No Kai Sotto in Gilas' Monday practice

Kai Sotto failed to show up in Gilas practice despite appearing in tune-up vs. Ateneo. From the Orlando Magic's Facebook account
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG—Kai Sotto was not around when Gilas Pilipinas resumed its practices on Monday night at the Meralco Gym.

Despite an assurance from coach Chot Reyes that he will be in attendance, Sotto was visibly absent during the long training session that lasted for nearly two and a half hours.

After arriving earlier than expected on Wednesday night, Sotto observed Gilas' tune-up game against Ateneo on Thursday at the said university's Moro Lorenzo Sports Center in Quezon City.

Seventeen players were present at the Meralco Gym here, namely Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, Jamie Malonzo, Chris Newsome, Dwight Ramos, June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilas, Poy Erram, AJ Edu, Ange Kouame, Calvin Oftana, Scottie Thompson, Rhenz Abando, RR Pogoy, CJ Perez, Ray-Ray Parks, and Justin Brownlee.

Brownlee, Erram, and Thompson, however, were only relegated to observers due to their respective injuries as they watched their comrades doing some scrimmages.

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