Low-key Alex Caruso feels he fits more in a market like San Antonio or Charlotte
Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso feels he fits more in a market like San Antonio or Charlotte rather than Los Angeles.
Caruso says he’s not Hollywood and prefers to be low-key and out of the spotlight.
“I’m not Hollywood,” Caruso told Leo Sepkowitz of Bleacher Report. “I think I fit a market like San Antonio or Charlotte or Milwaukee, where it’s a little more low-key. It’s just funny that this is where I am. It’s funny that it’s L.A.”
Alex Caruso played his college ball at Texas A&M. He signed a two-way contract with the Lakers on July 13, 2017.
Last season, Caruso averaged 9.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 25 games with the Lakers. He had a monster putback dunk against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center, a play which got superstar LeBron James out of his seat on the bench.
In an April game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Caruso put up 32 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to lead the Lakers to a five-point win. That’s not a stat line the Lakers can expect Caruso to put up again moving forward, but the energy and spirit he plays with is contagious, and it’s why everyone in Los Angeles who cheers for the Purple and Gold loves the Texas native.
Caruso signed a two-year, $5.5 million deal with Los Angeles this offseason, his first guaranteed deal in the NBA.