Coach Chot Reyes welcomed the presence of the 7-foot-3 Sotto for the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers after arriving in the country from Australia on Thursday.
“Today will be his first practice,” said Reyes. “It’s a feeling of relief kasi finally we’ll get a feel of the whole team.”
It will be the first time Sotto is going to don the national team again following his stint in the Olympic qualifiers last year.
Naturalized player Jordan Clarkson meanwhile, is arriving in the country early Friday evening and will join Gilas in practice on Saturday.
The coming few days will be a busy one for the national team as it tries to integrate Sotto and Clarkson within the system hopefully, with the other players who are going to make it to the final roster.