KAI SOTTO TALKS ABOUT HIS WALK-IN BEING NBA-READY WITH TEAM IGNITE
Philippine basketball star Kai Sotto is currently working on his NBA-dream under the supervision of G League Team Ignite and Sotto shared in a video posted by the NBA G League on social media his takes on his role and adjustments to the team.
“Me being 7-foot-2, I have to learn every spot on the court, every position,” said Sotto.
Instructions to Sotto were clear for getting the NBA-dream, to do that the big-man shared that “My game plan is to know my role and to be the best at it, and just to always be there for my coaches and my teammates.”
Moreover, since the G League is on another level, Sotto has been working hard to coincide with his team as the Ignite squad is full of young elite prospects together with Filipino-American Jalen Green, Congolese Jonathan Kuminga, and Americans Daishen Nix and Isaiah Todd.
“…it’s been a bit of a challenge…since the game is much faster and the players are more athletic,” Sotto propounded.
The 18-year-old Ateneo standout has already played for Team Ignite in two scrimmage games against NBA G League veterans.
Although he was not able to have a full-blast performance, Sotto displayed a promising teamplay.
During the first scrimmage, he scored 5 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks, 113-107, and bolstered 6 points on 1-of-3 shooting from the field and 1 block, against 4 fouls and 1 turnover in Ignite’s 125-99 loss on the second scrimmage.
Meanwhile, under the report of ESPN, Sotto is sitting in the 94th overall among the top prospects for the 2021 NBA Rookie Draft.
Nonetheless, Sotto shared his sentiments for landing on the 94th place and just would want to shrug it off.
“I am not putting too much attention to the rankings, because I know what I am capable of doing,” he said.
“Whatever place they write me [in], that’s their opinion and I can’t do anything about it. So I am just going to focus on getting better,” Sotto concluded.