Sotto makes solid start to NBL season, weighing next options

ADELAIDE 36ers center Kai Sotto — ADELAIDE 36ERS

KAI Sotto ended his first season in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL) in style, scoring solidly in the Adelaide 36ers’ 93-60 win over the New Zealand Breakers at MyState Bank Arena.

The 7-foot-3 Filipino wonderkid had 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in just 20 minutes of play as the 36ers won three of their last four games despite missing the playoffs.

Adelaide finished in seventh place with a 10-28 card, Mr Sotto having seen action in 22 games following a knee problem which sidelined him at the start of the season. Russian mountains.

Mr. Sotto, who turns 20 next month, averaged decent numbers of 7.52 points off a 50% clip and 4.48 rebounds in his international professional league debut.

He has yet to announce whether he will stay with Adelaide in the NBL or throw his hat in the National Basketball Association (NBA) draft in June to dream of being the first local Filipino player there.

Mr. Sotto, in a previous interview, said he was still weighing his options and would decide his next plans after his campaign with the 36ers.

Last year, he signed with Adelaide in the NBL as its first Pinoy player after stints with Gilas Pilipinas and Ateneo in the Philippines as well as the NBA G League Ignite in the United States. — John Bryan Ulanda

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