Ayo Dosunmu's watch party had incredible reaction after being picked by hometown Chicago Bulls
Former Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu won’t have to go far to start his NBA career.
After three excellent seasons with the Illini, Dosunmu was selected with the No. 38 overall pick by the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night.
Dosunmu attended Morgan Park High School in Chicago and is a native of the Windy City.
After the pick was announced, his watch party had an awesome reaction:
— Josh Frydman (@Josh_Frydman) July 30, 2021
Dosunmu also joins an exclusive club alongside former MVP Derrick Rose:
Ayo Dosunmu joins Derrick Rose as the only Chicago-born players drafted by the Bulls in the lottery era since 1985 👏 pic.twitter.com/LgODj14or3
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 30, 2021
“I know I’m a first-round talent, but you can never control what God has planned for you,” Dosunmu said after being picked by the Bulls. “He wanted me to play for my home city.”
The Bulls have established guards like Zach LaVine and Tomas Satoransky already on the roster, as well as former lottery pick Coby White. But there should still be an opportunity for Dosunmu to earn some early playing time, which makes this an even better story.
Dosunmu is expected to begin his Bulls career at Summer League in Las Vegas in mid-August.