Jack Danielle Animam

Animam brings act to US

May 18, 2021 Theodore P. Jurado 172 views

AFTER a stellar collegiate career in the Philippines and Taiwan, women’s basketball sensation Jack Danielle Animam will try her luck in the United States.

Animam has flown to Ohio to link with East West Private, the renowned sports and entertainment management company who also manages NBL-bound Kai Sotto.

EWP on Monday posted through its Instagram account a photo of Animam with Cholo Anonuevo and Kobe Paras and video with her in training.

National University coach Pat Aquino. who handled Animam throughout her UAAP career, confirmed the development through online interviews.

A native of Malolos, Bulacan, Animam became one of the most decorated Filipina basketball players.

The 6-foot-2 Animam won six collegiate championships — five in the UAAP and one with the UBA, going undefeated in 96 games.

Her trophy case includes Southeast Asian gold medals for the Gilas Pilipinas women 5×5 and 3×3 teams, the UAAP Season 80 MVP trophy, UAAP Season 81 Finals MVP plum, four UAAP Mythical Team citations, UAAP Season 78 Rookie of the Year, and the first-ever Philippine Sportswriters Association Miss Basketball awardee.

Animam had already hinted at making a move that will make her closer to become the first Filipina to play in the WNBA.

“Siyempre, lahat ng athlete, gusto ma-reach ‘yung highest league kung anuman meron sa sports nila. WNBA is always a dream. I still have a long, long, long way to go,” the 22-year old said.

“I’m just focusing on the things I can reach which hopefully leads me to the WNBA dream,” she added.