|No. 21 – Byaheng SCTEX|
|League||Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League|
July 30, 1981 |
Las Piñas City, Philippines
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|College||Saint Francis of Assisi College System|
|PBA draft||2004 Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs|
|2004–2005||Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs|
|2005||Shell Turbo Chargers|
|2005–2006||Barangay Ginebra Kings|
|2012||Petron Blaze Boosters|
|2016–present||Byaheng SCTEX (PCBL)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ervin Sotto (born July 30, 1981 in Las Piñas City, Philippines) is a Filipino professional basketball player for Byaheng SCTEX of the Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League (PCBL). He was the seventh overall pick in the 2004 PBA Draft by the Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs. He also played for the Shell Turbo Chargers, Barangay Ginebra Kings and the Air21 Express, Alaska Aces before joining NLEX Road Warriors camp. Sotto was one of the promising big man and is known for his good shooting from the outside. He was included in one of the most controversial trades in the PBA involving Rudy Hatfield, Billy Mamaril, Rafi Reavis, and Aries Dimaunahan.
Before the 2004 PBA draft, Sotto played for Saint Francis of Assisi College System along with his twin tower center-forward Ranidel De Ocampo to which they grab championships in a collegiate league NCRAA. He was a highly heralded prospect mainly because of his size and was projected by some to be the first pick of that year's draft. Eventually, he was picked seventh overall by Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants. Coming out of the Philippine Basketball League he was once acquired the Most Improved Player and Mythical Five selection from a well known team Welcoat Housepaint.
In December 2005, Barangay Ginebra Kings signed him after his contract with Sta. Lucia expired.
On July 2006, Sotto was traded by Barangay Ginebra to Air21 Express in a controversial three-team trade that also involved Coca-Cola Tigers. In the end of the 2007–08 PBA season, Sotto was released by the Express.
On 2012, he was signed by Petron Blaze Boosters. However, after just four games with the team, he was released.
PBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||MPG||Minutes per game||FG%||Field-goal percentage|
|3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage||RPG||Rebounds per game|
|APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game||BPG||Blocks per game|
|PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Correct as of October 1, 2015
|2005–06||Purefoods / Barangay Ginebra||33||8.1||.448||.000||.697||1.8||.2||.0||.4||3.3|
- Cordero, Abac (July 30, 2006). "Ginebra, Coke, Air21 okay 7-player trade". The Philippine Star. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
- daVe (September 10, 2008). "PBA Teams: Player Movement". BasketballChat.Blogspot.com. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
- Joble, Rey (March 6, 2016). "SCTEX joins PCBL as Chairman's Cup opens Sunday in Malolos". Interaksyon. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
- Player Profile at PBA-Online!