Learn everything you need to know about potentially the next great star of Philippine basketball.
Malonzo, the No. 2 overall pick in the deep 2021 PBA Draft class, joins host Naveen Ganglani in the latest episode of the At The Buzzer podcast.
The duo discuss how Malonzo felt during the first-ever virtual draft and whether he knew beforehand that he would be selected by NorthPort.
He then shares how he feels about getting to play with new teammates Sean Anthony, Troy Rike, Greg Slaughter, and the guy he sees as an ultimate competitor in Robert Bolick.
Malonzo then shares his thoughts about potentially being matched up against Gabe Norwood and his relationship with “Kuya Beau” Belga.
The former De La Salle Green Archer then shares memories from his lone year in Taft, including funny rookie traditions, why the team didn’t make the Final Four, and his famous dunk on UAAP star Thirdy Ravena.
The 6-foot-6 high-flyer also shares how his sports career started in Seattle, and his fandom for the city’s famous sports teams.
He then talks about who he is away from basketball, especially his passion for art and music. Could another type of career be on the rise?
Malonzo carries himself with the confidence of a star. Does the charisma match up? Find out on the podcast.
Here is an excerpt:
Naveen: I can’t wait for you to run into a Beau Belga screen the first time.
Jamie: And you know what? I was teammates with Beau Belga, so if he tries to pull that, man, I’m gonna have some words for him (laughing). Kuya Beau, please take care of me, man, don’t try to hurt me!