Gilas Pilipinas’] placement in Fiba Asia."
Animam is said to go to Taiwan "around July or August".
At the moment, the 21-year-old cager said that she was trying to stay fit even though she was confined to her home.
There is a possibility that it will stay there a little longer. The block may go beyond the original schedule and travel bans may remain. When told about this scenario, Animam could only sigh another sigh.
"Huwag naman sana".
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