KAI Sotto's trailblazing move to the Adelaide 36ers will make the 7-foot-3 center the first Filipino to play in the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia.The deal fell under the Special Restricted Player rule, which was aimed ...
Apr 22, 2021
KAI Sotto is elated to stand alongside Kobe Paras chasing their dream."I'm very happy to have Kobe with East West Private," he said a day after Paras ended his collegiate career at University of the Philippines to pursue opportunities overseas. ...
Apr 21, 2021
AUSTRALIA has attracted a lot of budding talents in the past few years, with the likes of LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton just a few of those who took their act Down Under before heading to the NBA.Count Kai Sotto among ...
Apr 21, 2021
AS he tries his luck overseas for the second time around, Kobe Paras talked candidly on social media about the pressure he's been feeling from a very young age."Ever since I was 14, I was pressured by people who ...
Apr 21, 2021
KAI Sotto has carried the country's hopes of becoming its first homegrown player to make it to the NBA.But as much as he carries the torch in his path to the pros, he's got a bumper crop ...
Apr 21, 2021
CHICAGO - I believe he can fly. Maybe even touch the sky. But with basketball evolving in a way where outside shooting has become the fulcrum of a vastly evolving game, can Kobe Paras consistently make jumpers and thrive in distant shores?Even ...
Apr 20, 2021
THE opportunity to explore how far he can go in his basketball career was just a prospect too tantalizing for Kobe Paras to pass up.And University of the Philippines won't stand in the way of those dreams as it ...
Apr 20, 2021
KOBE Paras is now a part of East West Private.The Ohio-based firm made the announcement on Tuesday as it welcomed the University of the Philippines forward to its fort."Let tomorrow be your second chance to prove that you are ...
Apr 20, 2021
EAST West Private (EWP), the group handling Kai Sotto, has seemingly broken its silence.The Ohio-based management firm reposted the NBA G League's statement on the mutual parting of ways of the Filipino prodigy and Ignite, with the 7- ...
Feb 24, 2021
ALTHOUGH Kai Sotto blew his chance to play in the NBA G League, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) said it remains 100 percent supportive of the young Filipinos' bid to pursue his NBA dream."Although we are saddened with the recent ...
Feb 24, 2021
KAI Sotto has the full support of the NBA G League as he's set to make his Gilas Pilipinas debut in the third window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers.East West Private (EWP), which handles Sotto's ...
Jan 21, 2021
LEARNING never stops for the players under the East West Private stable as NBA legend Tracy McGrady paid the young guns a visit on Wednesday (Manila time).McGrady, a 16-year veteran and a two-time league scoring champion, spent time with ...
Dec 30, 2020
FIL-AMERICAN teenager Sage Tolentino has committed to play US NCAA Division I basketball with the Auburn Tigers.The Hawaii-raised seven-footer made the announcement late Thursday in an Instagram post shared by East West Private, the management firm which also ...
Oct 15, 2020
KAI Sotto is barely 18, yet he takes his 'big brother' role to Sage Tolentino quite seriously.It is so rare to see not one but two basketball players of Filipino lineage standing over seven feet; it is even more ...
Oct 4, 2020
TAB Baldwin knows that Ateneo would be foolish to miss out on a talent like Lebron Lopez.But even as the 6-foot-5 high-flyer has committed to remain in Katipunan for his last two years in high school, the Blue ...
Sep 29, 2020
ONCE in a while, there comes a time in a basketball scout's life that he's dead-sure that what he's seeing is it.Anton Brodett had that moment not too long ago.Seeing a raw yet ...
Sep 27, 2020
FOR a kid who only heard tales about his father, Cholo Anonuevo sure is making his dad proud.Even though he grew up without his old man, the passion to play the sport that his late father loved runs through his veins. ...
Sep 25, 2020
OVERSEAS training will have to wait as Francis "Lebron" Lopez has decided to stay in Ateneo for the meantime.School insiders confirmed that the 16-year-old has enrolled this semester and has started to attend his online classes. Part of it ...
Sep 16, 2020
FAR Eastern University will always be there for Cholo Anonuevo.That was the assurance given by Tamaraws coach Olsen Racela after the Ireland-born forward bared on Monday an offer he received from a US NCAA Division I school."Same pa din," ...
Aug 24, 2020
KAI Sotto's strength is the top concern for former national coach Chot Reyes as the 7-foot-2 wunderkind embarks on a new chapter in his career in the NBA G League."I have no worries on Kai's ...
Aug 6, 2020
ATENEO standout LeBron Lopez is the latest player to head to the United States.East West Private released a teaser on Saturday, saying that the 16-year-old Blue Eaglets forward has signed with the firm.Once formalized, the 6-foot-5 ...
Aug 1, 2020
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