Kai Sotto has joined the Prep/Pre-Draft Program of Atlanta-Based The Skill Factory (TSF)
After several months of individualized training with professional-level coaches and strength and conditioning training at P3, Kai has opted to join TSF’s National Team for the 2019/2020 season.
Kai arrived in Atlanta in April to start a 2-3 year Training and Development Program that would prepare him for eventually joining the NBA Draft. He worked out with various professional level basketball coaches such as Nick Stapleton, Jordan Griffin and Justin Zormelo as well as under strength and conditioning coach Paddy Hogben at P3, prior to rejoining his Philippine National Team for the FIBA U-19 World Cup in June. After a month of reconnecting with friends and family in Manila, Kai flew back to Atlanta to start professional training with Chuck Person under Chuck’s Next Level Program, while continuing his sessions at P3.
Kai has had various offers from various high school and prep programs such as the NBA Global Academy, based in Canberra, Sierra Canyon in Los Angeles and Berkmar High School in Atlanta. After very careful consideration, Kai decided on TSF because of their close collaboration with the NBA Global Academy and their top-notch basketball program which has produced numerous NCAA Division 1 athletes and NBA professional players. A secondary consideration has been the opportunity to keep his family close, because for Kai, family is most important! Kai speaks very highly of the other options that were available to him but at the end of the day, the combination of a great basketball development program and staying in Atlanta with his family made the decision to go to TSF the right one for him.
TSF’s National Team will see action on November 9 against IMG and Kai will play his first official game with them. Kai is looking forward to playing American basketball and competing and improving his skills against the very best among his peers. He hopes to use this time to also explore the possibility of joining an elite college program next year.