Kai Sotto debuted in fashion, posting a double-double in his first game with The Skill Factory (TSF) despite losing over the IMG squad, 61-64, in Georgia’s Elite 8 tournament last Sunday in the United States.
Sotto, 17, racked up 18 points, including a two-handed highlight dunk, and collected 12 rebounds in that first game, according to a tweet by coach Rob Johnson.
“TSF National falls to IMG (65-61). Proud of our guys for fighting through a tough, adverse game. 51 total fouls (37-14) and still fought. Love this group and their effort. Back to the lab,” Johnson posted on his twitter account.
Prior to the game, Sotto joined the TSF, the Atlanta-based basketball development program which specializes in various skill training programs.
TSF has developed several National Basketball Association superstars John Wall of the Washington Wizards and James Harden of the Houston Rockets.
Sotto, the 7’2 center who shows great skills offensively and defensively, has been in Atlanta sharpening his skills for the past few months.
Last July, he played for the Batang Gilas in the 2019 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Under-19 World Cup in Greece.
He averaged 11.7, 7.9 rebounds and 3.1 block shots in that tournament.