Kai Sotto declares for the NBA Draft in 2022

Kai Sotto

‘Please pray for and support me as I register my name in the NBA Draft in 2022,’ Kai Sotto says as he enters his name.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Kai Sotto, a towering Filipino kid, declared for the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday, April 28, only days after finishing his season with the Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League.

” Pray for me and help me as I seek after my topmost objects,”19-yr-old Sotto composed in a communication participated on his social media page.

Sotto just set a new pro-career high with 21 points in a defeat against the Brisbane Bullets on April 11. The former Ateneo high school star concluded his debut pro season last April 24, recording 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks against the New Zealand Breakers as the Sixers finished 10-18.

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Kai Sotto a 7-foot-3 Big Man

Overall, the 7-foot-3 big man finished his NBL season averaging 7.5 points on 50 percent shooting and 69 percent free throws, as well as 4.5 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in little over 15 minutes a game.

Sotto is expected to be a mid-to-late second-round choice, but no mock drafts have him in their top 60 thus far. However, there have been persistent claims that he is receiving interest from a number of NBA clubs.

If picked, the son of former. Philippine Basketball Association star Ervin Sotto would be the first local Filipino player to play in the NBA. He will also be. Joined by Fil-Am teammates Jordan Clarkson and Jalen Green, the latter of whom he has previously. Played against at the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) in the Philippines.

Green and Sotto were also teammates in the first NBA G League Ignite group, but Sotto quit the club before playing a single game. Green. On the other hand, led the team to the playoffs before being picked second overall in the 2021 NBA draft.

Ray Parks, Kiefer Ravena, and Japeth Aguilar are other Filipino household names that sought to break into the NBA. All three made it to the league’s developing divisions.

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