Kai Sotto works out with Orlando Magic ahead of NBA Draft
MANILA, Philippines — Kai Sotto worked out with the Orlando Magic on Friday (Manila time) ahead of the 2022 NBA Draft on June 15 in Brooklyn.
The Filipino big man shared a photo while inside Orlando’s locker room on his Instagram story.
Sotto is set to work out with 12 NBA teams. He reportedly worked out with the New York Knicks.
Orlando has three draft picks this year including the No.1 overall pick and two in the second round at 32nd and 35th.
The 7-foot-3 center, who was not invited to the draft combine, is eyeing to become the first Filipino homegrown talent to be drafted in the NBA.
The 20-year-old is coming off a stint with the Adelaide 36ers in Australia’s National Basketball League, where he averaged 7.6 points on 51 percent field goal including a 39 percent shooting from deep and 4.5 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 15.2 minutes in 23 games.