Puso ni Kai para sa Gilas
Kahit na napurnada ang pagho-host ng Pilipinas para sa FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers sa Clark, Pampanga, patuloy pa rin ang paghahanda ng Gilas Pilipinas sa torneo kasama ang Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).
“At this point, we continue practicing. The February window can still happen. We’re waiting for FIBA, in the next few days or next week, to give us an indication of what’s going to happen,” lahad ni SBP President Al Panlilio.
“We are hopeful that we can find a solution. FIBA is doing its best to look for another location where we could play the games. FIBA and the entire international basketball community as a whole has been heavily impacted by the effects of the pandemic but we’re all working to find ways to push through with the games.”
Samantala kahit na kanselado na ang hosting, inaasahan par rn ang pagdating ni G League team Ignite center Kai Sotto.
“Kai is committed to join the bubble regardless of whether we play here or elsewhere. He has said that he wanted to be here and we’re in talks with him to try and bring him here as soon as possible,” wika ni Panlilio.
“It’s good for him to come in and also learn the system that we’re trying to implement in the national team to work with his teammates and have a feel of what the system will be. This will help him and help us, looking at 2023, how we can work towards forming a core team that will be competitive in the World Cup,” dugtong pa nito. (JAToralba)