Staying true to his word, Kai Sotto’s agent Tony Ronzone of the Wasserman sports agency successfully sent the Filipino hoops prodigy to a couple of mini-camps organized by teams from the NBA. First, Sotto took part in a two-day training session with the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. And most recently, the 21-year-old beanpole has been able work out with the Dallas Mavericks.
On Tuesday night, Sotto went on Instagram to give his fans a glimpse of his experience inside the Mavs’ practice facility.
Of course, participating in these mini-camps is perceived to be a stepping stone in the young Filipino center’s quest to play in the NBA. The goal must be to hone his skills and hopefully, catch the eye of league executives at the same time. Sotto’s name wasn’t called in the 2022 NBA Draft but obviously, he’s still shooting his shot.
So, did Kai do well enough to leave a lasting impression on the Jazz and Mavs? Well, his fans will have to wait to get a concrete answer.
Another thing that fans will be waiting for is Sotto’s stint with Gilas Pilipinas for the FIBA World Cup. Until a few days ago, there had been questions about the 7-foot-3 pivot’s availability to play for the national team, but with his name included in the 21-man pool, such doubts may have already been quelled, at least for now.