Kai Sotto

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: PhilippinesHT: 7-2WT: 240
BORN: 5/11/02YEAR: 02WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Sotto is an intriguing prospect who comes from good basketball bloodlines (father Ervin Sotto) and who has shown marked improvement in his frame over the past couple of seasons. He’s been focused on basketball all is life and it shows in his skill level, passing and great understanding of the game.

Kai isn’t the most agile big man so he’ll have to rely more on his great height and basketball instincts. He’ll have to develop his lower body strength and work on his agility and foot-speed to be able to defend at the next level.


Comparisons

  • Rik Smits
  • rich man’s Alexis Ajinca

Draft Projection

Possible second round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft

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2022 Centers

  1. Chet Holmgren – 7-0 – Gonzaga
  2. Jalen Duren – 6-10 – Memphis
  3. Mark Williams – 7-0 – Duke
  4. Khalifa Diop – 6-11 – Senegal 
  5. Christian Koloko – 7-1 – Arizona (Cameroon)
  6. Walker Kessler – 6-11 – Auburn 
  7. Ismael Kamagate – 6-11 – France
  8. Oscar Tshiebwe – 6-9 – Kentucky (Congo)
  9. Zvonimir Ivisic – 7-3 – Croatia
  10. Ibou Dianko Badji – 7-1 – Senegal
  11. Kofi Cockburn – 7-0 – Illinois (Jamaica)
  12. Tristan Vukcevic – 6-10 – Serbia
  13. Trevion Williams – 6-10 – Purdue
  14. Yannick Nzosa – 6-11 – DR Congo
  15. Hunter Dickenson – 7-1 – Michigan
  16. Ariel Hukporti – 6-11 – Germany
  17. Kai Sotto – 7-2 – Philippines
  18. David McCormack – 6-10 – Kansas
  19. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)