“We also commend Kai for his commitment to play for Batang Gilas in the World Cup in Greece, and in future international competitions of the men’s national team, Gilas Pilipinas, including the FIBA World Cup here in 2023,” – SBP President Al Panlilio.
The left-handed big man out of San Sebastian knows how much is at stake for Magnolia, which opened the season with three straight losses. #PBA
“I want to devote the next two to three years to single-mindedly focus on my goal of joining the NBA by 2021 or 2022,” – Kai Sotto #FIBA #NBA #GilasPilipinas
The league holds a Rookie/Sophomore versus Juniors showdown as part of this year’s festivities set March 29 to 31 apart from the main game featuring the North vs. South All-Stars. #PBA
FIBA has yet to reveal the sanctions for the players involved in the unfortunate Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia Boomers brawl that happened last July 2. Regardless, most speculate that there will be suspensions or even bans.
So far, the attention over at the Barangay Ginebra camp is the return of Greg Slaughter. “Gregzilla” returns to action Saturday (Feb. 3) against the dangerous NLEX Road Warriors but his playing time will be controlled.
Riding on the momentum of winning back-to-back PBA Governors Cup titles, the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings try to make it two-in-a-row with the PBA Philippine Cup set to open on Dec. 17.
An official report on Romeo’s status has yet to be revealed. Curiously, his name was dragged into a celebrated PBA trade.
Only the champion will advance to the qualifying tournament for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup, which will be held in Lebanon this August.