Academics never stopped for Kai Sotto amid his pursuit of the NBA dream in the United States.
The 18-year-old finished his secondary education on Thursday, April 1 (Friday, April 2, Manila time), graduating from The Miami School in Hamilton, Ohio.
Sotto first attended Ateneo High School, which he led to a UAAP Season 80 juniors championship, before he left the Philippines to train in the US in a bid to become the first homegrown Filipino to reach the NBA.
In the US, the 7-foot-3 big man suited up for The Skills Factory in Atlanta and signed to play for Ignite, the professional pathway program of the NBA G League.
Despite his hoop commitments, Sotto continued to attend school in Ohio.
It is also in Ohio where Sotto is building his Kaiju Global Academy, a premier sports facility that will feature basketball courts, a football field, and an indoor track oval. – Rappler.com