After logging some DNPs to start his NBA Summer League career, Kai Sotto finally earned some playing time and logged some impressive stats in the short stint. The Filipino big man, who has been receiving chants from fans in arenas and support throughout social media, finally made his debut. In just 13 minutes of playing time, the center posted six points, four rebounds, three blocks and 1 assist.
Kai Sotto touched base with the media with a post-game interview and detailed his experience. “I feel like it was a good first game. Just to go out there and compete. It’s not good that we didn’t win, but we learned a lot from this game,” said Sotto. “I think we were pretty good defensively. We just got to work on getting better looks. We just have to bounce back.”
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Kai Sotto Makes Orlando Magic NBA Summer League Team
Kai Sotto is one step closer to reaching his NBA dreams! The Filipino big man has been invited to join the Orlando Magic for the 2023 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Sotto, who stands at a tall 7-3, also worked out for the New York Knicks, Utah Jazz, and Dallas Mavericks. His agent, Tony Ronzone of Wasserman Sports, confirmed the news.
Kai Sotto is looking to be the first ever full blooded Filipino to play in the NBA. With scouts from every NBA team in attendance at the 2023 NBA Summer League, we wish Kai Sotto the best of luck!
Photo Courtesy of Kai Sotto’s Instagram