“I think that is something we can also look at. We need to, siguro pattern our program (sa ganoon). Actually, yan ang pinasukan ni Kai. As young as he is, if they spot potentials, they put them in some kind of program while playing for their schools, na pwede rin nating gawin,” – Yeng Guiao
According to ESPN draft analyst and reporter Jonathan Givony, Sotto is among the 10 best performers in the tournament, based on an advanced metric called Value Added.
Aleksandar Ershov dropped 21 points on an efficient 10/13 clip to go along with 6 rebounds and 4 assists while Nikita Mikhailovskii tallied a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Russians. #FIBAU19
The U19 team of Gilas Pilipinas once again came up short in the 2019 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Heraklion, falling to another international powerhouse team in Argentina, 77-72 on Monday early morning. #FIBAU19 #GilasPilipinas
The Gilas U19 squad came out aggressive in the 1st quarter, opening a double-digit cushion after a 9-2 run which Dalph Panopio capped with 2 free throws for a 22-12 advantage. #FIBAU19
According to a statement released by EastWest Private, a United States-based sports and entertainment management company, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) assisted Sotto and his family so they could make the trip back home. #GilasPilipinas
“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.
“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
Green, Artest, and fellow Fil-Am forward Kai Ballungay will reinforce Team Heart of captain Joel Cagulangan as they were part of the six players picked to mix it up with the top local high school basketball players #NBTC
“I thought we played really well. We came out with energy. We didn’t have that in the first two games,” – Jalen Green #NBTC2019