MANILA, Philippines—Kai Sotto’s much-awaited debut within the NBA Summer time League earned the eye of Utah Jazz guard and fellow Gilas Pilipinas’ member Jordan Clarkson.
After Sotto’s commendable outing within the Orlando Magic’s loss by the hands of the Portland Path Blazers, 88-71, on Friday, Clarkson retweeted the 7-footer’s spotlight reel on Twitter.
“Stable efficiency, hold grinding away!” wrote the Filipino-America NBA veteran.
Sotto completed with six factors, 4 rebounds and an help in solely 13 minutes of play. He additionally tallied three out of the squad’s ten workforce blocks.
— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) July 14, 2023
“I feel we had been fairly good defensively. We simply set to work on getting higher seems to be. We simply should bounce again,” mentioned Sotto.
The duo of Sotto and Clarkson has already been large for Gilas Pilipinas again in August, final yr.
Within the Filipinos’ 84-46 victory over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia within the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers, the NBA guard balled out with 23 factors.
Clarkson’s stellar taking pictures evening was backed by Sotto’s monster double-double within the victory with 16 markers and 13 boards.
Gilas Pilipinas seems to be to copy the duo’s stellar efficiency within the Fiba World Cup with each Sotto and Clarkson being included within the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ 21-man pool.
There are nonetheless no assurances, nevertheless, that Clarkson or Sotto would don the Gilas jersey come August.
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Supply: sports activities.inquirer.web