This Lakers UNDRAFTED ROOKIE CAN'T STOP BREAKING ANKLES In The NBA Pre-Season!
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So Zach Norvell comes from a basketball background, both his parents played college basketball at northeastern Illinois and New Mexico state. Though growing up his first love was baseball, where he was an accomplished young player before quitting to pursue basketball. Zachary attended the famed Simeone Career Academy. And as a freshman played limited minutes behind Kendrick Nunn, the undrafted guard we made a video about last year. Who recently during the pre-season dropped 40 points with the Miami Heat.
Norvell had his breakout year in high school as a junior, where he averaged 13 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Which earned him recognition locally in Chicago, after a 53 point AAAU performance in Las Vegas on July 2015. Norvell saw his recruiting stock skyrocket, he became a McDonalds all American was ranked #76 in ESPN'S hot 100 lists. And received D1 offers from Florida State and Georgetown. Before committing to the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
Injury issues that dated back to his senior year in high school, forced Norvwell to sit out his first season at Gonzaga. Though that didn't stop him from balling out as a redshirted freshman. On the season Norvell averaged 12.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
That year Norvell became one of the breakout stars of the NCAA tournament, leading his team in scoring averaging 21.5 points per game. Come the end of the season his efforts were validated with the west coast conference newcomer of the year award.
Last season going into his sophomore year, Norvell became a starter at Gonzaga and earned himself the nickname 'snacks'. Playing for a team many dubbed to win the national championship. Although Gonzaga would lose to runners up Texas Tech in the elite eight. Norvell had a great season averaging 14.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game. While shooting 43% from the field and 37% from the three-point line. He was named to 2018-19 all west coast conference first team
Unfortunately, Norvell's name went uncalled during the 2019 NBA draft. However, he wasn't short of NBA opportunities, considered to be one of the best-undrafted prospects. And he signed with the Lakers on a two-way contract July 1st, 2019.
He made his first appearances in the purple and gold during the 2019 NBA summer league, wherein 4 appearances. Norvell was second in team scoring, averaging 12 points on 32% shooting, to go along with 2.5 assists and 1 rebound per game.
But where Norvell really made a name for himself and won over the hearts of Laker nation. Was during the NBA pre-season.
After turning heads and winning over the support of high profile teammates in training camp. Norvell was given the green light by head coach Vogel, to show what he can do. And he didn't disappoint, with 2 standout performances against the Golden State Warriors.
With LeBron and Davis sitting out when the Lakers hosted the Warriors at Staples Monday 15th. Norvell played a game-high 32 minutes and tallied 22 points on 46% shooting. To pair with 4 rebounds and an assist.
He made the highlights and social media plays when matching up against rookie counterpart Jordan Poole. By dropping the defending Poole, with a nasty between the legs cross before making a difficult layup over the shot blocker at the basket. Much to the delight of the hyped laker bench.
Norwell again was matched up against Poole on the right and side, and again left him on his backside. Snatching his ankles for the second time in a week with a behind the back move whilst again finishing the play with a fancy scoop layup. These performances have Lakers fans gassed and excited, about yet another diamond in the dirt they've seemed to have pulled out of nowhere.
As a 6'5 point guard with great two-way potential, Norvell is an athletic skilled swingman that can shoot and score the basketball. The biggest knock against him is his consistency.
However, for an undrafted 21-year-old. Norvell has shown more than enough already to have fans excited. And if he can keep up his good form, it'll only be a matter of time before he earns himself a guaranteed NBA contract.
Gullible

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  • TheFlightMike
    TheFlightMike

    I give you so much props for making this video DKM. So underrated and you shone a light on him.

    • DKM
      DKM

      better late than ever

  • Quinlan Bell
    Quinlan Bell

    Excited to see what he can do, think he can have a similair yet bigger role than KCP in the future

    • V Lone
      V Lone

      I might agree

  • Me
    Me

    This dude is blessed to be on a great team with great guys to support him on they way to the play offs

  • Ryan Marshall
    Ryan Marshall

    Imagine being put on the floor twice by Chris Smoove irl

  • Jack Lowe
    Jack Lowe

    Still don’t know how he went undrafted after a very successful college career

    • OlympiXs
      OlympiXs

      Golden Warrior media attention

    • Sacramento Kings will Rise
      Sacramento Kings will Rise

      Players like Jeremy Lin went undrafted. Jeremy Lin was the Best Player the Harvard Team. I know the Ivy League ain't competitve.

    • Rodney Joseph
      Rodney Joseph

      @Laura Sanchez I know that you seem to be an intelligent individual, I was being sarcastic

    • Laura Sanchez
      Laura Sanchez

      @Rodney Joseph I was just joking lol. Almost all basketball players are black

    • Rodney Joseph
      Rodney Joseph

      @Laura Sanchez that's being honest

  • chilldaonly 1
    chilldaonly 1

    Hopefully he'll get some playing time, so he can show if he will be valuable to the squad we already got.

