Bio- Sotto was born on May 11, 2002 in Las Piñas, Philippines, to Ervin Sotto and Pamela Sotto. Sotto started playing basketball when he was four years old. Sotto began studying at Saint Francis of Assisi College to continue his primary education. He grew up idolizing basketball players Tim Duncan, June Mar Fajardo, and Kristaps Porziņģis.
In March 2019, Sotto left the Ateneo as a high school junior to move to the United States in an attempt to further his basketball career. In the United States, he continued his studies at the Miami School in Hamilton, Ohio, while facing commitments with The Skill Factory and NBA G League Ignite. He graduated from Miami School in April 2021.
Kai Zachary Perlado Sotto (born May 11, 2002) is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Hiroshima Dragonflies of the Japanese B.League. Standing at 7 feet 3 inches (2.21 m) and weighing 232 pounds (105 kg), he plays center position. He also played for the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Ateneo Blue Eaglets before moving to The Skill Factory (TSF) in Atlanta, Georgia.
He has represented the Philippine national team in various junior and senior tournaments. He is the tallest Filipino professional basketball player in history, tied with Raul Dillo who is also 7’3″ and the tallest Filipino professional basketball player in history. Furthermore, Sotto is currently the second tallest Filipino man, tied with Raul Dillo, and second only to the currently tallest Filipino man, who is William Biscocho standing at 7’4″.
Kai Sotto Parents and siblings
His father, Ervin Sotto, and godfather, Ranidel de Ocampo, played basketball professionally in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Ervin Sotto is 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) and Pamela Sotto is 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m). He has two brothers.
Kai Sotto height and weight
Kai Sotto is estimated to be around 2.18 meters tall. In terms of weight, Sotto weighs approximately 105 kilograms.
On November 9, 2019, Sotto announced that he would be joining The Skill Factory, a prep program based in Atlanta, Georgia. In his debut a day later, he posted 18 points and 12 rebounds in a 65-61 loss to IMG Academy. On January 21, 2020, Sotto was named MVP of the King Invitational tournament, averaging 27 points, 10.6 rebounds, 4.3 blocks, and three assists in three games. On February 15, 2020, he participated in the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp held during NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago.
In the United States, Sotto was considered a consensus four-star recruit by major recruiting services. He was recruited by various NCAA Division I programs. On May 13, 2020, it was announced that Sotto had joined the NBA G League Ignite, relinquishing college eligibility for him.
On October 28, 2022, Sotto recorded a season-high 16 points and seven rebounds in a 99–70 loss to the New Zealand Breakers. On January 8, 2023, he tied his season-high with 16 points and added five rebounds and two blocks in an 85–83 loss to the Breakers.
On February 5, 2023, Sotto announced that he was leaving the team and signing with a team abroad.
On February 7, 2023, Sotto signed a contract with the Hiroshima Dragonflies of the Japanese B.League. His contract is until the end of the season, as he plans to join the NBA Summer League 2023.
On March 18, 2023. Sotto recorded his first B.League double-double. He had 21 points and 12 rebounds in a 90-72 win over Ibaraki Robots.
Kai Sotto Net Worth
Kai Sotto has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
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