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    Former Batang Gilas prospect Ethan Kirkness commits to UP Maroons

    Dec 30, 2019
    PHOTO: Jaime Campos

    UNIVERSITY of the Philippines continued to prepare for the future after securing the commitment of 6-foot-10 prospect Ethan Kirkness.

    Kirkness' father Michael confirmed the news in a report by the Tiebreaker Times, citing education as the main reason for the Fil-Aussie big man's move.

    "We chose UP because of their academics. It is a really good school," he was quoted as saying.

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    Kirkness has been one of the most intriguing talents for the Gilas Youth team but has yet to be called up owing to issues on his knee.

    The 17-year-old, though, has been working tirelessly to rebuild himself as he currently trains with Xpress Basketball in Queensland, Australia.

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