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Kai signs with Adelaide 36ers

Kai Sotto’s trek to the NBA has reached a new stop, and this time he’s heading “Down Under” to play for the renowned Adelaide 36ers club in the National Basketball League......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarApr 21st, 2021

Sotto reaffirms duty for Gilas Pilipinas 5

Philippine basketball pride Kai Sotto reaffirmed his commitment to the Philippine national men’s basketball team program despite his contract to play with the Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Sotto all set for Gilas duty

Filipino basketball wunderkind Kai Sotto reaffirmed his commitment to the Philippine national men’s basketball team program despite his contract to play with the Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

& lsquo;Sotto will be pushed physically, mentally& rsquo;

Kai Sotto, the second youngest Adelaide 36ers’ player being groomed for next year’s NBA rookie draft, is expected to have his hands full playing against players much older than him very soon......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 28th, 2021

Red-carpet welcome for Sotto in Australia

Adelaide-bound Filipino cager Kai Sotto is assured of a red-carpet welcome when he arrives in Australian to join his 36ers team in the National Basketball League......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

Kai Sotto: G League Ignite taught me to be a pro

Now with a new destination in mind with his contract with the Adelaide 36ers, Sotto bared the learnings he took from the developmental league's professional pathway......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2021

Tab Baldwin: Australian NBL an excellent match for Kai Sotto

With Sotto being 7'3", the NBL becomes an ideal place to develop his skills to become NBA calibre as he works with the Adelaide 36ers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

Kai Sotto s Adelaide 36ers jersey now available for pre-order

Fans of Kai Sotto can now pre-order his official Adelaide 36ers jersey......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

With 36ers, Sotto free to render Gilas duties

Filipino wunderkind Kai Sotto’s upcoming trip to “Down Under” to play for the Adelaide 36ers in the National Basketball League is more than just a new beginning......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

Double jackpot for Australia-bound Kai Sotto

Filipino wunderkind Kai Sotto's upcoming trip to "Down Under" to play for Adelaide 36ers in the National Basketball League is more than just a new beginning as he has also hit double jackpot with regards to his Gilas Pilipinas commitment and ultimate NBA dream......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

Adelaide 36ers coach immediately excited about signing Kai Sotto

Sotto will reinforce an Adelaide squad bannered by Josh Giddey and former Kentucky star Isaac Humphries......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

Kai Sotto to play in Australia s NBL

First reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, Sotto will be playing for Adelaide 36ers in the National Basketball League......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2021

FIBA: “Impressive” Kiefer Ravena resumes basketball rise

On Sunday, Kiefer Ravena played his first basketball game in 18 months. Despite the long layoff, the Phenom didn’t look like he missed a beat. In 17 minutes against Australia’s Adelaide 36ers, Kiefer was the top local for Gilas Pilipinas with 11 points on a solid 5 of 8 shooting. In the second quarter, Ravena started with seven straight points as he tried to spark the national team offense. Despite limited action, Kiefer showed what he’s got and renewed his trust to national team head coach Yeng Guiao, also his coach in the PBA. “I’m happy. I’m satisfied. I’m impressed, actually,” Guiao said of Ravena’s comeback game. “And the good thing about Kiefer is he’s not just contributing on the floor, he also contributes off the floor. As young as he is, he is well-respected as a leader of this team,” he added. Against the 36ers, Gilas Pilipinas actually lost, 75-85. However, the national made a huge run in the fourth quarter, cutting a once 21-point lead to just seven points. Guiao wanted to put Ravena late to finish the comeback but opted not to. He’ll save the Phenom as his trump card in the World Cup. “Sabi ko ise-save ko na lang muna,” coach Yeng said. “I was already happy with what I saw. He [Kiefer] will still get better,” Guiao said.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2019

36ers coach: Play your best as a team

Adelaide 36ers coach Joey Wright gave Gilas Pilipinas his vote of confidence in its coming campaign in the Fiba Basketball World Cup in China......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2019

Ravena returns but Gilas succumbs to Adelaide in tune-up game

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas failed to reassert its mastery over the Adelaide 36ers as it absorbed a 75-85 loss in the second of their two tune-up games at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City on Sunday, August 25. Kiefer Ravena played in his first game following his FIBA-imposed suspension, but the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2019

FIBA: Gilas Pilipinas’ World Cup team is finally set

Gilas Pilipinas’ 2019 FIBA World Cup team is set but head coach Yeng Guiao won’t reveal just yet. Following the last tuneup game agaist the Adelaide 36ers Sunday, Gilas Pilipinas has finalized the team that will play in China for the World Championships. The official announcement, via the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, should come no later than Monday. “Meron na,” Guiao said of the final lineup. “[Pero] gusto ko a pahabain ang suspense eh.” “Hindi, meron na. The lineup is going to be released by t he SBP. It will be coursed through the official website,” coach Yeng said. The final Gilas lineup still needs to be approved by management but Guiao says there should be no problem with the decision. Running the lineup through the bosses is mere formality. “We need to have it approved, si boss MVP tsaka si boss Al Panlilio. I don’t see any problem with the approval,” Guiao said. “I think they will agree with it, formalities na lang yun but it has to pass through them. It’s in the process of being relayed to them so baka anytime lumabas na,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2019

