Time to get to know the Magic’s newest hope a little better.
Below is a collection of stories, both new and old, that will help give some insight into Mo Bamba and perhaps teach you something you may not have known about him.
But first, let’s add some more tweets to our “Twitter reacts to the Magic drafting Mo Bamba” feature....
Mo Bamba Tweet of the Day
Mo Bamba hasn’t even played a game yet, but is already giving Orlando an identity, and relevancy it hasn’t had in a while.— The Lando (@TheLando__) June 23, 2018
High hopes for what this kid will bring to the city. pic.twitter.com/8CscnusyPH
Reminder: Mo Bamba is the LONGEST player in recorded draft history. His 3 quarter-court sprints outpaced John Wall, Russell Westbrook. His peripherals are out of this world. He has the ability to be a gamestopping defensive force, and is developing a diverse offensive repertoire— Cigamodnalro (@cigamodnalro) June 21, 2018
You can count the Magic as beyond stunned/thrilled that Mo Bamba fell to them at six.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 22, 2018
Mo Bamba/Jonathan Isaac/Aaron Gordon is the longest non-shootingest team in the NBA— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) June 22, 2018
For anyone who is wondering if Mo Bamba is biz look at this flowchart for help. pic.twitter.com/q10DbGi8Ew— WETANKEDFORBAMBA (@brandead14) June 24, 2018
Mo Bamba Headlines
Mo Bamba’s growing case as the best player in the draft, courtesy of Jonathan Givony of ESPN.
Building a Better Mo Bamba: How a team of experts is training the Texas center for the NBA, writes Jamie Lisanti of Sports Illustrated.
Mo Bamba is the latest chapter in Harlem’s basketball history, writes Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.
Bamba Mentality: Inside the mind of an aspiring NBA big man, courtesy of Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.
The Magic found their defensive identity with Mo Bamba, writes our Zach Oliver.
Steve Clifford discusses Mo Bamba in a Q&A with Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Mo Bamba dazzled during his introductory press conference, Robbins writes.
Mo Bamba’s top five strengths, courtesy of Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com.
Mo Bamba is set to build the Magic’s future, writes Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
Mo Bamba could continue the Magic’s legacy at the center position, writes Cj Kania of Orlando Magic Daily.
Early struggles fueled Mo Bamba’s drive to improve his game, writes Chris Dortch of NBA.com.
Five reasons Mo Bamba was a good pick, courtesy of Luke Huffy of Hoops Habit.
Mo Bamba has all of the tools to become an NBA superstar, writes Wescott Eberts of SB Nation’s Texas Longhorns blog Burnt Orange Nation.
Mo Bamba is not Hasheem Thabeet, writes Grizzly Bear Blues.
Is a bet on Mo Bamba a bet on athletic development? JZ Mazlish of The Stepien wonders.
Why Jay Bilas says Mo Bamba is one of the most intelligent players in the draft, courtesy of Chuck Carlton of SportsDay.
Mo Bamba has great length and shot blocking abilities, but he is a project on offense, writes Sactown Royalty in their pre-draft scouting profile.
Mo Bamba, a Harlem native, is the highest draft pick in New York City in nearly two decades, writes Zach Braziller of the New York Post.
From day one, Mo Bamba should be an elite rim runner and shot blocker, writes Peachtree Hoops.
Mo Bamba’s NCAA Tournament was brief but his future is bright, writes Chris Johnson of Sports Illustrated.
Mo Bamba is the best player in the 2017-2018 NBA Draft class, writes Joshua Patterson of Valley of the Suns.
With otherworldly length and nimble and coordinated footwork, Mo Bamba will continue to be a shot-blocking machine in the pros, writes Mark Karantzoulis of Blog A Bull.
Dick Vitale says Mo Bamba and Jaren Jackson Jr. have the most potential in the draft, writes Kevin Flaherty of 247sports.com. Flaherty also wrote that Bamba’s draft stock was on the rise after showing freaky speed.
A reasonable debate about Mo Bamba, by Tim Cato and Jake Kemp of The Athletic. (Subscription needed)