Years after the PBA Developmental League's AMA Titans drafted Daniel Padilla, Marikina Shoemakers coach Elvis Tolentino confirmed via Fox Sports Philippines that Anderson will suit up for their team in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. He explained, "Hindi ko kukunin yan kung hindi magaling. Kung wala sa showbiz yan, malamang player rin yan."
Before the 29-year-old actor entered the Big Brother house and established himself as one of the most bankable local leading men, he was a former varsity player in General Santos. Since then, Anderson has rekindled his love of the game through celebrity exhibition matches, with a few Most Valuable Player awards under his belt.
The recent development is the farthest his passion for hoops has taken Anderson, even factoring in that time when he reportedly practiced with NLEX in the D-League. And make no mistake about it—the dude can actually ball. FHM has compiled video proof that the "Action Drama Prince" deserves his spot in the MPBL.
Anderson is a bona fide scorer who can light it up from almost anywhere on the court. He has legitimate ball-handling skills for a guard, not to mention a penchant for making plays in the clutch.
The 5'10" dynamo is known for not pulling the punches versus fellow showbiz personalities in celebrity All-Star games, always giving fans a good show by going hard during a match where most players are fooling around and taking it easy.
He has had some serious competition (Kiefer Ravena, Nico Salva) in the past as part of the Holy Trinity Wildcats high school squad, a team he won a championship with. In 2014, the actor was allowed to play for his alma mater in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup.