SET to take his next basketball journey in the Australian National Basketball League (NBL), Filipino young gun Kai P. Sotto is banking on resiliency and willingness to try to see his goals through.
To play for the Adelaide 36ers in the upcoming season of the NBL, Mr. Sotto, 19, shared that challenges lie ahead, but these are something he is willing to take on, recognizing that they would only help him grow as a player.
“Believe in yourself, just put the work in. On the basketball court, you should not give up easily. The same goes in life,” said the former Ateneo High School standout in a video interview for Smart Double Giga Stories.
“As time goes on, you’ll improve. Through the challenges, you’ll face you get tougher,” he continued.
The 7-foot-3 center went on to say that the support of his family, including father, Erwin, who is a former Philippine Basketball Association player, has been a big help in his push to build a career in basketball.
“The word ‘family’ is big for me. Probably, the biggest word in my vocabulary,” said Mr. Sotto, citing the confidence to try things out as one of the lessons inculcated to him by his family.
“[There will be doubts], but don’t be afraid to fail because it will be part of your journey and lead to your success,” he said.
Mr. Sotto recently played for Gilas Pilipinas in the third and final window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers in Clark, Pampanga, in June.
He averaged 9.3 points, seven rebounds and 1.3 assists in three games in said tournament.
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