  • Ztol Tv
    Ztol Tv

    So you telling me he dropped the same guys twice 😂😂

  • Daveeno Hines
    Daveeno Hines

    Played College ball with his father at New Mexico State and also professionally with his father in Mexico!! Zach is a BEAST period!!! He has been around the game forever!!! He will be in the NBA for years to come!!! GO CRAZY ZACH!!!! GO CRAZY!!!!

  • George Aghimien
    George Aghimien

    I think he should stay with the lakers and keep working on his game.

  • SJ
    SJ

    He'll be in the G League for at least one year. He had a great pre season though

  • DeAndre Page
    DeAndre Page

    Finishing against Jordan Poole twice with his WEAK HAND. 😀😀😀 Cannot keep Zach Norvell buried in the G-League, these veteran Free Agents stay injured.

  • isaac ruatpuia
    isaac ruatpuia

    He broke Jordan Poole's ankle 2 times 😂😂

  • Bryan Regala
    Bryan Regala

    Looks like if Chris smoove and Bradley Beals had a son

    • Mericq Deladia
      Mericq Deladia

      pause--

    • LeGoat James
      LeGoat James

      Yeah but no homo

    • Jack James
      Jack James

      Fr!

    • Drew GGM
      Drew GGM

      Bryan Regala bro fr

  • k1ngmpr
    k1ngmpr

    Norvell is tuff needs some nba minutes 👍🏿

  • Daniel Orr
    Daniel Orr

    Norvell reminds me of DLo, 6'5 in the beginning of career showing inconsistency, a lot of potential

    • DeAndre Page
      DeAndre Page

      @Daniel Orr Less turnovers if you are not the point guard. 😀😀😀 Don't confuse Preseason with when Lebron James & Rondo can play full games. Zach Norvell Jr. won't be getting a Pass until it's time to CATCH & SCORE. That's SPOT-UP SHOOTING or quick slashing action.

    • DeAndre Page
      DeAndre Page

      @Daniel Orr Big difference is D'angelo Russell being asked to be a Pass 1st point guard as a Laker rookie. That is not his style as a Ohio State 2-Guard turned point guard. The Golden State Warriors position is a natural fit for D'angelo Russell.

    • Daniel Orr
      Daniel Orr

      @DeAndre Page thats a good point, im just saying this man is the same build and has a few of the same problems that DLo had, there is still a lot of potential in this man, if he can develop i think he'd look a lot like a DLo type of player, quick bucket, doesn't need to be always on the ball, i do think he would be a lot more of a ball dominant player if his passing doesn't develop as much but keep in mind he played in college with rui hachimura and a bunch of other guys that demanded the ball a lot, they might have different paths in the nba and in life

    • DeAndre Page
      DeAndre Page

      Norvell Jr. is playing his NATURAL POSITION of 2-Guard, big difference from D'angelo Russell playing out of position. 😀😀😀 They moved D'angelo Russell from the 2-Guard position to play point guard in college, at Ohio State just so he could get more playing time. Did not impress as a point guard, Magic Johnson, being a Hall of Famer knows the point guard position better than any other position.

  • KoOLKyLE21
    KoOLKyLE21

    I hope the Lakers keep him

  • Max Manzo
    Max Manzo

    Great video as always DKM!

  • A P
    A P

    Hopefully he will get signed by the Lakers

  • Ali Rasool
    Ali Rasool

    With a name like Poole you've got to keep slipping on the floor!

  • Erin G
    Erin G

    Keep up the good work going for 1 million in the near future. I also don’t know how you get these video ideas but the are amazing 😉.🔥

  • Kevin Matthews
    Kevin Matthews

    This guys gonna be dangerous on the court

  • ESP LilGreg
    ESP LilGreg

    Number 3 from gsw lost his contract due to repeated ankle injuries 😂😂

  • Ishmamba
    Ishmamba

    He looks like Chris Smoove

    • TMoore
      TMoore

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    • JusBKool
      JusBKool

      Give that guy a Map where are you going!!

    • DogMode9
      DogMode9

      I make it splash man, I make it splash maaann.

    • DALE Mosley
      DALE Mosley

      You need to lean before you can fall you no the rules!!!!!

