Being a facilitator is something that Ayo Dosunmu can already do in his first year.
On February 4th, Ayo Dosunmu generated 15 points, 14 assists, two steals, and two turnovers in a 122-115 victory in Indiana.
Another aspect of Ayo Dosunmu’s skill set that is beyond his years is his playmaking ability. With Lonzo Ball (knee) and Alex Caruso (wrist) missing extended time, Dosunmu has had the opportunity to play the primary ballhandler for the Bulls.
Since entering the starting lineup on Jan. 15th, Dosunmu has led all rookies with 7.2 assists per game, and he sits in the top 3 in the assist-to-turnover ratio.
The game against the Pacers was Dosunmu’s breakout performance as a facilitator/distributor. In fact, he became only the 16th rookie to achieve 14+ assists and two or fewer turnovers in a single game in the last 30 seasons.
This list includes elite point guards such as Chris Paul, John Wall, and Andre Miller. Recent breakouts Trae Young and Ja Morant also made the list.
This is an incredible company for Dosunmu to be a part of. Especially given that the average draft spot for these 16 players is Pick 13. Dosunmu was taken in the second round with Pick 38. He joins Ramon Sessions (Pick 56) as the only other non-first rounder to achieve this feat.
The addition of five clutch points, including a game-sealing dunk with 16.3 seconds left, make this performance one to remember for the emerging star.