Two of the most unknown names in this year’s NBA Draft are Overtime Elite’s Dom Barlow & the Adelaide 36ers’ Kai Sotto. Here’s a few quick notes on the youngsters.
- Dom Barlow is a 6-9, 221 pound forward with a 7-3 wingspan. He definitely has an NBA body, but what’s even more impressive is his ability to handle & shoot the ball at his size. Barlow also moves great off the ball and defends with a purpose. The just turned 19-year-old is mocked as the #30 pick in NBA Draft Room’s most recent mock draft.
- Filipino big man Kai Sotto has quite the potential as well, standing at 7-3 and weighing 232 pounds. He also has a 7-5 wingspan and played in the one of the world’s best leagues, the NBL in Australia. Sotto’s top skills include shot blocking, rebounding, and strength in the post. According to the 20-year-old’s agent, one NBA team has already committed to drafting him next month.
- The buzz is definitely there at the moment, but two concerns I see in both prospects right now are lack of competition for Barlow and fouling issues for Sotto. Barlow played against high school and post grad students while Sotto averaged 2.7 fouls per game in just 15.3 MPG.