Magic news: Mo Bamba working on low-post moves with renowned trainer Drew Hanlen
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Magic’s Mo Bamba working on low-post moves with renowned trainer Drew Hanlen

Mo Bamba

Orlando Magic prized big man Mo Bamba appears to be working extremely hard on his game this summer. The 21-year-old is even employing the services of renowned NBA trainer Drew Hanlen:

Drew Hanlen is widely considered one of the best skills coach in the NBA today. He has worked with some of the league’s biggest stars, including Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid, Washington Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal, and Boston Celtics stud Jayson Tatum.

For his part, Bamba seems to be very determined to improve on his game, and he appears willing to pull out all the stops to reach his objective. Last season, the former sixth overall pick failed to make as big an impact for the Magic as most would have expected, averaging merely 6.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 16.3 minutes of action. It was also an injury-plagued rookie campaign for Bamba, who was only able to suit up for a total of 47 games in his first season as a pro.

Nevertheless, the young man does look to be in pretty good shape in the brief video clip above, and he appears to be focused on working on his post game with Hanlen. As a big man, this is definitely one of the most important aspects he must possess in his game, and Bamba seems to have fully imbibed this notion.

Bamba was a double-double machine in his single-season with Texas a couple of years ago, averaging 12.9 points, 10.5 rebounds, and a whopping 3.7 blocks per ballgame.