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Lonzo Ball, Bulls ‘put 100% trust’ in swaggy rookie

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Chicago Bulls point guard Lonzo Ball has confessed that the team is banking on the progress of rookie Ayo Dosunmu.

Like most of his contemporaries in the league, Bulls‘ Ayo Dosunmu was just waiting for his time to shine. And that moment may have just come during Chicago’s 109-97 humping of the Denver Nuggets.

The 22-year-old played almost the entire game and logged 11 points, six rebounds and a season-high eight assists for the Bulls, a tally enough to get Lonzo Ball raving about his potential.

According to Ball, he, as well as the entire Bulls team, is putting their “100 percent trust” in Dosunmu, implying that the swaggy rookie will soon reach the pinnacle of his career.

“He got that swag to him. He’s very confident when he’s out there,” Ball said of Dosunmu via NBC Sports. “We put 100 percent trust into him.”

Asked earlier to open up about his mentality as he hopes to flourish in his maiden season in the league, Dosunmu said that he’s been trying to “get better” by himself but Bulls coach Billy Donovan has also been a significant figure in his progress.

“Brick by brick. Try to keep building. Set a foundation,” Dosunmu revealed. “Try to get better each game, on and off the court.”

“I think I’m getting better each game,” he added. “One thing I love about Coach Donovan is he shows so much tough love to me. After every game, whether I play a lot or I don’t play a lot, he always calls me over and gives me words of encouragement. Sometimes it may be good. Sometimes it may be bad. I take the constructive criticism and try to help myself become a better player because I know that he obviously sees something in me if he’s coaching me hard.”