Ethan Kirkness – Batang Gilas New Recruit
13-year old, 6’8 Ethan Kirkness wearing his Pilipinas jersey while training in Gold Coast, Australia. pic.twitter.com/I57tx8N8wL
— Enzo Flojo (@hoopnut) September 14, 2015
The future is bright for Batang Gilas (Philippine National Youth Basketball Program) as they have recruited 14 year old Filipino-Australian Ethan Kirkness, who now stands at 6’9.
Ethan Kirkness is now being trained by former NBL player Greg Fox in Australia and is set to join Batang Gilas in the FIBA Asia U16 Championship next year. Ethan is already a dual citizen and holds a Philippine Passport, which is a requirement to be able to play in FIBA Tournaments.
Fil-Aussie Ethan Kirkness now officially a dual citizen and here posing with Lebanese-Aussie Julian Khazzouh. pic.twitter.com/wgAPAR1dsj
— Enzo Flojo (@hoopnut) October 30, 2015
Photos by Enzo Flojo
Meanwhile, Batang Gilas U18 Team will start defending the SEABA U18 Crown today, April 23 vs Thailand in Medan, Indonesia.