FIBA: Back to normal for Kiefer as he returns from 18-month ban

Kiefer Ravena is finally back. On Sunday, Ravena played his first game in 18 months as Gilas Pilipinas took on Australia’s Adelaide 36ers for the national team’s final tuneup game ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Kiefer came off the bench and scored 11 points. He had a stretch to start the second quarter where he scored seven straight to try and spark the Gilas offense. Unfortunately, the Philippines lost to the 36ers, 75-85. “Okay naman,” Ravena said of his return. “Sayang talo, pero a lot of lessons learned.” “It could have been a better ending for us going to the World Cup, but for me, I just want to get my feet wet especially ang tagal ko hindi nakalaro. It was really nice to be aroung the guys again,” he added. With his FIBA suspension finally up, Kiefer is relieved to get everything back to normal in terms of his basketball career. While he still have some things to sharpen after his long layoff, not thinking about the things he’s not allowed to do is a huge difference in his overall approach. “Parang pag-tapak ko nung umpisa, nung pinasok ako, yun ang naramdaman ko. Di ko na kailangan magtago, mag-isip na bawal to, bawal yan,” Ravena said. “I'm just back to playing the sport that I love and representing my country to the highest and best of my abilities,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2019

FIBA: Kiefer, Bolick, Perez make Gilas Pilipinas’ World Cup team

The suspense didn’t last long. Gilas Pilipinas’ official lineup for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China is finally set, as announced by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Sunday night. The Philippines will field a team that feature Andray Blatche, Japeth Aguilar, June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood, and Paul Lee, all of who will make a second trip to the World Championships. Gilas will also play Raymond Almazan, Mark Barroca, RR Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Kiefer Ravena, and PBA rookies CJ Perez and Robert Bolick. Yeng Guiao will lead the team to China as head coach. The final cuts from the original 19-man pool that went to training for Gilas Pilipinas were Beau Belga, Marcio Lassiter, Poy Erram, and Matthew Wright. In the case of the last three, they were all nursing injuries. Gilas’ final 12 is the same team that took on Australia’s Adelaide 36ers Sunday in their final tuneup game. The national team lost, 75-85. The Philippines will open the 2019 FIBA World Cup on Aug. 31 against Italy. Gilas then takes on Serbia and Angola on Sept. 2 and Sept. 4 respectively.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2019

Rough-edged Gilas needs more polish for World Cup, says Guiao

MANILA, Philippines – Yeng Guiao said Gilas Pilipinas still needs some fine-tuning if it wants to compete at a high level in the FIBA World Cup even after beating the Adelaide 36ers in a tune-up game. The Philippine crew squandered a nine-point lead in the first half before grinding it out ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2019

FIBA: Near triple-double for Blatche as Gilas Pilipinas beats Adelaide 36ers

Gilas Pilipinas gets a huge boost in its preparations for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. The Philippine national team beat Australia’s Adelaide 36ers, 92 - 83, in a practice game Monday at the Meralco Gym. It’s the first of two games between the two teams and Gilas improved to 4-1 overall in its tune-ups ahead of the World Championships. Gilas was in control for most of the game until the 36ers’ strong fourth-quarter effort that gave them the lead, 81-80. Fortunately for the national team, Andray Blatche found RR Pogoy for a booming triple with 3:32 to go that sparked a 10-0 run for Gilas, regaining the lead that they’ll never lose until the final buzzer. Pogoy scored eight in that 10-0 run with Blatche assisting on all three baskets. Japeth Aguilar then dropped a two-hand power slam with 35 seconds left for a 92-83 lead that pretty much sealed the win. Blatche posted a near triple-double and finished with 19 points, 18 rebounds, and nine assists. Japeth Aguilar added 17 for Gilas while CJ Perez came off the bench and scored 12 points. RR Pogoy and Paul Lee were likewise in double figures with 10 points each.     The scores: GILAS PILIPINAS 92 - Blatche 19, Aguilar 17, Perez 12, Pogoy 10, Lee 10, Bolick 8, Almazan 7, Barroca 5, Fajardo 4, Norwood 0, Rosario 0. ADELAIDE 83 - Moore 16, Froling 11, Teys 10, Dillon 10, Taylor 9, Griffin 9, Kyei 8, Johnson 6, McVeigh 4, White 0. Quarterscores: 25-16, 50-49,73-68, 92-83.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2019

FIBA: Every win counts for Gilas Pilipinas as World Cup nears

Gilas Pilipinas’ first game against Australia’s Adelaide 36ers has served its purpose. The Philippine national team got valuable input as it played its penultimate tune-up game ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. Against an athletic 36ers team, Gilas got a glimpse of things that work and things that won’t within their current system. “I felt like it was a good practice for us. Good practice game,” center Andray Blatche said. “We see some of our weaknesses and some things we got to fix and be better at,” he added. Against the 36ers, Blatche posted strong all-around numbers of 19 points, 18 rebounds, and nine assists. The stat that carried more weight though is the number nine, which was Gilas’ final margin of victory against Adelaide. “Overall I feel like we competed, we stayed in the game, no matter how tough times got, we didn’t lose our composure,” Blatche said. “And we came away with the win and that’s the most important thing, the win,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2019