Ayo Dosunmu is 21 year old prodigy in NBA. Dosunmu craves the opportunity to set a tone and define an era of a team. The fire in him showed during last night’s loss against the Boston Celtics.
Dosunmu has set a new NBA record by scoring 21 points, dishing 10 assists and having 9-of-10 shots from the field. He is now the first-ever rookie to ever put up over 20 points, 10 assists and hit 90% or better in a game.
Dosunmu’s fantastic night helped him become the first-ever rookie to ever show that levels of performance. The technically gifted player waits for his opportunities and takes them when there’s an absolute chance of scoring.
With both Lonzo Ball and Zach LaVine sidelined by knee injuries, Dosunmu also took on the challenge of guarding Celtics star Jayson Tatum. Tatum posted 23 points but he shot just 8 for 24. Dosunmu played strong defense on him multiple times, even in isolation while contested shots consistently.
“You have to grow up fast. From the beginning of the year, we’ve been having guys out with either nagging injuries or COVID. Our whole team hasn’t been there. So I’m forced to be there. And a compliment I can get is Coach asking me to guard their best player. I try to compete, play how I know I can play.”
Stats have done the talking as Dosunmu is hitting 53.8% of his shots on the season, including 44.4% from behind the arc. This has led to an elite True-Shooting Percentage of 61.8%. 74.7% of all Dosunmu’s field goals have been assisted, including 100% of all his made three-pointers.
After a childhood spent following local legends, Dosunmu is keenly aware of his role representing both Chicago and Illinois. We cannot wait to see what more this youngster has to offer as he’s doing incredibly well at an young age.
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