Kai Sotto is a Filipino professional Basketball player. Kai Sotto plays for the Adelaide 36ers of the Australian National Basketball league. Likewise, he is also famous as the son of Basketball player Ervin Sotto.
Table of Biography
Kai Sotto was born in the year 2002 and celebrates his birthday on May 11 every year. Likewise, the Filipino professional basketball player’s age is 20 years old at the moment.
Kai Sotto was born in Las Piñas, Philippines. Moreover, Kai Sotto belongs to Filipino nationality and was born under the star sign Taurus.
Moving on to Kai sotto’s family, he was born to Ervin Sotto and Pamela Sotto (née Perlado). Kai began playing basketball when he was four years old. His father Ervin also was a professional basketball player. 4
Talking about Kai’s siblings, there is no information regarding them on the internet.
Thus, it is highly likely that Kai is the single child of his parents. Kai grew up with his parents in the Philippines. Kai grew up idolizing basketball players Tim Duncan, June Mar Fajardo, and Kristaps Porziņģis.
Kai Sotto went on to attend the Saint Francis of Assisi College in Las Piñas, where he pursued his primary-level education. Likewise, Kai then attended Ateneo de Manila Junior High School. While at Junior high school, he joined its junior basketball program.
Kai has earned a handful of awards in his career. As of now, Kai has received the following awards.
The UAAP Season 79 Juniors Rookie of the Year (2016), UAAP Season 80 Juniors Mythical Five (2017), UAAP Season 80 Juniors Finals MVP (2017), UAAP Season 81 Juniors MVP (2018), and UAAP Season 81 Juniors Mythical Five (2018).
Talking about his net worth, kai has earned a notable sum of wealth throughout his career. As of now, Kai enjoys a net worth of $1.5 million.
Career and Professional Life
joined its junior basketball program, the Ateneo Blue Eaglets in Quezon City. In the March of 2018, Kai led his team to a UAAP Basketball Championship title juniors division. In Kai’s debut one day later, he recorded 18 points and 12 rebounds in a 65–61 loss to IMG Academy.
On January 21, 2020, Kai was named MVP of the King Invitational tournament, averaging 27 points.
Likewise, On February 15, 2020, Kai participated in the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp held during NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago.
On May 13, 2020, The Filipino basketball star signed with the NBA G League and joined the NBA G League Ignite as part of the league’s new developmental program operating outside its traditional team structure.
Due to Kai joining Ignite, he is ineligible to play for a college team in NCAA Division I games. Kai reportedly expressed interest to join their basketball league, to be known as Overtime Elite.
Furthermore, On April 21, 2021, Kai signed a contract to play for the Adelaide 36ers of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). Likewise, Kai was signed as a “Special Restricted Player”.
Kai made his national team debut for the Philippines at the 2017 SEABA Under-16 Championship in Quezon City, Philippines.
Kai averaged 16.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, and three blocks per game, leading his team to a gold medal. Furthermore, In April 2018, Kai represented the Philippines at the FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship in Foshan, China, where he led his team to fourth place.
Kai averaged 16.8 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game and was named to the tournament’s Mythical First Team.
Furthermore, Kai was supposed to make a debut with the senior national team at the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers in early 2021 and went to the Philippines. Similarly, Kai On June 16, 2021, made it to the final 12-man lineup at the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers.
Kai is not dating anyone at the moment. The Young basketball player is currently single. Moreover, he is more focused on his professional life. His past relationships are not available.
Kai Sotto is active on Instagram and Twitter. As of now, kai has over 360k followers on his Instagram account “@kzsotto” with more than 76 post shares at the time of writing this biography.
Likewise, he goes by “@kzsottolive” on his Twitter account with more than 44.3k followers.
Kai Sotto is a handsome man. As for his height, Kai stands tall at 7 feet 2 inches and weighs 105 kg. Likewise, Kai has black hair and black eyes.