Here Is What You Need to Know About Adelaide 36ers Player Kai Sotto Father Ervin Sotto

Kai Sotto has declared for the 2022 NBA draft and is already pictured in pre-draft workout ( Source : Instagram )

Kai Sotto is a pro basketball player from the Philipines who walked in the footstep of his father, Ervin. But unlike his dad, he did not just play for the national club but played in Australian National Basketball League for the Adelaide 36ers. 

With a height of seven feet and two inches, he holds the center position on the court. On 28 April, he declared for the 2022 NBA Draft. But while he signed the contract with Adelaide, he granted the player two years with a further option for a third year. 

He was seen participating in a pre-draft workout with the Sacramento Kings. The team listed him in the name of the gym's prospects. 

Here Is What We Know About Kai Sotto Father Ervin Sotto

Ervin Sotto, the father of Kai, is also a former Filipino basketball player. The Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs selected him eighth in the 2004 PBA draft. Before joining the NLEX Road Warriors camp, he played for the Shell Turbo Chargers, Barangay Ginebra Kings, and the Air21 Express, Alaska Aces.

Sotto was one of the most promising big players in the league, and he was noted for his outside shooting ability. Later, he also worked as an assistant coach for the NLEX Road Warriors. 

Ervin Sotto confirms offers from European and NCAA Division 1 teams for his son Kai Sotto
Ervin Sotto confirms offers from European and NCAA Division 1 teams for his son Kai Sotto ( Source : Spin )

He also represented his national basketball team in Vietnam's 2003 Southeast Asian Games. He won the gold medal after the match. He was also named PBA champion in the 2010 PBA Fiesta Conference. 

Nevertheless, Ervin might be an inspiration for his son Kai to move into sports. Being a father, he might have taught his kids some tricks and helped with the training. 

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Know The Age Gap Between Kai Sotto And His Father 

Kai's age gap with his father Ervin is of 20 years. Jr. Sotto was born on 11 May 2002. in Las Pinas, Philipines, whereas his father's date of birth is 30 July 1981. But his mother's age is not available on the web, but her name was Pamela. 

Furthermore, he is the eldest son. But the name of his siblings is not revealed in the media. He started playing at just four years old in his early life. 

He studies at Saint Francis of Assisi College to pursue his primary study. Although his father was also a basketball player, his idols were Tim Duncan, Kristaps Porzingis, and June Mar Fajardo. 

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Know Kai Sotto Ethnicity- Who Are There In His Family?

Although Kai Sotto has not openly revealed his ethnicity on the web, we think he belongs to the Filipino ethnic group as it is the largest one in the country. But, if there is any update from the authentic source, we will update it soon. 

Also, looking inside his family, besides his father and mother, he has two other siblings. Their name is not revealed to the media yet. But, he has one sister who must be a teenager and a small brother. They might be proud of their elder brother for what he has achieved at an early age. 

While sneaking into his social media, he uploaded a picture with his family. After returning to his hometown, the player's reunion with his loved ones seems amazing and cozy.