Kai Sotto Takes Center Stage at Orlando Magic Practice For NBA Summer League Preparations

Photo: Instagram/Kai Sotto

Ahead of the NBA Summer League, Kai Sotto, the promising Filipino basketball prodigy, dedicatedly attended the practice session of the Orlando Magic, demonstrating his commitment to the team's preparations for the upcoming tournament.

In social media posts shared by the official channels of the Magic on Tuesday (Philippine time), Sotto was spotted actively participating in the team's practice drills. His inclusion in the Orlando Magic's Summer League team became official last month, signifying another significant step in his quest to become the first homegrown Filipino talent to make it to the NBA.

The Magic's announcement of their Summer League roster confirmed Sotto's presence among the selected players, further cementing his position as a valuable prospect for the team. While Sotto recently renewed his contract with the Hiroshima Dragonflies for the 2023-2024 Japan B. League season, it allows him the flexibility to pursue an opportunity with an NBA team if one arises.

Photo: Instagram/Kai Sotto

This dual commitment showcases Sotto's determination to explore different avenues for his basketball career and seize opportunities that may come his way.

Additionally, Sotto finds himself in contention for a spot on the Gilas Pilipinas national team's roster for the highly anticipated 2023 FIBA World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Manila this August. His inclusion in the pool of players being considered reflects his status as one of the top basketball talents in the Philippines.

Sotto's participation in both the NBA Summer League and the potential opportunity to represent his country in the FIBA World Cup highlights his ambition to compete at the highest level of the sport and make a lasting impact on the international stage.

By attending the Orlando Magic's practice sessions and demonstrating his skills and commitment, Sotto continues to make strides towards his ultimate goal of becoming an NBA player.

As he embraces these opportunities, he not only carries the hopes of his home country but also inspires young basketball players around the world who dream of following in his footsteps. With his talent, dedication, and determination, Kai Sotto is undoubtedly an emerging force to be reckoned with in the basketball world.

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Source: GMA News


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