Mo Bamba impressing Hawks on and off the court after workout
Texas Longhorns standout Mo Bamba continues to impress during this pivotal offseason, recently working out for the Atlanta Hawks this morning, who boast the third overall selection in this year’s draft, according to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer.
The stud center is on the bubble for the top five on the board and could potentially be snatched earlier than expected, only days from shooting a blistering 80 percent from the 3-point line during a workout.
Bamba, a legitimate 7-footer with a monstrous 7-foot-9 wingspan and 9-foot-6 standing reach, seems to have captured the hearts of modern NBA scouts with his ability to shoot the ball from deep, something that didn’t show on his repertoire during his lone year of college.
The 20-year-old is putting it all together at the right time, helping his stock perhaps at the most crucial of times — only a week away from his big day.
Mo Bamba presents quite a unique skillset, not only being one of the most impressive rim defenders in college basketball, finishing second in the NCAA in blocks with 3.7 rejections per game, but also showing a much-improved shooting touch around the basket and from the perimeter.
He’s currently lined up to go sixth overall to the Orlando Magic, according to the latest Sports Illustrated mock draft, but his remarkable improvement will definitely make the Hawks think twice before making their selection come next Thursday.