Kai Sotto in file photo Jun Mendoza
7-2 Kai Sotto tries luck in NBA
Joey Villar (The Philippine Star) - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Kai Sotto will leave Ateneo and the Philippines to pursue what every basketball-loving Filipino dreams of – to play in the NBA.

In a lengthy post in his social media account yesterday, the 7-2 Sotto said he plans to leave the country as soon as possible to undergo rigid training with an eye of making it to the NBA two or three years from now.

“Nakapag-decide na po ako at ang pamilya ko (My family and I have come up with a decision),” said Sotto in his official Instagram account @kzsotto.

“I’ll be leaving soon to start training full-time. I want to devote the next two to three years to single-mindedly focus on my goal of joining the NBA by 2021 or 2022,” he added.

Sotto is seeking to become the third player with Filipino blood to play in the NBA next to Fil-Ams James Townsend in the late 70s and Jordan Clarkson at present.

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