Despite entering just his junior season this year, Filipino-Hawaiian Sage Tolentino is already receiving offers from Division I colleges in the States.
Friday morning (Manila time), the 16-year-old received an athletic scholarship offer from powerhouse University of Kansas.
“Blessed to receive an offer from Kansas,” the 7-footer said in his Instagram post.
And head coach Bill Self and assistant coach Kurtis Townsend himself personally recruited Tolentino.
Tolentino was pivotal in leading Maryknoll High School to back-to-back crowns in the HHSAA. Last season, he posted norms of 13.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks per game.
Last season, the Jayhawks went 17-1 in the Big 12. They were the top-ranked collegiate team in the US, before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic put a halt to collegiate competitions.
Besides Kansas, Tolentino has attracted the attention of University of Kentucky and Auburn.
Tolentino is in no rush to make a decision, though, telling KHON2’s Rob Demello:
“No commitment, no pressure. Just live my life and just keep working hard on academics and school and just work hard for my dream to make the NBA.”
Tolentino is currently working out with East West Private — the same firm handling Kai Sotto and, now, Cholo Anonuevo.