Filipino NBA hopeful Kai Sotto has once again wowed fans with his basketball skills after footage of him executing a no-jump dunk at the Smith League’s Open Run went viral.
The video featuring the 18-year-old was released by the sports YouTube channel Frankie Vision.
In the video, Sotto – wearing a Philippine shirt – can be seen playing against a handful of other players, who he easily towers over at 7-foot-3.
Fast forward to a minute and twenty seconds, the former Ateneo Eaglet can be spotted executing a no-jump dunk over the 10-foot basketball ring – without much effort.
Besides Sotto, Far Eastern University’s 6-foot-4 forward Cholo Anonuevo was also present during the camp held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Sotto previously made heads turn after returning to the Philippines in February of this year to join the Gilas Pilipinas roster while G League preparations were commencing.
The young baller was intent to be part of the Filipino team that was to compete in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers in Doha, Qatar, which was eventually postponed due to the pandemic.
After that, the Filipino basketball phenom tried to rejoin the G League but was unable to due to constraints brought about by the COVID-19 health crisis.
Later the same month, it was announced that Sotto has mutually parted ways with NBA’s G League team Ignite after less than a year of playing for them.
“Kai and the team both understood the challenges for him to rejoin Ignite given the international travel constraints, quarantine times, and health and safety protocols,” G League commissioner Shareef Abdur-Rahim said in a past interview.
At the moment, Sotto’s camp has not announced anything new about the Filipino wunderkind’s NBA plans. However, he was spotted working out with Andre Drummond’s trainer Stanley Remy back in mid-March.
You can watch the video below.