Kai Sotto

Updated on 6/26/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 7-2
Weight: 225
Country: Philippines
Professional Team: Adelaide
Classification: Non-College Draft Prospect
Birthdate: 5/11/2002

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 78
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Solid rebounder
Solid shot blocker
Solid athlete
Has good hands

Cons:

Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Needs to improve his passing ability
Can be too passive on offense
Can be undisciplined defensively
Needs to add strength

Summary:

Kai Sotto is an tall, agile big man that played for Adelaide in the NBL this season.  He can rebound and block shots, and he will look to protect the paint to help his team defensively.  He also has some post up skills due to possessing deft footwork and shooting touch in the paint.  He also appears to have shown an improved jump shot recently.

Currently, Sotto projects to be a second round prospect for the 2022 draft. He played well in his role in the NBL, and he excelled as a per-minute big man for Adelaide off the bench. He’ll need to get stronger and be a more disciplined defender in games, but his strong production could enable him to project to be a solid role player in the NBA.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Rappler’s Article and Update on the Sotto Saga Involving the G-League Ignite
Rappler’s Article on Sotto Parting Ways with the G-League Ignite
ESPN’s Article on Sotto Signing with Adelaide in the NBL

Games Scouted:
7/3/19 Philippines vs. Serbia
1/30/22 Adelaide vs. Melbourne

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