Video: Magic’s Jonathan Isaac has three blocks in one possession vs. Hawks
Second-year man Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic put on his best defensive stance against the Atlanta Hawks in one possession.
The 21-year-old swatted three shot attempts by the Hawks in one single possession. Check out the clip below where Isaac displayed perfect timing coupled with unmatched athleticism.
Isaac, the sixth overall pick by the Magic in 2017, is taking small steps in unlocking his potential. For the season, the 6-foot-10 power forward averaging 8.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks across 25.9 minutes per game. This is a welcome sign for Isaac and the Magic. After all, he missed a majority of his rookie season after suffering a right ankle sprain in December 2018.
In their 124-108 win over the Hawks, the Florida State product logged in 17 points, five blocks, three rebounds, and two steals in 28 minutes. Of his last seven games, this is sixth game logging in double-digits in scoring. In all of these games, he’s swatted at least one shot. Isaac revealed that he’s been working with Magic assistant coach Steve Hetzel. Hetzel is one of the team’s coaches who assigned to work with young guns like Isaac:
“I think my pace of play is starting to change and I’m starting to adapt,’’ he said, per John Denton of NBA.com. “I’m still learning, and I’ve got a lot to learn. Working with (Hetzel) every day, watching film and working out, it’s all paying off.’’
As he gains more experience, we may see a rise of a superstar forward in Isaac. The Magic’s future may be in good hands.