Kihei Clark's mom has one advice for raising a student athlete: "Always be there for your kids"
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 06, 2019 09:09 PM
Our very own TJ Manotoc sat down with Kihei Clark's mother Sharon to get to know the Filipino-American baller. (Photo courtesy of TJ Manotoc).
Virginia's Filipino-American rookie guard Kihei Clark has come a long way.
From being a under-the-radar recruit out of high school, the 5'10" playmaker has been a revelation for the Cavaliers in their sensational run to the US NCAA Final Four.
While his stats may not show it, his pesky defense against bigger and older guards, and his sound decision making that's way beyond his years has turned him into a key cog in Virginia's stellar campaign in March Madness.
Our very own TJ Manotoc sat down with his mother Sharon to talk about Kihei's Manila visit back in 2018 for the NBTC, his grit in playing through injury, his steady development, making history as only the second player with Filipino roots to play in the U.S. NCAA Final Four, and of course, how to raise an inspiring young man on and off the court.
Had a chance to meet and interview the mom of @ClarkKihei Sharon as she dropped by San Francisco en route to the Final Four in Minneapolis. And we got a chance to FaceTime the young FilAm trying to make history 🙂👍🏼 @abscbnsports @ABSCBNNews @balitangamerica pic.twitter.com/3bKPDtcV9o— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) April 6, 2019
UVA will face Auburn in the semifinals on April 7, for the right to advance to the NCAA tournament Finals.
Meanwhile, TJ was also able to catch up with Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson to talk about Kai Sotto and Jalen Green, the new batch of Filipino ballers who are trying to break through to the NBA.
Speaking of Pinoys, last chance to see @JordanClarksons at the Oracle Arena tonight! He had this message to Gilas fans, Jalen Green, and Kai Sotto! @abscbnsports @ABSCBNNews @balitangamerica pic.twitter.com/9Nqq9ZbYlB— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) April 6, 2019