Gueye catches everyone’s attention in Las Vegas
Entering the Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada arise an opportunity for Gueye to prove himself. While Hawks fans were intrigued to watch Kobe Bufkin and AJ Griffin take the court, it was Gueye who established himself as the most dominant player! The thing that caught everyone’s attention was his power at the rim. He used his 7’3″ wingspan to be impactful on both ends of the floor.
One of the first impressions that Gueye made was in his first game vs the Sacramento Kings. He drew an iso on the perimeter and the opposing offensive player tried to attack him off the dribble and go to the basket. However, Gueye did a great job staying down and sliding his feet. He then went up and got a vicious block off the glass!
It was plays like that where he brought energy and effort on the defensive side of the floor. He was also a bully on the glass and would do anything to secure a rebound on either end of the floor. On the offensive end, he showed the ability to knock down perimeter shots. Also on that end, he was smart in making the right reeds as to when to pass and when to drive to the basket.
Throughout the summer league, Gueye was playing like he had something to prove and he sure did as a second-round pick. His play has sparked some Hawks fans to believe he should get minutes during the regular season. Gueye will most definitely make the 15-man roster, but should he crack the rotation?