Jul 26, 2020

Manganti can't wait to share court with idol Cyrus Baguio

NORTHPORT rookie Sean Manganti can't wait for the PBA to finally resume its games.

If ever, the first thing he's looking forward aside from making his pro debut with the Batang Pier is to be in the same court as his idol Cyrus Baguio.

While he idolized several players in the likes of Allein Maliksi, Alex Cabagnot, and Batang Pier teammate Sean Anthony, the 39-year-old, high-flying Baguio stood out the most.

"I like his style of playing. I try to steal some of his moves. Just the way he moves around the court, he's very shifty for his size," the rookie out of Adamson said of the veteran NLEX guard.

"So, I really try to look up at him and steal his stuff."

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Good thing for Manganti, Baguio deferred retirement and opted to play for one more conference with the Road Warriors in the Philippine Cup until the league decided to shut down operations following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the long break, the San Diego, California native made sure to keep in shape and be ready if and when the league formally allows teams to start their respective workouts.

"We have our zoom team workout, but I also make sure that I work out on my own," said Manganti.

"My teammates and coaches just tell me to stay in shape, try to do as much as I can with the things I have at home, and just try to keep my spirit up."

Aside from daily workouts, the 25-year-old forward admitted getting hooked up on furniture shopping during the quarantine period as he just moved to a new condo unit.

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"Furniture shopping and cooking, cooking a lot of food," he said of what kept him busy during the break.(RG)