Rookie Dosunmu praised in Bulls win

Chicago Bulls rookie, Ayo Dosunmu, has been applauded by teammates and coach for his impressive performance in their 118-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in an Eastern Conference matchup on Tuesday.

The American player of Nigerian descent, a second-round 38th overall selection by the Bulls in the 2021 NBA draft, has been one of the top-performing rookies this season.

He scored a career-high 15 points and seven assists in the win from the bench as he continues to make a case for permanent roster inclusion in his rookie season.

Dosunmu was Bulls third-highest scorer with 15 points behind forward, DeMar DeRozan (28 points) and guard, Zack LaVine, who had 24 points.

The 21-year-old’s output this season has been praised by four-time All-Star DeRozan.

“He (Dosunmu) does a lot of things that you don’t see in young guys in their first year,” DeRozan said after the game.

“Love it. You definitely feel it. If he sneezes out there, the crowd will get excited. You definitely gotta feed off it.”

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“He’s got the ‘it factor’ and what I mean by that is that he has the ability to influence a game. He’s got a great drive, he’s incredibly motivated, he balances the fine line of being really confident and arrogant, he’s humble and he’s a fearless competitor.”