Gilas backer to support Kai Sotto's overseas training

Paul Lintag on Feb 10, 2018 06:24 PM
Gilas backer to support Kai Sotto's overseas training
"A big part of this landmark agreement is that Chooks is committing to support Kai even in his overseas training. For us in Gilas, that's very important because we know that for players to reach tgeir potential they really have to improve their skills," Gilas head coach Chot Reyes.

Kai Sotto is about to get access to a ridiculous amount of protein.

After a contract signing Saturday at the ESPN 5 office, the 7'1" Ateneo High School star became the latest brand ambassador of Chooks-to-Go, the chief backer of Gilas Pilipinas.

Kai will join Chook-to-Go's roster that already includes Gilas stars Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo, Kiefer Ravena, and 2017 SEA Games gold medalist for triathlon Nikko Huelgas.

"We're very excited about Kai Sotto, he's the Yao Ming or the Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar] of the Philippines. We're very excited to be part of his development," Ronald Mascarinas, president of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc., said about adding Kai to Chooks-to-Go's lineup.

"Gusto ko lang mag-thank you sa Chooks tsaka sa lahat ng tumulong. Sobrang happy ko na mapasama sa group na to. Asahan niyo na gagawin ko best ko," Sotto said.

The key part of this partnership, one that should make fans excited, is the fact that Kai will have ample support when it comes to his training overseas.

However, there's a slight kicker with that fact.

With Kai still attending school, the towering center has to have no failing grades in order maximize his opportunities abroad.

"We are looking at Kai to be the foundation of the Gilas program. We are thankful to Chooks for continuing to be a partner of this journey," Gilas head coach Chot Reyes said.

"A big part of this landmark agreement is that Chooks is committing to support Kai even in his overseas training. For us in Gilas, that's very important because we know that for players to reach their potential they really have to improve their skills," he added.

 


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