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Sotto to begin G League stint in Feb


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Filipino NBA prospect Kai Sotto will begin his G League stint with the Ignite team next month.


The 7-foot-2, 18-year-old Sotto has been training with other top NBA prospects that include Jonathan Kuminga, Isaiah Todd, Daishen Nix, Princepal Singh and Filipino American Jalen Green for this G League season since August last year in Walnut Creek, California.

The G League announced on Saturday (Philippine time) that its 2021 season will start on February 21 in a bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

It was the same venue used by the NBA to finish the remainder of its 2019-2020 season.

“We’re excited to be a part of the G League schedule at Disney,” said Ignite head coach Brian Shaw in a media statement.

“This is a unique opportunity for our players to showcase their development while gaining a high volume of experience quickly against the caliber of talent they’ll face every day in the NBA.”

Out of 18 teams, eight teams will advance to the single elimination playoffs.

The Ignite team is eligible to make the playoffs this shortened season unlike in the “normal” G League seasons.



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