No pressure for Kai despite being surrounded by Gilas stars

No pressure for Kai despite being surrounded by Gilas stars
Kai attended his first Gilas training session for the year Monday. He ran drills with the likes of Jayson Castro, Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva and posed pictures with June Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar.

For the towering Kai Sotto, widely-regarded as the can't-miss future of Philippine basketball, there is no reason to be shy or nervous even though his young 15-year-old self is already practicing with pretty much a collection of All-Stars in the national team.

Kai attended his first Gilas training session for the year Monday. He ran drills with the likes of Jayson Castro, Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva and posed pictures with June Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar.

All in the day's work for the 7'2" phenom of Ateneo.

"Wala naman," Sotto said when asked if there's pressure for him while in the company of the country's brightest basketball stars. "Di ko naman nilalagay sa utak ko yung mga ganun. Focus lang ako sa ginagawa ko."

"Hindi naman," he added when asked was he shy to participate. "Kasi parehas naman kami ng nilalaro kaya di naman kailangan mahiya."

One thing Kai will admit though, is getting a little bit starstucked while in the presence of his basketball idols.

But that's normal and he says it's on him to learn as much as he can from those who are ahead of him right now.

"Siguro lahat naman ng makaka-practice sa kanila may mararamdamang ganun," he said.

"Tina-try ko makisama sa kanilang lahat kaya gusto kong matuto ng marami from each and every one of them," Sotto added.

 


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