Teen basketball prodigy Kai Sotto has continued drawing the attention of US NCAA Division 1 schools, with Georgia Tech and DePaul University joining the recruitment process of the Filipino cager early Thursday (Manila time).
The 7-foot-2 Sotto visited Georgia Tech and posted on Twitter a mini-poster showing him in a Yellow Jackets uniform while flexing over Atlanta’s skyline with the remarks “Welcome to Georgia Tech” at the top.
Sotto went on to meet the Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouse team’s head coach Josh Pastner, and even posed for a photo with him in an actual Georgia Tech uniform and a ball with the school’s initials.
“Thank you Coach Josh and @GTMBB (Georgia Tech men’s basketball team) for a great visit and the vision you shared,” said the former Ateneo de Manila High School standout through his official Twitter account.
The Yellow Jackets have produced a number of National Basketball Association (NBA) players, Chris Bosh, Stephon Marbury, Derrick Favors and Thaddeus Young being among them.
Later on, Sotto uploaded another photo with DePaul Blue Demons’ head coach Dave Leitao, who visited him and his family in their house.
“Thank you Coach Leitao for a great home visit. Looking forward to seeing you again,” he said.
DePaul is located in Chicago and plays in the Big East Conference.
The show of interest from the two schools came a day after Sotto paid an unofficial visit to the NCAA Division 1’s winningest team University of Kentucky.
The Filipino wunderkind, with his father Ervin, met with the Wildcats’ mentor John Calipari, a three-time Naismith College Coach of the Year who steered his team to an NCAA championship in 2012.
Kentucky is renowned for grooming high-caliber NBA players, including top draft picks Anthony Davis, John Wall and Karl-Anthony Towns, along with stars DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo.
Sotto is also reportedly getting offers from Auburn University, University of Nebraska and University of South California, according to Evan Daniels of 247sports.
Sotto is currently playing for the Atlanta-based program The Skill Factory, which previously had 2018 NBA MVP James Harden.