Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga Bulldogs’ marquee center has surely been able to make himself ‘the talk of the town’ with his exquisite play making skills. With the NBA Draft all set to unravel on June 23rd, all eyes will be on whether or not Orlando Magic decide to acquire Holmgren with their first pick. With the speculations ever so high, sports media personality, Chris Broussard went onto reveal his support for the youngster.
Being a 7 foot, 195-pounds center, it is difficult to ignore Chet Holmgren and Chris Broussard has surely set his eye-balls on watching the youngster on the big stars, against the world-renowned guns. While many might consider Holmgren as a thin center, his two-way plays and tough mentality has caused many scorers to already fear him, especially while attacking the rim.
Can Chet Holmgren live up to his hype in the grandest league?
On the latest episode of The Odd Couple, Broussard discussed Chet Holmgren and stated, “I would love to see this kid become a superstar for many reasons. One is that he’s got a unique game. I mean, for as much as we’ve seen from Kevin Durant, as much as we’ve seen him before him, Dirk Nowitzki, a 7-footer shooting threes and all that, we haven’t seen a 7-footer handle it like him, yet be a force at the rim blocking shots.
” It would be exciting because of the way he plays if he became a truly great player. … And then I said it before I’d love to see a white American star, superstar.”
Holmgren will have plenty of competitors, including Auburn freshman Jabari Smith Jr. and Duke Blue Devils freshman Paolo Banchero. So why should Orlando Magic look particularly toward the former player to add to incredible power in their roster? Because he would give the Magic a dangerous rim-protecting asset with the ability to turn into a unique two-way weapon. Talking about the statistics, during his freshman year, Chet Holmgren averaged 14.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 60.7%.