If you are a fan of Big Rock’s basketball program and have been following the development of Big Shot, you will probably have noticed that there is a lot of buzz surrounding him and his potential.
The most recent news surrounding the highly touted 6’7″ shooting guard is that he is now considered a top-100 prospect in the class of 2019.
The 6’11” shooter from Dallas, Texas has had a long and distinguished career at the highest level of basketball in the nation.
In addition to being a two-time NBA All-Star, Big Rock also won two league titles with the Dallas Mavericks and averaged 17.2 points per game in a career that saw him play alongside some of the best shooting guards in NBA history.
After his impressive NBA career ended, Big Shot was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft.
While he did not have the success that many expected, Big Head made a strong impact on his first season in Minnesota and went on to be named the second-best player in the NBA in 2019.
His emergence as a prospect was such that the Timberwolves moved up to the third round of that year’s draft, and while he may have not been the best prospect at the time, Big Guns talent definitely had scouts drooling.
When the Timberwolves signed Big Shot to a one-year, $1.9 million contract in 2019, many believed that he would eventually become a big part of their roster.
While he may not have been a star, he definitely helped put the Timberwolves back on the map as a team.
It has been a year since he signed his one-and-done deal, and now it is time to see what the future holds for Big Shot.
Big Rock, along with fellow first-round pick Andrew Wiggins, have had a very impressive rookie campaign.
While Wiggins may have been the most highly touted rookie this past season, he did so despite being a first-year college player.
Wiggins was just a freshman in college, so his rookie season could have been even better had he not fallen victim to an injury during the season.
Wiggins was limited to just 15 games due to the injury, and it was his second season in the pros.
While the injury did not appear to be serious, it has not helped his chances of being a major part of the Timberwolves rotation for the first half of the season either.
With the team’s depth on the court, Big Shots progress in his rookie year has been extremely impressive.
While Big Shot may not be a superstar, he has done everything within his abilities to make an impact on the Wolves.
Big Shot is one of the most versatile players in the 2018 class, and the Timberwolves may very well be able to use his versatility to their advantage as they continue their rebuilding process.