WHEREVER Kai Sotto's NBA dream takes him, Chooks-to-Go president Ronald Mascarinas assured the 16-year-old cager of the company's full support.
That's the promise the amiable entrepreneur told the 7-foot-2 prodigy on Tuesday's sendoff as the UAAP Season 81 juniors Most Valuable Player detailed his plan to take his talents overseas to further hone his game.
"Whether nandito si Kai or sa labas ng bansa, our support will continue," said Mascarinas, who once regarded Sotto as "the Yao Ming or the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Philippines."
The Chooks-to-Go head honcho lauded the guts of the young Sotto to live his dream as the Ateneo Blue Eaglet is set to undergo intensive training in the United States before choosing which European club he'll sign with.
Sotto has reportedly drawn the interest of Spanish squads Barcelona, Real Madrid, Baskonia, and Estudiantes, as well as German club ALBA Berlin.
All of these efforts are geared towards helping Sotto close in on becoming the first homegrown Filipino player to make it to the NBA.
"Maraming Pilipino ang nangangarap na maglaro sa NBA. Hindi iba si Kai. I can only wish that God will continue to bless Kai and his family in this very tough journey," he said.
"So Kai, good luck. You are a gift to our country."