The Chicago Bulls rookie has been impressive in his debut year as an NBA player. Currently averaging 6.1 points and 2.1 rebounds, his stats don't speak to the impact he's had on both ends of the floor, contributing in ways that don't show on the scoresheet. That impact was well felt during his time with Illinois, so much so that he had his name forever immortalised in the rafters.
Dosunmu committed to Illinois in 2017 which for many may have been an odd decision. The Illini had not made the March Madness tournament since 2013 and everyone knows if you're really looking to get the exposure and experience you need for the next level, the Big Dance is where you need to be.
That changed once Dosunmu came. His play earned The Illini a spot in the big dance where they would advance all the way to the second round. They finished the Big Ten season with a 16-4 record and earned themselves a No. 1 seed. Dosunmu also became the only player in NCAA History in the last 11 years to average 20+ points, 6+ rebounds and 5+ assists.
“All the people up there, I’m blessed to be up there with them,” Dosunmu said, per the Chicago Tribune. “I know it’s not easy to get your jersey retired. I’m just honored.”