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Gerald Anderson relishes representing hometown GenSan in MPBL

Gerald Anderson had been playing in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League for the last three years.

The 5-foot-10 guard started his career in Marikina during the Datu Season before moving to Imus for the Lakan season.

But for the Chooks-to-Go MPBL Invitational, the 32-year-old actor was in a team that was close to his heart.

For the first time, he was representing his hometown of General Santos.2021-Chooks-MPBL-Mindoro-vs-GenSan-Gerald-Anderson-scaled Gerald Anderson relishes representing hometown GenSan in MPBL Basketball MPBL News  - philippine sports news

“Malaking motivation kasi hometown ko ito e,” said the product of Holy Trinity College.

“Si Sen Manny [Pacquiao] personally nag-recruit sa akin at gusto naming magbigay ng saya sa mga tao.”

Anderson played all five games for the Warriors in the Invitationals, averaging 8.0 points per game.

GenSan though only had one win in Pool D, finishing with a 1-4 slate.

According to Anderson, the Warriors were not able to find any tune-up games during their three-week preparation for the tournament that led to their dismal outings.2021-Chooks-MPBL-GenSan-vs-Bulacan-Gerald-Anderson-scaled Gerald Anderson relishes representing hometown GenSan in MPBL Basketball MPBL News  - philippine sports news

“Ito, limited lang yung oras magprepare,” he admitted. “Medyo biglaan ito and we only had three weeks to prepare. Yung team na ito, nangangapa kami nung first three games. We didn’t have a tune-up.

“Yung first three games pa namin yung naging tuneup. Yung game versus Bulacan yung totoong laro namin,” he continued as they were able to stun Bulacan, 90-82.

Up next for Anderson and the Warriors is the regular season of the league which is slated to begin in March.

And Anderson hopes that he can play in every game of GenSan, not only for its 5-on-5 team in the MPBL but also their 3×3 team in Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas.Chooks-3x3-Marikina-gerald-anderson Gerald Anderson relishes representing hometown GenSan in MPBL Basketball MPBL News  - philippine sports news

“Ito yung first time ko in three years na pinaalam ko talaga. Sana sa regular season din. The challenge is how to prepare for it.”

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