    • Aaron Williams
      Aaron Williams

      gxng gxng he’s a IRglo 2k gamer

  • Dopamineee
    Dopamineee

    This dude was slept on so was all Gonzaga NBA picks

  • New Orleans Pelicans Roblox
    New Orleans Pelicans Roblox

    Zach is the next GOAT

  • LeGoat James
    LeGoat James

    He was a beast in Gonzaga and he looks like if bradley Beal Chris Smoove and Russell Westbrook were to face merge

  • fluidacid
    fluidacid

    no offense, but I don't wish to see him playing for the Lakers this upcoming season. That could only mean injuries to Green, and Bradley... but I'm praying for him to eventually reach his ceiling

  • Alejandro Jaime
    Alejandro Jaime

    How you get dropped twice 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️Norvell Jr 🔥

  • kosmique
    kosmique

    he is breakin the same ankles too.... got poole twice :D

  • L M
    L M

    I think he has some potential but this year the Lakers are way too stacked for him to get any actual PT

    • DeAndre Page
      DeAndre Page

      Lakers free agents veteran guards have been injured. Norvell Jr. is MORE HUNGRY than they are. 😀😀😀 Not waiting in-line for average players, still available until Kawhi Leonard made his decision.

  • Je'ROCK Oville
    Je'ROCK Oville

    I think it's because there's a lot of star player on the line up of Lakers like him. That's why his undrafted .

  • James T
    James T

    All I learned here is Jordan Poole is a trash on ball defender 😂

    • Ruben Masalonga
      Ruben Masalonga

      prolly no D

    • jb_wtw
      jb_wtw

      De lo trash clone

    • No Name
      No Name

      He can shoot too and a solid playmaker

    • Andy Velasquez
      Andy Velasquez

      And he looks like a girl

    • Spaz
      Spaz

      I didn't have to do him like that rip Jordan poole😭😭😭😭

  • YungFuego25
    YungFuego25

    Wait...u mean to tell me he got Poole of the GSW with the same move...not once but TWICE?!? Pls cut Poole smh

  • C Crockett
    C Crockett

    He has a Kenny Anderson flare! I like him!

  • paap narf ZK
    paap narf ZK

    a natural. he has moves, ballhandling, courtvision and a good shot. why tf he wasnt drafted? did he not sing the anthem loud enough?...

  • Kuku so pie
    Kuku so pie

    Poole is sweet 😂😂

  • THE BOSSMAN1
    THE BOSSMAN1

    Let’s go family!!

  • K. Taylor
    K. Taylor

    0:45 the saying goes.. "Diamond in the rough"

    • Briguy1027
      Briguy1027

      @K. Taylor I've never ever heard diamond in the dirt before, LOL. I agree with you 100%, it's diamond in the rough. A diamond in the dirt makes zero sense, as it's still a cheesy piece of carbon even after you pick it up. Now a diamond in the rough means you have to cut it, polish it, and refine it and then it becomes a gem.

    • K. Taylor
      K. Taylor

      @10k subs with no videos challenge - let's hear 1 of them then big guy..

    • 10k subs with no videos challenge -
      10k subs with no videos challenge -

      K. Taylor I beg to differ but ok

    • K. Taylor
      K. Taylor

      @10k subs with no videos challenge - Well u heard wrong bro lol.. I never heard this no other way Any out way sounds terrible

    • 10k subs with no videos challenge -
      10k subs with no videos challenge -

      I heard it be said different ways

  • Prosper & Gamble P&G
    Prosper & Gamble P&G

    Simeon (Chicago) Produced Derrick Rose and now this kid! Awesome!

  • B. Pierce
    B. Pierce

    He was busting ass in the first preseason game

  • Rayshaun Hall
    Rayshaun Hall

    Looks like curry ready to trade too😂 lost most of the good players

  • TheRaeyFamily
    TheRaeyFamily

    hes a really smart young talented player has good foot work and a nasty shot on him!

    • Jeffry Numan
      Jeffry Numan

      CruelTv ,

  • Swerv
    Swerv

    He from Chicago our boys be eating🖤🤟🏾

  • BUNTA
    BUNTA

    lol its like playing your my career in 2k15. being undrafted then came out strong in the end.

  • Cherry Pickin
    Cherry Pickin

    Sadly, Jordan Poole will be out for the season due to ankle injury’s😭😂

  • Oliver X
    Oliver X

    Gotta develop this prospect and not give him away the way the Lakers did Zubac.

  • janis
    janis

    funniest thing about these "ankle breakers" they are just push off and catch on shoe

  • L. Torrence
    L. Torrence

    Let him play!!!

  • Landon Adams
    Landon Adams

    HE IS THE NEXT ALLEN IVERSON

  • Otaku LA9
    Otaku LA9

    So this is how Poole start his career huh??

  • ᎴᖇᏋᎯm ᏰᎲᎶ
    ᎴᖇᏋᎯm ᏰᎲᎶ

    Smoove playing his real life 2kmy career.

  • JeBron Lames
    JeBron Lames

    that's Chris Smoove there breaking ankles for his youtube thumnails.

  • Ice 2k
    Ice 2k

    Now Chris Smoove is in the NBA

  • Robert Miller
    Robert Miller

    Keep him. Critical asset.

  • Cody Cha
    Cody Cha

    Did you mean to say he can’t stop breaking pooles ankles?

