Sotto still part of SBP plans


    AFTER muffing his NBA G League stint, Kai Sotto is expected to join the Gilas Pilipinas training pool anew.

    Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio said the federation is planning to get the 7-foot-3 center on board for two international tilts.

    “He’s part of the list so we just have to talk to him and reach out to him again,” Panlilio said in a press conference.

    “We have not finalized the calendar yet, but once we do, we will share with him what the plan is, and depending on what he is doing, align it with ours,” he added.

    Gilas is set to train at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna this month for the third window of the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers tentatively set from June 14 to 20 in Clark.

    The nationals will also try to clinch a Tokyo Games slot in the Olympic qualifying tournament from June 29 to July 4 in Belgrade, Serbia.