6'10" AJ Edu excited for dream tandem with 7'2" Kai Sotto
Paul Lintag on Aug 02, 2018 08:08 PM
"Me and Kai have a good relationship right now, on and off the court, and I think that can develop to something really good in the future," --- AJ Edu on Kain Sotto.
Everyone is raving about the dream youth tandem of Kai Sotto and AJ Edu nowadays.
On one side you have Kai, the 7'2" skyscraper that is still somehow growing. On the other end you have AJ, the 6'10" Fil-Nigerian who is supremely athletic.
The Philippines has never had a combo quite like this before and there's legit reason to get excited about Batang Gilas' new frontline.
Fortunately, we don't have to wait long as the U-18 national team with Kai and AJ will see action right away in the 2018 FIBA Under-18 Asian Championships in Thailand starting Sunday.
Batang Gilas, backed by Chooks-to-Go, will go for a U-19 World Cup slot and we get to see the official debut of our newest, and perhaps best, Twin Tower combination.
"Like the fans, I'm excited," Edu said when asked about him teamming up with Kai Sotto.
"Everyone's been saying nicknames like Twin Towers and stuff and it's really cool. Me and Kai have a good relationship right now, on and off the court, and I think that can develop to something really good in the future," he added.
For their first tournament together, Edu promises to go all out with Kai and the rest of the U-18 Batang Gilas crew.
He also expects to mesh well with his equally-imposing counterpart as AJ is a natural power forward and Kai is a natural 5.
Only great things will come from this towering combo.
"I think we'll link well with him [Kai] being the 5 and me being the 4 so yeah, it will be good," Edu said.
"We're going to give our hearts out," he added.
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