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Sotto agrees to overseas move in NBA pursuit

5 February 2023

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Adelaide 36ers centre Kai Sotto has agreed to an overseas offer during the NBL off-season for his pursuit to an NBA dream.

Sotto, who has averaged 7.1 points and 4.5 rebounds across his 50 NBL games, has developed his game substantially over the past two NBL seasons.

The 218cm centre said the time was right in his career for the next challenge and the move overseas is the next step in his journey towards his goal to make the big league.

“A new opportunity for me is really good and another opportunity for me to play basketball, I’m excited,” Sotto said.

“I didn’t want to spend a lot of time not playing, I’m lucky I’ve been offered this deal.”

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A huge fan favourite with the 36ers family, the 20-year-old made the starting centre position his own in the back half of the NBL23 season, which saw a rapid rise at both ends of the floor.

“Every season here (in Adelaide) I’ve got better and I’ll just keep on going from there,” Sotto said.

Adelaide 36ers head coach CJ Bruton said he is thrilled for Sotto to take the next step on his journey and will continue to track his progress.

“It’s all about taking the next step for Kai and he will continue to grow as basketballer,” Bruton said.

Sotto will join his new team in the not-too-distant future.

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