For one-and-done La Salle star, playing in the country ‘meant more to me’

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Relaxed rules or not, Jamie Malonzo already had his sights on playing in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

“I think it was always just at the back of my head; I just always knew it was going to be fun being back home in the Philippines and eventually play, possibly, in the PBA,” he said in former league chief Noli Eala’s radio show Power and Play on Saturday.

“Coming out of college, I definitely was weighing my options, I could’ve [gone] a bit to Spain, a bit to Italy, Lithuania, but I figured it would’ve meant more to me if I just go back home and play in the Philippines, meet some of the family members I’ve never met before,” he went on.

“I think that just meant mor…

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