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Kai Sotto on G League move: Best route for me towards NBA dream

/ 04:56 PM May 14, 2020
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Kai Sotto at the Basketball Without Borders NBA Camp. NBA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Kai Sotto’s decision to join NBA G League was a bold move, but the 7-foot-2 graduate of Ateneo High School said that entering the developmental circuit was the best option for him in fulfilling a dream.

Playing in the NBA has been the goal of Sotto, a standout not only in the Philippines but also in junior Fiba competitions, and he believes signing up for the G League puts him closer to the top basketball association in the world.

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“Now I have to take the next big step towards my NBA dream. We have many options available but after much though, I believe this option is the best route for me to get closer and faster to that dream,” wrote Sotto on an Instagram post Thursday.

Sotto was a 4-star recruit in ESPN’s grade system and drew interests from US colleges such as Kentucky, Auburn, Georgia Tech, and DePaul.

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In the past two days, there has been a lot of speculation about my next step towards my dream of playing in the NBA. Many people called, texted and congratulated me and my Titas at East West Private. I am so glad and grateful because it means a lot of you are following me on this journey. I understand that I have a lot of responsibility for all my fellow countrymen who are dreaming of seeing a Filipino in the NBA. In the last year I have been here in America, I have learned so much. I worked on improving my basketball skills, building up my body and gaining the confidence to play against the best basketball players around the world. The opportunity I was given was wonderful. I am very grateful to all those who support me and personally thanked them already. Now, I have to take the next big step towards my NBA dream. We have many options available but after much thought, I believe this option is the best route for me to get closer and faster to that dream. Here, I will be playing with some of the very best and I will have even more resources and support. I am committed to work on developing my game on a much bigger stage. My wish is that you continue to support me and my new teammates @jalen @zaytodd and DaishenNix and pray for us and hope for all of our success and health as a team. I'm very proud and excited to start my professional career with the NBA G League Select Team. I hope to continue counting on your support. 🇵🇭

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Despite the interests from such programs, Sotto decided to join Jalen Green, Isaiah Todd, and Daishen Nix in the G League’s new team.

To prepare himself in his journey, Sotto enrolled at The Skill Factory Prep School in Atlanta, Georgia.

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“In the last year I have learned so much. I worked on improving my basketball skills, building up my body and gaining the confidence to play against the best basketball players around the world,” wrote Sotto.

“I am committed to work on developing my game on a much bigger stage. My wish is that you continue to support me and my new teammates and pray for us and hope for all of our success and health as a team.”

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