AJ Edu, Kai Sotto spearhead tall Gilas youth roster for Fiba U19 World Cup

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines will send the trees and the bruisers in the 2019 Fiba Under 19 Basketball World Cup with twin towers AJ Edu and Kai Sotto spearheading the Gilas Youth in Greece.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo’s Sotto and Edu, who plays for University of Toledo, stand at 7-foot-2 and 6-foot-11, respectively, are seen as the pillars of the Philippines in its first appearance in the tournament since the 1979 World Championship for Junior Men.The two towering centers, however, aren’t the only big men in the Philippines’ arsenal with Sotto’s Ateneo teammate Geo Chiu, who’s listed as 6-foot-8, and National University’s Carl Tamayo, who stands at 6-foot-7, are also in the fold.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesGilas Youth’s average height is 6-foot-4 with 5-foot-11 Gerry Abadiano the only member of the team who’s below six feet.Rhayyan Amsali and James Spencer, who are both listed as 6-foot-4, enforce the wing spots for the Philippines while Terrence Fortea, Dalph Panopio, James Spencer, and Miguel Andre Oczon are also in the shooting guard and small forward positions. World dragon boat champs out to make waves in SEA Games Xyrus Torres and Dave Ildefonso, who are both listed at exactly six feet, are the team’s power forwards.Gilas Youth is pooled together in Group C with host Greece, Argentina, and Russia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss June Mar Fajardo still has high hopes for SMB’s Commissioner’s Cup campaign Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles POC chief on SEA Games hosting glitches: ‘It’s normal’ PH beach spikers also eye spots to Continental Cup View commentslast_img

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