Kai, Blue Eaglets, looking at deep run in NBTC

Paul Lintag on Mar 15, 2018 01:39 PM
Kai, Blue Eaglets, looking at deep run in NBTC
Following an incredible run to the top of UAAP, the Eaglets are now looking at conquering the NBTC, which will tip off its 11th season over the weekend.

Fresh from capturing the UAAP title, Kai Sotto and the Ateneo Blue Eaglets have another championship in sight.

Following an incredible run to the top of UAAP, the Eaglets are now looking at conquering the NBTC, which will tip off its 11th season over the weekend.

Ateneo is the no. 1 overall seed for this year's tournament and the Eaglets are dead set on going all the way.

"Sobrang halaga to para sakin, para din sa team ko kasi dinadala namin yung Ateneo [name]," Kai, the UAAP Season 80 Juniors Finals MVP, said Thursday.

"Syempre, sabi ko kay coach Joe [Silva], ipakita natin sa lahat ng tao kung bakit tayo champion. Paghihirapan talaga namin tong NBTC na to," he added.

By winning the UAAP title, Kai says that Ateneo is primed for a deep run in the NBTC.

"Tingin ko nung start pa lang ng UAAP, kasama na tong NBTC sa pinaghahandaan namin," he said.

"Kasi yung goal namin na mag-champion, pag nag-champion kami, mapupunta rin kami sa mga ligang ganito. Kaya preparation namin, matagal na rin," Kai added.

However, while Kai and the Blue Eaglets are ready to go, there's still one catch.

"Ako tsaka mga teammates ko, nagfocus lang kami sa exams namin. Sana pumasa kami lahat para makalaro kami dito, walang problemahin," Sotto said.

Catch the livestream of the 2018 NBTC All-Stars Division 2 at 9 am, the All-Star Division 1 at 12 noon, the Division 2  Finals at  2 pm and the Divsion 1 Finals at 4 pm on March 23, Friday. The games will air on a delayed basis on March 27, Tuesday and March 28, Wednesday at 2 pm and 4 pm on S+A and S+A HD.


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