Kai Sotto

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: G League
(Philippines)
HT: 7-2WT: 210
BORN: 5/11/02YEAR: 02WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Kai Sotto is taking his talents to the G League, joining Jalen Green, Isaiah Todd and other top prospects in the Professional Pathway Program as they prepare for the 2021 NBA draft.

Exceptionally tall and thin, Sotto is an intriguing prospect who comes from good basketball bloodlines (father Ervin Sotto). He’s been focused on basketball all is life and it shows in his skill level.

Kai has a long ways to go to be NBA ready but he’s someone to keep an eye on over the next year or two as he continues to grow, fills out his frame and develops his skill set. He’ll have to develop his lower body strength and work on his agility and foot-speed to have a chance.

At this stage his great height along with his skill level is impressive and he show’s some flashes of NBA level talent.


Comparisons

  • poor man’s Kristaps
  • Rik Smits
  • rich man’s Alexis Ajinca

Draft Projection

late first to mid second round draft pick in the 2021 NBA Draft or 2022 NBA Draft

Videos


2021 Centers

  1. Evan Mobley – 7-0 – USC
  2. Ibou Dianko Badji Р7-1 РSenegal 
  3. Mark Williams – 7-0 – Duke
  4. Oscar Tshiebwe – 6-9 – West Virginia
  5. Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC
  6. Moussa Cisse Р6-11 РBrooklyn, NY (Guinea) 
  7. Kai Sotto – 7-2 – G League (Philippines)
  8. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
  9. Filip Petrusev – 6-11 – Gonzaga (Serbia)
  10. Conner Vanover Р7-3 РArkansas 
  11. Khalifa Diop Р6-11 РSenegal 
  12. Charles Bassey – 6-10 – Western Kentucky (Nigeria)
  13. Neemias Queta – 6-11 – Utah St (Portugal)
  14. Ikey Obiagu – 7-1 – Seton Hall