He was part of the national men's basketball team who won three consecutive Asiad medals and bronze medal in the 1954 World Basketball Championship.
He was inducted into the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements in the sport of Basketball on 25 January 2016.
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- Navarro, June (January 4, 2016). "Espino, Sulaiman head 13 more Hall of Fame nominees". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
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