Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) special assistant to the president Ryan Gregorio has revealed that Filipino NBA prospect Kai Sotto is expected to arrive in the Philippines soon to start training with the Gilas Pilipinas men’s national basketball team.
"There's a strong marching order from our president Al Panlilio to get him over here and there's just so many moving parts, and it's bit of a challenge for us," Gregorio said.
"Merong US protocols and Philippine protocols na kailangang intindihin, but sa management team ni Kai, we've gotten a very good response from East West Private led by Ms. Chao Espaldon," Gregorio added.
With the country still dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Gregorio gave the assurance that they will not be taking any shortcuts in bringing Sotto home.
"Kailangang umabot siya, but we're strictly going to follow the guidelines from the government. Ang importante dito, as soon as possible we can get him in the Philippines and we'll see it from there," Gregorio said. (JNP)