Jack Animam inks deal with US-based sports agency handling Sotto, Paras

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 18) – Filipina star cager Jack Animam is heading to the United States after signing with East West Private.

The Ohio-based sports agency, who handles Filipino basketball sensations Kai Sotto and Kobe Paras, announced Animam's addition to their stable on Tuesday in their social media account.

East West Private also posted a separate video of Animam working out with a caption of: "Maniwala (Believe). Family uplifting Family. No one left behind. If you BELIEVE in yourself and have dedication and pride and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards."

The 6-foot-4 Animam recently led Shih Hsin University to an undefeated season in the University Basketball Association in Taiwan, extending her personal winning streak to 96.

Prior to her Taiwan stint, the 6-foot-5 Animam played a vital role in the dominance of the National University Bulldogs in the UAAP women's basketball competitions. The Sampaloc-based squad won the collegiate league's last six titles while posting an unprecedented 78-game winning streak.

Animam received accolades such as the UAAP Most Valuable Player award in 2017, Rookie of the Year in 2015, and being a four-time Mythical Five member.

In the national team, Animam represented the country in both 5x5 and 3x3 play in the 2015 FIBA Asia Women's Championship, 2016 SEABA Championship, 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, and 2019 FIBA Asia 3x3 Cup.

The Bulacan native was a double gold medalist in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games as she steered the 5x5 and 3x3 women's basketball teams to the championship.