Jho Maraguinot turns pro after signing with Perlas

Can Jho Maraguinot immediately bring an impact like what she did in Ateneo? (Josh Albelda/Rappler photo)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña


One of the most decorated Ateneo volleyball players finally decided to turn professional and will take flight in the upcoming Premier Volleyball League (PVL).

Jhoana Louisse Maraguinot, popularly known as “Jho”, will be suiting up for the Perlas Spikers despite having another year of playing eligibility in Ateneo.

“For me, mahirap na decision siya kasi personally, ako, matanda na ako. So I mean pumasok ako ng Ateneo I was 16, tapos aalis ako… If kung maglaro man ako next year, aalis ako 25. So parang it’s too long na for me. Sana nag-double major na lang pala ako.” said Maraguinot.

The Perlas Spikers confirmed Maraguinot’s signing after posting a sneak peek on their Twitter account.

Maraguinot was once recruited by his former college coach in Ateneo Oliver Almadro who is currently orchestrating the Choco Mucho Flying Titans.

“We were looking into it kasi player ko siya before. Alam natin na talent si Jho, hindi matatawaran ‘yan,” said Almadro.

Maraguinot’s addition to the stacked Perlas squad will only make them more dangerous with the likes of Cherry Nunag, Gel Cayuna, Thang Ponce, Jellie Tempiatura, and Cza Carandang also acquired by the team.