so efficient in the paint, if he can develop more of a pick-and-pop
move, he’ll be impossible to defend. Al’s going to get that. He works
on it. It’s something he wants. He has accomplished a lot in a very
short time. I’m telling you, I shake my head a lot of nights. He has
ridiculous instincts. Ridiculous.
at Villanova when I coached there, saw the kind of player he turned
into. I know there are special things ahead for him because of the way
he handles himself, the work he puts in on the floor. He so badly wants
Wolves in the rookie-sophomore game at all-star weekend next month in
New Orleans. But he will have to wait until Jan. 30 when the sophomore
team is announced, as voted upon by an assistant coach from each NBA
rebounds a game, third on the team in both categories. He scored a
career-high 36 points against Washington on Dec. 11, the highest total
for a Wolves player this season.
said. "I really developed it in middle school. She just told me there’s
going to be a lot of guys bigger than you. She basically showed me the
path of forming some type of shot to where I could get it over guys
that were much bigger than me."
teams with winning records — continues Tuesday with the third of four
games in less than a month against Golden State.