11 Kai Zachary Sotto (PHI), Jordan v Philippines
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Kai Sotto voted Young Player of the Year (Men) 2022 by fans

BEIRUT (Lebanon) - 2022 has been quite a year for basketball in Asia. We’re taking the time to celebrate some of the best in Asia over the past year and letting you decide in a FAN VOTE which stands out the most.

We start off by celebrating some of the best young men’s basketball players aged 20 or under that we’ve seen in action, ranging from champions to MVPs to players who have been a part of making history for their national teams.

After intense participation by everyone, Kai Sotto from the Philippines has emerged as the Young Player of the Year (Men) in 2022 by fan vote.

Sotto edged out India’s Kushal Singh in the Final, as the two advanced past other promising talents Youssef Khayat (Lebanon), Derrick Michael Xzavierro (Indonesia), Yang Hansen (China), Lee JooYeoung (Korea), Yuto Kawashima (Japan), and Mohammad Amini (Iran).

*This Fan Vote is not an official award from FIBA or FIBA Regional Office Asia. It is created solely to enhance the experience of the fans to show their support for their favorite players/plays/moments in 2022.