Kai Sotto’s 36ers jersey among NBL’s top sellers
MANILA, Philippines—Kai Sotto is making a name for himself outside of Australia’s NBL courts as his Adelaide threads ranked in the top 10 of jersey sales for the 2021-22 season.
The 36ers’ 7-foot-3 center is no.4 in the latest jersey sales of the NBL behind Chinese star Zhou Qi, Matthew Dellavedova, and Josh Adams.
Sotto is also the only Adelaide player to be included in the top 10 jersey sales list.
The 7-foot-1 Zhou, who plays for the South East Melbourne Phoenix, enjoys a strong Chinese following and puts up 10.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and a league second-best 2.33 blocks behind Melbourne United’s Jo Lual-Acuil who averages 2.7 blocks a game.
Dellavedova, who helped the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 2016 NBA title, is at no.2 in the jersey sales and posts 10 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.1 steals for the league-leading United.
Adams, meanwhile, has the third-best selling jersey in the league and has game averages of 16.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.2 steals.
Sotto, the first Filipino to play in the NBL, has 7.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.0 block across seven games.
An authentic Sotto jersey at NBL’s online store fetches for AUD 99.95 or P3,700 while a youth size top is priced at AUD 79.5 or P2,960.
NBL: Kai Sotto, Adelaide 36ers get back on track
Kai Sotto ready for ‘more challenging’ 2022
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.