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    Besides the language barrier in Europe, there is also a culture barrier.

    Kai needs also a family support system in Europe if he goes there. In the US, they have many relatives there. That is why the US NCAA route is the more adaptable and logical choice.
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    The other boys needs to train abroad as well..

    Building our future: Like Sotto, Tamayo and Cortez need to go abroad


    read here:https://www.foxsports.ph/basketball/...-to-go-abroad/
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    I hope Rayven Cortez injuries will not hamper his basketball development that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lima-lima View Post
    I hope Rayven Cortez injuries will not hamper his basketball development that much.
    Hoping that Raven's knee pain is because of growth spurt that stretch muscle, leading to knee pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Big_Cat View Post
    Besides the language barrier in Europe, there is also a culture barrier.

    Kai needs also a family support system in Europe if he goes there. In the US, they have many relatives there. That is why the US NCAA route is the more adaptable and logical choice.
    You think Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis didn't face similar challenges when they moved to Spain as teens? At least Spain has a big Filipino community. And we're more culturally similar Spain than those from the Baltics and Balkans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3ttch View Post
    You think Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis didn't face similar challenges when they moved to Spain as teens? At least Spain has a big Filipino community. And we're more culturally similar Spain than those from the Baltics and Balkans.
    madali lang naman matutunan ang spanish. but true tho. spain has so many filipinos. plus with technology it would not be that bad.
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    its still a 15 hour flight at least for euros like luka its a short flight home.

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    How long it takes for Kai to adjust to life in Spain will be crucial to him achieving his dream. One disadvantage Kai has compared to Luka and Porzingis is they made the move when they were younger than Kai. I'm expecting Kai's first year will be about adjusting to everything besides basketball: language, culture, daily routine (waking up early for shootaround, breakfast, morning class, practice again, afternoon classes, practice at night). Once he gets passed that stage then he'll be able to focus on his game. I'm hoping he would at least have a Spain based Pinoy with him all the time while he's still adjusting to help ease the transition for him, preferrably someone who can also translate the basketball terms to him. If one can recall, Hachimura's first year in Gonzaga was dedicated to adjusting to life in US and he was unleashed at the u19 worlds. Now he's a projected lottery pick.

    Anyway, I hope Kai and other future pinoy youth players who would get offers to move to Europe to pursue their dream would find inspiration from '99 born prospect Goga Bitadze from Georgia who left home at 16 to pursue his dream. He is now a projected late first rounder/early second rounder and he is just about to turn 20 this july.


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    Quote Originally Posted by k3ttch View Post
    You think Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis didn't face similar challenges when they moved to Spain as teens? At least Spain has a big Filipino community. And we're more culturally similar Spain than those from the Baltics and Balkans.
    Ive seen the videos of Kristaps early years in Europe. It has always his brothers who would go and look after Kristaps. For Luka it is his mom who would regularly travel and see him in Spain. Its a great advantage for Kristaps and Luka because of its close proximity in Europe. Both turned professionally to Europe at a young age (15/16).

    Compare that to Kai who will be 17. I think that its too late if you want to go to Europe. Porzingis if I read it correctly has two brothers who played professionally in Europe before. While Luka has a cousin and uncle who were former pros in Europe. Those are big advantages for them

    For Kai, he has no family ties in Europe(?). Or family that had played professionally in Europe that will acclimate him. In contrast to Europe, Kai has relatives in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Big_Cat View Post
    Compare that to Kai who will be 17.
    This is my biggest concern actually. At 16 turning 17, prospects over in Europe are already expected to play with the club's u18 "A" team and Men's "B" team at the same time to get them ready to be "alpha dogs" in their final season at the youth club competitions.

    I'm reposting Porzingis' development timeline below so we can all compare it to Kai's and it looks like Kai is behind schedule. If at present, Kai is also practicing with ADMU's senior team (vs the likes of Go and Kouame) while seeing action for the jrs and team B, he'll probably be in a better position to get used to the level of play in Europe.

    From the looks of it, most realistic pathway right now would be to become one of the best international big men in the 2021 u19 wc, enter the 2021 or 2022 draft and get drafted as a second round draft and stash prospect. That's impossible if he stays here. For that to happen, we'll have to do well in the 2020 Fiba u18 Asia even if Kai is not with the NT while he is still adjusting overseas. This means the sbp's goal for the u19 in June should be about preparing for next year's u18 and not getting as many wins. Unfortunately, they're dragging their feet when it comes to laying down the national program for the u16, u19 and the one leading to 2023. If he enters his name as a 21 year old in 2023, he'll be expected to contribute at the nba level right away. Anyway, I'm hoping for the best for him and our NT program.

    Quote Originally Posted by c_d View Post
    If we'll go by Porzingis' pathway to the NBA, here are the equivalents of "boxes" he should tick:
    age 15-16: Cajasol u16
    age 16-17: Cajasol u18 & B (Liga EBA)
    age 17-18:
    a.) Cajasol u18 (All Tournament Team Torneo Junior de Hospitalet),
    b.) Latvia u18 Fiba Europe u18 All Tournament Team, leader in blocks
    c.) Cajasol B (Liga EBA)
    d.) Cajasol Main team (7 ACB games & 3 Eurocup games)
    age 18-19: Cajasol Main team (ACB)
    age 19-20: Sevilla Main team (ACB + Eurocup)
    age 20-21: drafted by Knicks

    http://www.acb.com/jugador.php?id=259
    Last edited by c_d; 02-20-2019 at 08:53 AM.

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    A great article about Hachimura's first year in the US, same situation one would imagine Kai to be in when he makes the move overseas:

    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...-rui-hachimura

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