Ateneo's Kai Sotto towers above all as UAAP 81 Jrs. MVP

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Feb 11, 2019 05:07 PM
Ateneo's Kai Sotto towers above all as UAAP 81 Jrs. MVP
There isn't any doubt that Ateneo towering teen Kai Sotto is the MVP of UAAP 81 Jrs.

Kai Sotto is now a champion as well as an MVP.

Ateneo de Manila High School’s towering teen is the undisputed best player in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament after registering 97 Statistical Points (SPs).

With that, the MVP race ended with him way ahead of his closest competitor – 15 SPs in front, to be exact.

Sotto did all this by posting per game counts of 25.1 points, 13.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.6 blocks and powering his team to a 11-3 record at the elimination round as well as the second-seed in the Final Four.

He also did heavier lifting in terms of leadership, making sure the defending champions did not skip a beat even after the graduation of all of SJ Belangel, Jason Credo, Dave Ildefonso, and Joaqui Manuel.

While he’s already assured of his first MVP, the 7-foot-1, 16-year-old will still go all-out as Ateneo tries for back-to-back championships. “Ang main goal ko at ng team is mag-champion ulit. Dun lang ako nagfo-focus,” he said.

Asked if another title means more than his first MVP, he answered, “Siyempre.”

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