15 Jan

Kai Sotto joins Mighty Sports for Dubai tilt

first_imgLATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos are about to get a glimpse of how far Philippine basketball prodigy Kai Sotto has gone since his overseas training.The 17-year-old Sotto, the country’s best bet for a first ever Filipino-born player to make the NBA, will test his mettle when he suits up for Mighty Sports in the Dubai Invitational Basketball Tournament slated next year.ADVERTISEMENT The team’s head coach Charles Tiu announced the news Tuesday on his Twitter account.Welcome to our Mighty Sports team @kzsottolive. Pleased to share that Kai Sotto will be playing for us in Dubai. 👀 you there. Excited to be reunited with Kai. pic.twitter.com/NtUq5YeQT2FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4— Charles Tiu (@charlestiu) December 17, 2019 Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday The clock strikes midnight in Dubai, ushers in the new year PLAY LIST 01:09The clock strikes midnight in Dubai, ushers in the new year02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Johnriel Casimero eyes sweep of bantamweight belts No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistcenter_img Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China MOST READ Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations View comments Tiu also cleared that suiting up for Mighty Sports and playing in an amateur league “will not affect his NCAA eligibility.”Sotto, who left the country to hone his skills eight months ago, will join the likes of Gomez de Liano brothers Juan and Javi on the team.The 7-foot-1 Sotto, who is currently in the US, is raring to strut his stuff in the amateur ranks while donning the country’s colors.I’m super excited to be coming back to Manila next month for a week to train with the Mighty Sports team under Coach Charles Tiu. Looking forward to playing as an amateur representing my country in the 31st Dubai International Basketball Championship. We are going for the gold! pic.twitter.com/UK1bsKzH0h— Kai Sotto (@kzsottolive) December 17, 2019ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ Sotto, who rapidly building his name as one of top big men in his class, recently made unofficial visits to renowned universities in the US in Kentucky and Georgia Tech.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areaslast_img

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