Kai Sotto misses historic NBA draft call; aims for late signing, NBL return

24/06/2022 8:06:00 AM

Kai Sotto goes undrafted but the path to make it to the NBA has certainly not closed for the 7-foot-3 Filipino standout

Kai Sotto missed his lone career shot of becoming the first full-blooded Filipino NBA draft selection after going undrafted on Thursday, June 23 (Friday, June 24, Manila time). READ:

Kai Sotto goes undrafted but the path to make it to the NBA has certainly not closed for the 7-foot-3 Filipino standout

MANILA, Philippines – Kai Sotto missed his lone career shot of becoming the first full-blooded Filipino NBA draft selection after going undrafted on Thursday, June 23 (Friday, June 24, Manila time)..Reynald I.Magic when the 2022 NBA Draft takes place on Thursday.

Despite the unfortunate result for him and his rabid Pinoy fan base, the 20-year-old’s path to make it to the world’s top basketball league has certainly not closed as teams may still sign him to a rookie deal or a two-way contract at any point before and during the 2022-2023 season.Sotto also has a standing two-year contract plus a third-year option with the Australia National Basketball League (NBL), where he finished his pro debut season with averages of 7.5 points, 4.After his supposed Ignite stint together with now NBA players Jalen Green and James Wiseman fell apart, Sotto tried to find another way to beef up his experience for the world’s biggest league.5 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in just a little over 15 minutes per game.0 assists.

“I’m thankful for all the support of my fellow Filipinos,” Sotto told News5 minutes after the NBA Draft.48 rebounds and close to a block in 15 minutes of play.“I feel I let a lot of people down.I will remember this feeling so next time I’ll do my best.I have a chip on my shoulder.And I’m a pretty good passer at my height as well and I have a high basketball IQ and pretty good shot blocker,” said Sotto, now standing at the doorstep of his NBA dream.” Back in the Land Down Under, the 7-foot-3 center may continue to polish his game, and continue attracting NBA scouts for a possible call-up.Brown’s NBA career ought to be a cautionary tale for Smith and other hopefuls in the draft, where top picks often fail to live up to lofty expectations.

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D-day for Filipino NBA aspirant Kai SottoDestiny will be revealed on Friday, June 23, when the NBA Rookie Draft commences in Brooklyn, New York, with the Filipino sensation pinning his hopes that the blood, sweat and tears are all worth it.

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