“He’s bouncing back on his stance.” Said Jay Bellas, ESPN College basketball analyst, shortly after picking the ball. “He has improved his efficiency since his freshman year, reduced dribbling and improved as a defender. … under (coach) Chris Mack getting tougher and tougher. “
At his daily NBA Combine / pro workout in Cleveland last month, Nwora had exhausted the best of 82% of his triathlon exercises. All-Western New York’s first team pick twice also led the recruits during a 5-minute 3-point shooting exercise by dumping 78% of his shots.
Milwaukee team officials also got a close look of what Nora could do, as they came to Buffalo to watch him train at Erie Community College.
“It’s crazy that they have so much confidence in me,” said Nora. “Once I was drafted, I was on the phone with GM John Hurst. They taught me how to get out there and prepare to hit a group of three.”
The season is due to open next month. Nwora will be a rookie in one of the top teams in the NBA with MVP superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo twice.
Guess who will get the most defense attention?
“It will help me a lot,” Nora said, noting that she was not the focal point of the crime. “My type of game really feels like I’m someone who will help these types of players in terms of both shooting and floor spacing. My shot ability, I’m sure I’ll be able to help Giannis make space on the ground to make the game easy for him. If he doesn’t look good, he’ll be able.” On expelling him and I will subtract some of his trios … … we’ll see what happens. “