The Kai Sotto scandal has thrown the spotlight on the Filipino basketball player and the leaked video of the player is doing the rounds on the internet.
Kai Sotto is a Filipino basketball player who is 7’2″. He is currently a member of the Hiroshima Dragonflies of Japan’s B. League.
The 20-year-old has played for the Philippines national basketball team at the senior and junior levels.
However, the video is less offensive or outrageous than many would expect. Leaked footage from 2020 showed Sotto and Jalen Green, then 18 years old, dominating their NBA G League games.
The two basketball prodigies were seen in the video having fun during their developmental league games.
Jalen Green was drafted 2nd overall by Houston Rockers during the 2021 NBA Draft.
On the other hand, Sotto was ineligible for the 2021 NBA Draft because he graduated from high school in the same year and could join in 2022.
Sotto trained for several teams after entering the 2022 NBA Draft, but was not drafted.
Discover Kai Sotto’s basketball career
Kai Sotto enrolled at Ateneo de Manila High School in April 2016 and participated in the Quezon City junior basketball program.
He led the Aterno team to the UAAP Basketball Championship and was named MVP of the Finals, averaging 17 points, 13 rebounds and 6.3 blocks per game.
In the following season, Sotto averaged 25.1 points, 13.9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks and was named UAAP juniors MVP.
In November 2019, he was accepted into The Skill Factory, a prep program in Atlanta.
Sotto made his debut the following year, scoring 18 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 65–61 loss to IMG Academy.
He participated in the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago in February 2020. Major agencies in the United States rated the 20-year-old a four-star consensus.
Sotto announced in February 2023 that he would be leaving the Adelaide 36ers and signing with an overseas team.
The Filipino basketball player then signed with the Hiroshima Dragonflies of the Japanese B.League.
Sotto’s contract expires at the end of the season and he plans to play in the NBA Summer League in 2023.