One of the surprises of this year’s rookie class, Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon has already established himself as the steal of the 2016 NBA Draft.
Selected No. 36 overall by Milwaukee, Brogdon was essentially a five-year player since he red-shirted a year at the University of Virginia. Perhaps his age (24) caused him to slide into the second round. Still, Brogdon was a true star at Virginia and as a senior, he won ACC Player of the Year, NABC Defensive Player of the Year and was a consensus first-team All-American.
Now with the Bucks, Brogdon is starting and using his NBA Draft slight as motivation.
From NBA.com’s Steve Aschburner:
“My whole career, I’ve been an underdog, I’ve been underestimated,” Brogdon said after Milwaukee’s game against New York on Friday. “Therefore I’ve had a chip on my shoulder my entire career.
“Being drafted in the second round when you think you’re supposed to be in the first round, a lottery pick, the chip grows bigger. And you have more to prove.”
Brogdon has already proven a fair amount since the start of the season. But good news for the Bucks, it sounds like that chip on his shoulder will keep motivating him throughout his career.
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Source: General Sports