Zach LaVine is known far more for his aerial exploits than actual basketball ones. And despite a second half of the season that exhibited major growth and immense promise, it’s not hard to see why. Remember when the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie single-handedly brought back the dunk contest over All-Star weekend?
Of course you do. It was a performance for the ages, and LaVine promised afterward that there would be more to come in the future. Could he even best his inaugural contest victory going forward? The 20 year-old is already training in efforts to do just that – not to mention improve on the court, too.
LaVine began work at noted performance institute P3 Sport Science earlier this week, and immediately showed off the incredible hops that made him an overnight sensation. A 44-inch vertical and 12’1 maximum touch? Not bad considering the offseason has only just begun.
Just how high will LaVine be flying by summer’s end? The sky really does seem the limit in this case.
And as far as All-Star 2016 in Toronto goes, let’s hope fellow Bounce Brother – and Ontario native – Andrew Wiggins decides to challenge the reigning champ on the dunk contest stage. He might be the only one capable of reaching LaVine’s exalted heights.