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Kai Sotto commits to US-based basketball group

Batang Gilas' Kai Sotto during the SEABA Day 3 match against Singapore at Smart Araneta Coliseum, May 14, 2017 (Rio Leonelle Deluvio)

By JAN CARLO ANOLIN

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Kai Sotto, who took his talents to the US, has committed to Atlanta-based basketball organization The Skill Factory.

Sotto, former UAAP junior’s MVP, announced this while training Saturday morning in his YouTube channel.

In an almost two-minute long video, the 7’1” Filipino prodigy showcased his skill set since taking his talents to US for training earlier this year.

“I’m here to announce that this upcoming season, I’ll be joining The Skill Factory international team,” the 17-year-old NBA hopeful said, followed by a series of skill set highlights, including ball handling, passing, three-point shooting, dunking, and post moves.

“I would like to thank all my fellow Filipinos and everybody who had been supporting me since day one.”

Rob Johnson, head coach of TSF Post Grad program, and Adam Gibbs, director of TSF Elite Youth Basketball, welcomed Sotto’s commitment to the team through Twitter.

With the TSF, Sotto is expected to compete in several basketball tournaments such as the Georgia Elite 8, NBA Academy Games, and Global Jam in Spain, among others.

Yesterday, Sotto dropped 18 points to go with 12 rebounds in his debut game which TSF lost, 65-61, to IMG.

According to its website, TSF is a “sports skill and development organization” founded in 2011 that “specializes in high quality custom sports coaching and training skills program.”

NBA stars such as James Harden, John Wall, and Kemba Walker, among others, joined TSF’s Professional Level program.

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Written by Tempo Desk

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