Soft touch around the rim
Can step out and shoot 3 ball in PnP action
Footwork in the post
Shoots L but likes to finish around the rim with his R
Has a good feel for the game
Can pass out of the post or on the move
Better athlete than he appears
Needs to gain muscle
Disengages at times on both ends
Lack consistency getting his shot off
Struggles with more physical players
Kai has some tools that are intriguing, his ability to shoot from the perimeter, his touch around the rim, and his size which allows him to protect the rim. I think what hurts him is a lack of lateral quickness, which allows him to be targeted in PnR action, he also has the tendency to disengage and drift on both ends of the floor. And what I believe hurts him the most is his physical appearance, he doesn't look very athletic and walks slue-footed. I think he has the potential to be a solid player if given the time to develop, and I don't think we should write him off completely just yet.
Georgia Elite 8 Tip-Off Classic - Powder Springs, Ga - 11/9/2019
With being his first game since he touched down in the U.S., he seemed to be struggling a little with the speed of the game and overall with his new teammates. Uses a nice pump fake at the top of the key to get the defender in the air, takes one dribble, and finishes at the rim with a two-hand dunk. Puts a smaller defender in the basket as he sealed him under the basket at the front of the rim. Finds an open spot behind the defense to catch an easy lob for a two-hand dunk. Quick off his feet for a block at the rim.
Tournament of Champions - Marietta, GA - 12/7/2019
Skilled in the post, has nice footwork and touch around the rim. Can play physical on the interior and has pretty good hands. Surprisingly quick off his feet as he rolls to the rim for a dunk. Standing next to Ebenezer Dowuona (listed at 6'10) he's noticeably taller than him. Good passer out of the post as he displays patience to let the cutter go through before whipping a pass to the opposite corner for an easy 3pt attempt. Uses a nice up and under for a soft finish at the rim. Great footwork around the basket.
Basketball without Borders Global Camp - Chicago, IL - 2/14-16/2020
Goaltending as he snatched the ball out of the air on the way down. Nice turnaround hook in the paint. Great ball fake to get his defender off balance fouled on a shot attempt. Getting off the floor quickly for a dunk on PnR.
Nice running hook from the right block. Nice touch around the rim, soft hands, and good feet. He is probably the most skilled big in the camp by far. Nice rebound and push in transition, finds teammates streaking of the sideline for an easy layup attempt.
2020 Ignite Scrimmage Stats:
5.5 PTS || 5.5 REB || 0 AST || 0 STL || BLK 1.5 || 1.5 TOV || 25.0 FG% || 0 3P% || 87.5 FT%