Three projected lottery picks in 2021 per ESPN.com are now with the G League Select, No. 2 Green, No. 4 Jonathan Kuminga and No. 12 Daishen Nix. Another player with a big upside on that team is 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto, a native of the Philippines. “I think Kai, with a lot of bigs in the NBA, has the ability to play like [Nikola] Jokic,” G League coach Brian Shaw, a three-time NBA champion, said Sunday in a Zoom call with reporters. “Based on the film I saw, he can shoot outside. He can be a facilitator where you can put him on top of the floor and do dribble hand-offs just like Jokic.” Despite forgoing college, all of the G League players will have the option of earning their college degrees through a program at Arizona State.
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“When they come through our program and they do make it to the NBA, we’ll still pay for them for four years of college through a program in Arizona State if they every wanna finish their education,” Shaw said. “So that’s what a lot of people don’t know.” Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter Follow ZAGSBLOGHoops on Instagram And Like ZAGS on Facebook