IT'S hard to hide a 7-foot-2 center like Kai Sotto.Yet somehow, the 17-year-old wunderkind was able to sneak in a short stay in the country last week just before the Philippines went on lockdown.The ...
Mar 23, 2020
CHICAGO - P.J. Carlesimo is a basketball savant who has coached at the highest level and had seen more talent than American Idol.He won an Olympic gold medal with the 1992 USA men's Dream Team and pocketed three NBA ...
Feb 20, 2020
KAI Sotto's run in the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp this past 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago netted him mixed reviews, with a lot touting his impeccable work ethic while also raising quirks in the 7-foot-2 ...
Feb 20, 2020
NBA
CHICAGO - After several hours of drills and scrimmages, Kai Sotto was tired.I saw it in his eyes, in the weary shoulders that sagged while he dragged his slender frame from center court to a corner in the north end of the ...
Feb 18, 2020
By the looks of things, Pia Wurtzbach made the most out of her short stint as the Philippines' correspondent for the NBA All-Star 2020 in Chicago.The Miss Universe 2015 flew to the Windy City last week to take part ...
Feb 17, 2020
NBA
CHICAGO - Quest Multisport, a 65,000 square feet facility that lurks just 1.5 miles away from the United Center, has watched its fair share of amateur sneakers squeak all the way to the pro ranks.Jordan Clarkson passed the draft combine&# ...
Feb 16, 2020
KAI Sotto wasted no time learning the tricks of the trade in the NBA as he had a chance to chat with NBA All-Star Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors.Sotto is part of the 64 boys and girls participating in ...
Feb 15, 2020
NBA
CHICAGO - Like the snow that blankets mount Kilimanjaro, this city I call home is covered with a bed of mushy white powder that would make for a great postcard.For frigid residents here, the cheeky warm smiles gamely surrender to an icy, ...
Feb 14, 2020
NBA
KAI Sotto of the Philippines has been included in the lineup for the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp in Chicago.THE National Basketball Association and the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) announced on Friday the top 64 boys and girls from 34 countries ...
Feb 8, 2020
ADD Boston College to those schools interested to enlist the services of 7-foot-2 center Kai Sotto.Eagles coaches Jim Christian and Billy Wuczynski took the time to meet the 17-year-old Sotto.Boston College produced Jared Dudley and Reggie ...
Feb 6, 2020
PBA
SHOULD the PBA reconsider a longstanding yet little-known rule that imposes a ban on rookie prospects who opt to skip the draft for two years?Definitely.PBA commissioner Willie Marcial explained the wisdom behind the rule was to discourage incoming neophytes - ...
Feb 4, 2020
GEORGIA is the latest school to show interest in Kai Sotto.Verbal Commits reported that the Bulldogs have made an offer to the UAAP Season 81 Juniors MVP as he continues to impress in the United States.Just this weekend, the 7- ...
Feb 4, 2020
It's one thing to find out that Kai Sotto got the Most Valuable Player award for The Skills Factory King Invitational in Atlanta. It's another to watch him actually dominate US competition on the hardwood.The 7' ...
Jan 22, 2020
KAI Sotto earned top individual honors in leading TSF National to a 112-102 victory over Believe Prep of South Carolina in the title match of the The Skills Factory King Invitational on Tuesday in Atlanta.The 7-foot-2 Sotto had ...
Jan 22, 2020
KAI Sotto will not be able to play for Mighty Sports Philippines in the 2020 Dubai International Basketball Tournament, the team announced on Tuesday, two days before the tournament opener.Mighty cited "unresolved logistical and scheduling issues on (Sotto's) part," ...
Jan 21, 2020
CHARLES Tiu would have wanted more young talent for his Mighty Sports team bound for the 2020 Dubai International Basketball Tournament."I could have had more, to be honest. I just didn't really know the plans of SBP," he said ...
Jan 17, 2020
ANDRAY Blatche and Renaldo Balkman are aware of the tough opposition that Mighty Sports is up against, but they are eager to lead the Philippine club to a first title in the Dubai International Basketball Tournament starting next week."We will do ...
Jan 17, 2020
ANDRAY Blatche and Renaldo Balkman agree that Kai Sotto is indeed worth the hype.And both couldn't wait to share the court with the 7-foot-2 wunderkind when they represent Mighty Sports in the 2020 Dubai International Basketball Tournament." ...
Jan 15, 2020
KAI Sotto made another unofficial visit to a Division I NCAA school.The 17-year-old center this time soaked in the atmosphere in Auburn University, roaming the Alabama campus with his father Ervin.The 7-foot-2 Sotto met with coaches ...
Jan 8, 2020
SEVEN is the current count of Gilas Pilipinas pool members, but don't rule out the pool from expanding -- or even getting taller.Gilas Youth standouts Kai Sotto and AJ Edu, as well as 16-year-old Sage Tolentino are the ...
Jan 4, 2020
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