Expectations are high for Bam Adebayo in Miami

06/26/2017 05:26 PM

Bam Adebayo being drafted 14th overall by the Miami Heat was one of the biggest surprises during last week’s NBA draft. The former Kentucky big man, who was not in the first round of most mock drafts two months ago, rose up draft boards because of his impressive workouts in the weeks leading up to the draft.

Heat president Pat Riley calls Adebayo a “perfect fit” with Miami. Head coach Erik Spoelstra echoed that statement:

“We are really excited about Bam joining our organization,” said Spoelstra during Bam’s introductory press conference. “We do think it’s a great fit. So much of this league is about finding the kind of basketball players that fit your culture, fit your style of play, fit your work ethic — all of these things and Bam checked so many boxes.”

TJ Beisner and Bradley McKee discuss expectations for Bam Adebayo as starts preparing for his rookie season.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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