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Kentucky Rookie Bam Adebayo Adjusting To NBA

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Kentucky Rookie Bam Adebayo Adjusting To NBA

Miami Heat rookie and former Kentucky star Bam Adebayo is adjusting to life in the NBA.

 

After logging big minutes his entire career, the 6-10, 255-pound big man has had to get used to limited playing time in Miami as he is averaging only 14 minutes a game.

 

“I wasn’t really accustomed to it at first,” Adebayo told the Palm Beach Post of sitting on the pine. “(After) the first three games I was like ‘I got to be patient and wait my turn.’ My teammates helped me with that. Everybody on this team waits their turn to get a chance.”

 

But Adebayo, the No 14 overall pick in the 2017 Draft, is starting to make the most of his limited opportunities.

 

He poured in a season-high 19 points in only 18 minutes in a 108-97 loss the Cavs on Tuesday, showing the potential that made him a first round selection.

 

“No surprise to me that Bam was ready to come in and perform,” said Heat vet Udonis Haslem. “I’ve been working with him every day, seeing the work he’s been putting in.”

 

On the season, Adebayo is averaging 5.3 points and 3.9 rebounds for Miami.

 

A college star at Kentucky, Adebayo led the team in rebounds and blocks last season as a freshman, averaging 13 points, 8 rebounds and 1.5 rejections, while guiding the Wildcats to a 32-6 record and the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight.

 

ESPN’s No. 5 ranked player in the 2016 high school class, Adebayo averaged 18.9 points and 13 rebounds as a senior at High Point Christian Academy (NC).

 

 

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