Kai Sotto PHOTO FROM FIBA.COM
FILIPINO NBA prospect Kai Sotto has agreed to play for the Philippine males’s basketball staff within the upcoming FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers window, the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP) stated this Wednesday.
In response to the SBP assertion, the 7-foot-2 Sotto expressed his eagerness to play for Gilas Pilipinas within the qualifiers and is scheduled to reach within the nation on Thursday, August 18.
Sotto is in Australia the place he performs for the Adelaide 36ers within the Nationwide Basketball League.
“We’re glad to have Kai within the Gilas fold and thank him for his immediate response to the decision to play for the flag and nation for the August Qualifiers,” Sonny Barrios, SBP government director and spokesperson, stated.
Earlier, Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson confirmed his capability to play for the Philippine staff within the fourth window of the qualifiers scheduled for later this month.
Sotto and Clarkson will be a part of Thirdy Ravena, Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks, Carl Tamayo, Francis Lopez, Kevin Quiambao and Dwight Ramos within the first pool of gamers.
Gilas Pilipinas could faucet gamers from the Philippine Basketball Affiliation (PBA) and the ultimate composition of the nationwide staff can be introduced after the continuing PBA Philippine Cup semis.
In the meantime, Gilas Pilipinas head coach Vincent “Chot” Reyes confirmed that Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Coach will be a part of the nationwide staff teaching employees for the August qualifiers.
The Philippines will face Lebanon in Beirut on August 26 and host Saudi Arabia on August 29.