Mo Bamba runs 3/4 court sprint faster than current stars
There’s always that one NBA rookie prospect who boosts his stock the sooner the draft gets. This year, that player appears to be big man Mo Bamba, whose physique is already the talk of the town and his agility a reason why scouts have their minds blown.
According to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune, the 6-foot-11 Bamba was unbelievably fast in running a three-quarters-court sprint, showing some speed men of his size are not supposed to have.
Mohamed Bamba, a 6-foot-11 center who a source said ran his three-quarters-court sprint in 3.04 seconds — a time typically posted by guards — could fall, or the Bulls could get so intrigued with him that they try to trade up.
To put into perspective how fast that was for Bamba, his 3.04 time was better than what the likes of Russell Westbrook, Dwyane Wade, and John Wall among others had, per Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports.
From @KCJHoop, Mo Bamba posted a 3.04 3/4 court sprint
Context: Would have T-1 at Combine, faster than Zhaire Smith & Lonnie Walker
Also faster than:🤭🔥
Russell Westbrook: 3.08
John Wall: 3.14
Terry Rozier: 3.15
Gobert: 3.57 pic.twitter.com/IRifbHXeoO
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) June 5, 2018
Bamba started to generate massive interest in his potential in his lone year with the Texas Longhorns playing under head coach Shaka Smart. In one season in Austin, Mo Bamba averaged 12.9 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks in 30 games.
Bamba is expected by many to be among the first five to go in the upcoming NBA Draft.
The 2018 NBA Draft will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on June 21.