Ever since Yeng Guiao took over the Gilas Pilipinas Men’s program back in August of last year, he has made sure to have a young player in the team.
Only Ravena was part of the squad during games, playing against both Qatar and Kazakhstan.
“Actually we are keenly observing yung youth team namin,” Guiao said. “Kasi ako naman, every window ng FIBA, we always had an investment in our future.
“Baka pwede isang slot din ibigay natin doon sa whoever is going to do well sa Under-19 natin.”
For the World Cup proper this August in China, Guiao is looking to add another Gilas youth player to the pool.
“AJ [Edu] and Kai. We’re open to that. Added experience sa kanila yun.”
Edu currently plays for the University of Toledo. Meanwhile, Sotto has been training abroad for the last two months.
The two big men are currently in the country as part of Gilas Pilipinas Youth for the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup. The tournament takes place from June 29 to July 7 in Heraklion, Greece.
Guiao wants the 7-foot-1 Sotto and 6-foot-11 Edu to return to the country after the global meet so that they could at least train with the seniors’ squad.
Justin Brownlee relieved Ginebra stepped up for him
Chito Victolero holds head up high after Game One loss: ‘Very good game’
Stanley Pringle not celebrating much after taking Game One: ‘Job’s not done’
Mighty Sports bags second Jones Cup
Ex-Lady Eagles reunite as Choco Mucho enters PVL wars
Philippines U23 sent to brink by Okayama Seagulls in Sealect Open
Roger Gorayeb says he will not take sides on Bermillo-Dzakovic incident: ‘Yung act itself hindi maganda’
SJ Belangel comes out of his shell during Cignal-Ateneo’s D-League campaign
Agem Miranda scores game-winner over Arellano, hoists JRU to win column
Jaycee Marcelino, Lyceum flaunt experience over young Mapua for bounce back win
Jeo Ambohot’s putback lifts Letran past Perpetual in OT
Canlas, Nelle lead San Beda to 21st straight win against EAC
- News2 days ago
Oliver Almadro prepares Choco Mucho Flying Titans for PVL ‘war’
- News4 days ago
Pons, Palma link up anew, power Petron to sweep of Generika
- Basketball3 days ago
Fil-Ams Hawkins, Bade, Hayes, Bautista to make Gilas debut in Jones Cup
- Basketball4 days ago
Jovelyn Gonzaga remains to be Army’s ever-reliable soldier