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. Yannick Nzosa – 6-11 – DR Congo
  4. Khalifa Diop – 6-11 – Senegal 
  5. Walker Kessler – 6-11 – Auburn 
  6. Ibou Dianko Badji – 7-1 – Senegal
  7. Mark Williams – 7-0 – Duke
  8. Hunter Dickenson – 7-1 – Michigan
  9. Tristan Vukcevic – 6-10 – Serbia
  10. Ariel Hukporti – 6-11 – Germany
  11. Oscar Tshiebwe – 6-9 – Kentucky (Congo)
  12. Franck Kepnang – 6-11- Oregon (Cameroon)
  13. Kofi Cockburn – 7-0 – Illinois (Jamaica)
  14. Jonathan Tchamwa.T… – 6-8 – Baylor (Cameroon)
  15. Kai Sotto – 7-2 – Philippines
  16. David McCormack – 6-10 – Kansas
  17. Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC
  18. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
  19. Chol Marial – 7-2 – Maryland (South Sudan)