Kai has already become a star in the Philippines and is a highly rated big man. With a height of 2.18 m and a standing reach of 2.84 m, he will definitely be a force in the paint. Despite that, he still lacks the physical strength and conditioning. One of the main reasons he left for the US was to take his training another level higher. His father Ervin Sotto, a former professional basketball player in the Philippines Basketball Association (PBA) mentioned that his son had to go through intensive training to get stronger as Basketball is a physical sport. He can be the most skillful player but once he plays in higher leagues, he’ll match up with bigger and stronger opponents and that’s when he’ll face some difficulties.
For someone his size, Kai is definitely a very skilled player. His footwork and ball skills are incredible, making him tough to defend. His main game are his post moves. Scoring with either hand is no challenge for him. To add to that, he uses shoulder fakes, step backs, hook shots and step throughs to beat his defenders easily. His passing ability is something you shouldn’t overlook. He has shown great court vision, using his height to scan above his defenders and passing right over them.