Cholo Anonuevo receives offer to play for NCAA Div 1 school Tennessee State

Former Far Eastern University-Diliman forward Cholo Anonuevo has received an offer to play for NCAA Division I school Tennessee State University (TSU), he announced Monday.

Tigers head coach Brian "Penny" Collins extended the offer to the 6-foot-4 forward, who flew to the U.S last month to train with Kai Sotto's agency East West Private.

"I am honored to have received an offer to play, think and serve under his leadership there," Anonuevo wrote on his Instagram post. "Thank you for the opportunity Coach. All the Glory to God."

In his final season with the Baby Tamaraws in the Juniors division, Anonuevo averaged 9.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

Gilas Pilipinas prospect Sage Tolentino received an offer on Monday from TSU as well. This is the second offer the 7-foot-1 center has officially gotten after Division I powerhouse Kansan University sent in an offer last month.

Tennessee State plays in the Ohio Valley Conference and has won three national championships.

In the 2020 season of the conference, the Tigers finished fifth with a 9-9 card and reached the quarterfinals playoffs, where they bowed to Eastern Kentucky.

Houston Rockets forward Robert Covington and Brooklyn Nets guard Tahjere McCall are the only active players in the NBA today from TSU.

Sixteen other pros also came from the university, with former All-Star and NBA champion Dick Barnett and two-time All-Star Truck Robinson among the most prominent ones.