Kings' Cauley-Stein says learning, sharing experience to kids 'bigger than hoops' | Inquirer Sports

Kings’ Cauley-Stein says learning, sharing experience to kids ‘bigger than hoops’

/ 06:29 PM May 15, 2018

Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/INQUIRER.net

Throughout his young career, Willie Cauley-Stein has had the privilege to play in front of rowdy fans in Kentucky and Sacramento.

But being in Manila for the first time, the 24-year-old center is just pumped to soak in the Filipino fans’ passion for the game.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I heard that the fan base out here is ridiculous, so I’m excited to see that especially coming from Kentucky and the Kings. They’re notorious for their fans so I’m excited to see how how crazy the fans here are,” he said on Tuesday.

Cauley-Stein and WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes will be on hand for the 2018 Jr. NBA Philippines as they will help in coaching the finalists for this year’s National Training Camp.

FEATURED STORIES

They will have a first-hand look at the top 75 boys and girls aged 10-14 in this year’s camp at Don Bosco Technical Institute on Saturday before the culmination at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on Sunday to name the 16 Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars which will travel to Shanghai, China in October to watch the NBA China Games 2018 between the Philadephia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks.

Cauley-Stein is just happy to be part of the grassroots development program as it gives him a chance to share his experience to the younger generation.

“I think the Jr. NBA just puts on such a good experience for these kids. Like the way they run things is so well and a kid cannot have a bad experience here,” he said.

“The learning aspect, the respect, all that is good to me because it’s bigger than hoops. You don’t just use those things for hoops, but you can also use them for everyday life. Them teaching those things here is good to instill to these young kids.”

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2018 Jr. NBA Philippines, NBA, Sacramento Kings, Willie Cauley-Stein
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.