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Kai Sotto hailed as Asia’s best U-16 center

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The hits just keep coming for Kai Sotto

A month after winning the UAAP Season 80 Juniors Basketball Finals Most Valuable Player crown and being named as the top high school prospect in the Chooks-to-Go/National Basketball Training Center rankings, the 7-foot-1 basketball prodigy picked up his biggest honor so far, Tuesday evening.

Sotto, who is just 15 years old, was named to the All-FIBA U-16 Asian Championship team, Tuesday evening.

Sotto was the most efficient player of the tournament, averaging 16.8 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game.

Moreover, he had a couple of 20-20 outings in the tournament, including a 26-point, 21-rebound, and six-block outing in their semifinals loss to China.

But even with all his accomplishments, the Chooks-to-Go ambassador remains grounded as he is after all, just a teenager.

“Nagfo-focus lang ako sa mga kailangan kong gawin. Siyempre basketball at studies lang muna. Hindi ko masyadong iniintidi yung mga ganitong situations. Focus lang ako sa mga kailangan kong gawin para sa future,” Sotto shared during the Chooks-to-Go-hosted homecoming for him and Batang Gilas.

Still, the sky’s the limit for the Atenean dubbed as the future of Philippines basketball.

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