It’s official — Kai Sotto is going to the new NBA G-League’s professional pathway program.
“Now I take the next big step towards my NBA dream, and I am very proud to announce that I will be joining the NBA G League select team,” he said.
The 7-2 phenomenon from Ateneo High School spent the past year at Atlanta-based The Skill Factory.
Despite recruitment from American colleges, the 18-year old will be joining Fil-Am star Jalen Green in the Los Angeles-based program.
“It’s better exposure, because my dream is to be an NBA player and if that’s my goal, then it’s good that I’m already closer to it and I think it’s more competitive, especially if you’re up against those who have the same NBA dream. The G-League is a better path.”
Kai promised his fans to give it his all, as he moves one step closer to being the first homegrown-Philippine player to reach the NBA.
“I always tell myself to dream big. It’s true. Nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself that you can do it. To become self-confident, you have to work for it.”
The new G League program will be based in Los Angeles, and has already recruited several top prospects.
The program will pay players, offer extensive training and coaching, and they will compete against other G League.