FILE– Kai Sotto during his stint with Adelaide 36ers. –ADELAIDE 36ERS PHOTO
Kai Sotto is knocking at the doorstep of his NBA goal.
But whether he makes it or not is just a couple of the many questions hanging as the 2022 NBA Draft looms.
Filipino in the NBA
Sotto is one call away from making history as the first full-blooded Filipino to reach the NBA.
The 20-year-old, however, won’t be the first of Filipino descent with that distinction belonging to Raymond Townsend, who was drafted 22nd overall by the Golden State Warriors in 1978 and played a total of three seasons in the league with the Warriors and the Indiana Pacers.
Two more Filipino-Americans in Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson and Houston Rockets young gun Jalen Green are currently playing in the NBA.