Jack Animam ready to take hoop talents to French basketball club          

Jack Animam hopes to deliver in France (spin.ph)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

Filipina basketball superstar Jack Animam is set for her grand basketball comeback after suffering ACL & MCL injuries on her left knee one year ago.

However, the Gilas Pilipinas women’s leader will not be staying in the Philippines and is ready to continue her international exposure tour after French basketball club Toulouse Metropole Basket signed her for the upcoming season of the Ligue Feminine de Basketball (LFB).

Animam herself announced her latest professional basketball step in her young career last January 27, 2023.

Animam will be playing in one of the most elite women’s professional basketball leagues in Europe which is already categorized as a premier division.

The skilled leftie forward is looking to arrive in France on January 29 where the Toulouse Metropole will be squaring off against the Flammes Carolo basketball club.

Animam already marked her name as one of the best Asian imports in any women’s pro league after leading Taiwanese club Shih Hsin to an undefeated campaign in the Taiwan University Basketball Association.

After her stint in Taiwan, Animam shocked the whole basketball scene after getting called up to Serbia to play for the Radnicki Kragujevac club.

It was a stellar start for Animam after dominating the league in her first three games while also recording three straight double-double performances.

In her very first game, Animam was her dominant self after finishing with 20 points and 14 rebounds against Serbian powerhouse team ZKK Proleter 023 while also clinching the stunning 78-77 victory.

In the next game, Animam was still unstoppable and shot the lights out with 29 points and 12 rebounds but eventually lost at the hands of defending champions ZKK Crvena Zvezda.

Animam proved to be a worthy Asian import in Serbia after averaging 20 points and 14.3 rebounds and was the main gunner for Radnicki.

Flying to Serbia is another step in improving her game while also learning from her handlers in the East West Private in the United States, the same agency that took care of Kai Sotto, Cholo Anonuevo, and Kobe Paras.