LOOK: Kai Sotto trends after dominant triple-double performance in UAAP Finals
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 23, 2018 07:28 PM
Kai Sotto had Pinoy Twitter in a frenzy with his dominant outing.
Ateneo Blue Eaglets center Kai Sotto set Twitter ablaze Friday afternoon after a dominant 22-point, 16-rebound, and 11-block outing against the Nazareth School of National University Bullpups in Game 1 of the UAAP season 80 juniors basketball Finals.
Ateneo actually started the game slowly, in part because of their two-week layoff for getting the outright Finals berth.
That is, until the 7'2" teen subbed in midway through the first quarter, and just did his thing.
Sotto already had five blocks after the first half, none more emphatic that two quick rejections on two different opponents.
Come the second half, Sotto completed his triple-double with a block on an attacking Bullpup. Kai seals his feat with some little trash talk, as well.
Already a Gilas Pilipinas prospect and a part of the #23for23 pool, Sotto just added more reasons to talk about him and his rightful claim as the future of Pinoy basketball.
Kai Sotto has 9 blocks after 3 quarters. What is this???— Mico Halili (@micohalili) February 23, 2018
After watching the UAAP Juniors Finals game 1... two words. KAI. SOTTO. 👀👀👀.— Jett Manuel (@_jettmanuel) February 23, 2018
Amazing Kid Kai Sotto 7’1” 15yo,triple double in G1 UAAP finals,well coordinated,future of Phil 🏀,pls.dont rush his development!!— louiealas (@CoachLouieAlas) February 23, 2018
10 BLOCKS KAI SOTTO WITH 4 mins left— Bryan Andrade (@bryinthesea) February 23, 2018
Kai Sotto with a trip dub 🦅 10 blks!— Nico Salva (@nico8salva) February 23, 2018
KAI SOTTO OH MY GOODNESS https://t.co/nGVACEW8A3— Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) February 23, 2018
Di sapat yung isa. Kai Sotto. https://t.co/3z91IqSDdo— Thirdy (@ThirdyRavenaaa) February 23, 2018