Kai Sotto will have a big decision to make this summer. Does he want to stay in the Philippines or does he want to play in Europe?
Even the 16-year-old wunderkind can’t offer a definitive answer just yet.
“Siguro before NBTC or after. Basta this summer, hindi mahirap na mag-decide ako.
“Yung tatay ko naman sinasabi naman niya lahat. Open siya sa’kin. Talagang transparent siya. Kaya ako more of nagtatanong lang ako sa kanya, at umu-oo o hindi lang ako sa kanya. Magde-decide kami siguro ngayong summer,” the second-generation cager disclosed, Monday during the 2019 Chooks-to-Go/NBTC National Finals press conference.
According to multiple sources closely monitoring the situation, the deadline set by numerous European club teams had already lapsed. Originally, the Sottos were given a deadline of February 28 for them to make their choice – weeks after the UAAP Season 81 Juniors Basketball Finals had ended.
Though clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Baskonia, and Alba Berlin have offers on the table, the team currently leading the race is Estudiantes of Spain. Moreover, renowned agent Teddy Archer is currently in the country to try to sway Sotto once more.
Still, the best under-17 center in Asia plans to just treasure every moment with the Blue Eagles come the NBTC National Finals.
“‘Di naman sa magpa-impress. Mag-focus lang ako sa team ko and more of enjoy ko lang yung moment ko dito.”
Food poisoning not a hindrance for Ginebra in facing NLEX
NBTC All-Star first pick, MVP Mark Nonoy proves Kai Sotto right
Kath Bell drops 30 on F2 Logistics, leads Petron to 11th straight win
Ginebra storms back from early deficit, overcomes NLEX to punch QF berth
Alleje twins look back on their first Battle of Katipunan — which came during their birthday
Gilas experience rude welcome in Astana
Gilas Pilipinas to face European powerhouses in FIBA World Cup
Air Padda out as Adamson Lady Falcons head coach
Mark Nonoy takes charge as Hustle tops Heart in NBTC All-Star Game
Jalen Green, David Carlos battle to epic stalemate in NBTC Slam Dunk Contest
Alfonso Montelibano strikes brace as La Salle ends three-year skid to Ateneo
Allen Lozano leads Adamson comeback in upset win against UP
- Basketball5 days ago
Germy Mahinay, UST Growling Tigers part ways
- ADMU3 days ago
Bea De Leon on encounter with referee: ‘Talagang all emotion’
- ADMU3 days ago
If blocking is what Ateneo needs, Maddie Madayag is always willing to provide
- ADMU4 days ago
Maddie Madayag’s record-setting block performance lifts Ateneo past UST