Every time he holds the ball in his hands during a game, his legion of fans who are usually girls swoon over this tall and good-looking lad from De La Salle Greenhills Greenies.
Indeed, more than just his pretty face and boy-next-door charm, his talent in basketball is also something that endears him to his supporters.
Many of his followers can attest to the fact that Jan Clement Macalalag, who is treading his studies and basketball at the same time, is blessed with both good looks and talent inside the hardcourt.
Born on June 13, 2003 in Sta. Cruz Laguna, this rising teen basketball star towers at 6-foot-1. The young cager, who is now a grade 12 student, plays as power forward for La Salle Greenies. He is also under the virtual playground sports agency management.
He considers his stint at Junior NBA Asia as his most unforgettable game “because of the overwhelming support I got representing the Philippines and found new friends from different countries as well.”
He lists NBA star and Los Angeles Lakers player Lebron James as his biggest basketball idol, while in the PBA, he likes Scottie Thompson of Ginebra Gin Kings.
“They can do whatever they want inside the court, they can shoot inside and outside the arc and they also lead their respective teams,” Jcee, as he is fondly called by his fans and friends, says.
Jcee’s career-high is 34 points in a PSBL game. And just like other aspiring cagers who started out at a very young age playing the sport, he dreams to become a professional basketball player.