The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) confirmed that the Philippine basketball miracle Kai Sotto is expected to arrive in the country on Monday evening.
“He (Sotto) is expected to fly in this evening,” said the SBP’s special assistant President Ryan Gregorio.
However, SBP is playing by the ear of Sotto’s inclusion in Gilas Pilipinas’ line-up for the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers, scheduled for June 16-20 in Pampanga.
But this Gilas stay is unlikely, if you consider that Sotto has to go through a mandatory 14-day quarantine after his expected arrival on Monday evening. That means he can only go out on June 14th, two days before qualification.
A stay with Gilas at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) is more likely for Sotto, since the OQT is on June 29th This takes place in Belgrade, Serbia, on July 4th and 4th and the 7-foot-3-cager has more than a week to train with the national team.