Kai Sotto's coach at TSF believes he's ready for the big time
Paul Kennedy Lintag on Jun 29, 2020 03:28 PM
After his stint at TSF, Sotto took a major step towards the NBA by signing with the G League, where he'll team up with other top prospects like top-ranked Jalen Green. (FIBA)
The coach that guided Kai Sotto when he first went to the US believes that it's just a matter of time before the 7'2" Filipino teen phenom plays in the NBA.
When Sotto decided to go to America to chase his NBA dream, he landed in Atlanta and played for The Skill Factory under coach Rob Johnson.
In less than a year there, Johnson saw more than enough to believe that Kai is destined for the big time.
After his stint at TSF, Sotto took a major step towards the NBA by signing with the G League, where he'll team up with other top prospects like top-ranked Jalen Green.
"I believe the G League will be a great challenge for Kai. I believe he is prepared to play at that level," Johnson told the Olympic Channel.
"He just needs to take advantage of the opportunities in front of him and continue to improve," he added.
The level of play Kai will face in the G League will be different and far better.
But based on his time at TSF, Johnson is confident that Sotto will be able to take everything in and come out as an evolved as an evolved player.
"Kai has a great attitude about training, he is a gym rat. He loves finding out information to apply to his game and to help him improve," Johnson said.
"Kai has great basketball IQ. He is easy to coach and understands instructions and concepts at a very high level," he added.
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