(UPDATED) FILIPINO Kai Sotto went undrafted in the NBA 2022 Rookie Draft on Friday.
Through two rounds and 58 picks, no NBA team selected the 7-foot-2 homegrown Filipino, who played one season for the Adelaide 36ers in Australia's NBL.
This is not the end of Sotto's NBA dream, though.
"We didn't get the Plan A but we have a Plan B and it's not gonna stop me," Sotto told News5 on Friday.
"This is not a signal for me to stop but for me to keep going."
The 20-year-old Sotto, who reportedly had workouts with eight NBA teams, namely New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks and the Indiana Pacers, can still play in the NBA Summer League.
That path, however, is no longer an option for Sotto.
According to his agent Joel Bell in PlayItRight TV, Sotto has received multiple Summer League invites but he and his camp decided that he will play for the Philippine men's basketball team instead.
Sotto, though, immediately contradicted this, saying that his agent 'misspoke' and no decision has been made yet on whether or not he will play in the NBA Summer League.
Meanwhile, three American players with Filipino descent — Remy Martin, Ron Harper Jr. and Boogie Ellis — were also not drafted.
All of them, however, shall become free agents in the NBA.