This Rookie Pulls Off An Explosive "Space Jam" Slam Dunk
Feb 15, 2015
As Zach entered the NBA, he played just 12 minutes in his first five games. But after an injury forced Ricky Rubio off the floor for a year, LaVine and veteran Mo Williams rotated as starting point guard. The rest is history.
Zach has set records scoring 25 points with five assists to become the second teenager to do so in the NBA as a reserve. Then, he became the fourth teenager to score 20 points, 10 assists. Now he is the reigning Dunk Champion, the youngest since Kobe won in 1997.
Zach LaVine is a 19-year-old basketball phenom who was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves after just one year at UCLA, where he played for the Bruins. He was selected by the Timberwolves as the 13th pick in the first round of the NBA draft.