  • El Nevooo
    El Nevooo

    Could’ve at least put his name damn 🥴

  • J h
    J h

    Should do a video on carsen Edward's. He will easily be the steal of the draft

  • Litt
    Litt

    Lakers are gonna ruin this too watch, every time they draft a rookie they’re impatient with their development and trade em away just to watch em have breakout seasons right after.

    • Ced Bing
      Ced Bing

      Litt they have kuzma and Caruso doe??

  • All Might
    All Might

    He needs at least 7 mins

  • Oscar
    Oscar

    I BET WE TRADE HIM

  • STOP IT SKIIIUUUP
    STOP IT SKIIIUUUP

    ZACH IS THE NEW J. FISHER! THIS KID CAN BALL, HE IS NOT AFRAID OF BANG WITH THE BIG BOYS!!!! HE IS GOING TO BE A GREAT FIT! WAY BETTER THAN KCP!!

  • Trunks
    Trunks

    Simeon 💪🏽🔥

  • buffa1
    buffa1

    Him or KCP?

  • meme King
    meme King

    I love him

  • Michalyn Hibalay Capitan
    Michalyn Hibalay Capitan

    draft that on lakers plss they need shoteers

  • HisQueenealways
    HisQueenealways

    That’s my cuzooo He gone take over soon !!!!

  • 212002Jovany
    212002Jovany

    I wish I could get a free Laker hat for souvenir

  • qShawn
    qShawn

    Why this man look so much like chris smoove?? Looks like smoove without a face scan on 2k

  • Elizja Greer
    Elizja Greer

    Why are we not playing him ?

  • huge heph
    huge heph

    Chicago guards always hot ankle breaker hof

  • Ben Wells
    Ben Wells

    What does dkm stand for

  • Edward Simms
    Edward Simms

    Need to replace kcp with this guy.

  • Phoenix Rising One
    Phoenix Rising One

    Key phrase in title is "pre-season". Too many fans with a mic, computer, headphones, tv, and most importantly an opinion that is being heard lol. He is decent. Has a lot of work to do.

    • Jordon Leach
      Jordon Leach

      I think your Linda missing the point my guy. He was an undrafted rookie, his contract will be so dirt cheap it's almost like he's paying the Lakers to have a spot. He's basically Jordan Clarkson 2.0 but a little heavier. Nothing wrong with having a dude who can grab you 12-14 a night on 44%fg 33-36%3pt in 20 minutes at the pg or sg spot. Not saying he is Clarksons level right now but hes a serviceable option for the 3rd/4th PG/SG spot in rotation. Rondo/Caruso & KCP/Bradley/green.

  • late bloomer
    late bloomer

    Wear hightop sneakers !! Never understood why any player wears lowtops.

  • Jasonlilmason
    Jasonlilmason

    MVP 2020

  • Seth Washington
    Seth Washington

    Jordan Poole has no ankles

  • Ryan Palmer
    Ryan Palmer

    This is the most cliche bateiest title ever, he only broke 1 dudes ankles twice

  • Laura Sanchez
    Laura Sanchez

    I have never watched a full basketball game in my life wtf am I doing here

    • Oscar Angeles
      Oscar Angeles

      🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Lou R _ G-DoT
    Lou R _ G-DoT

    Every player is a diamond in the rough according to everyone

    • Lou R _ G-DoT
      Lou R _ G-DoT

      @AntDaKidd nah hes gonna be special one thing about this draft is that there is a lot of talent is different then most but coby gonna ball he has high Basketball IQ that's key .. the bulls are turning things around the right way with players that will compliment each other .. just like my knicks we are about to be powerhouses in the east in the years to come ... I'm rooting for coby .. big salute I'm a big basketball fan

    • AntDaKidd
      AntDaKidd

      Lou R i never said you said anybody was trash but by saying “every player is a diamond in the rough according to everyone” you make it seem as if you think he’s just another g league talent

    • Lou R _ G-DoT
      Lou R _ G-DoT

      @AntDaKidd how coby white is nice I never said he trash or anything like that my g lol every body that dropped buckets in the summer league and preseason was the steal of the draft according to video clips on IRglo so how is tha thg hating my guy 😂 chill out I like the bulls Levine a beast

    • AntDaKidd
      AntDaKidd

      Lou R definitely you

    • Lou R _ G-DoT
      Lou R _ G-DoT

      @AntDaKidd whose hating tho

  • shin
    shin

    lol less than 15 ppg is great in COLLEGE!? hahaha

  • Maria Isabel Melo Carrasco
    Maria Isabel Melo Carrasco

    Eso fue suerte, al fanatismo

  • Igotbirdspigeons
    Igotbirdspigeons

    Gonzaga Billdougs

  • Brian Berry
    Brian Berry

    Keep him dont be stupid La...

  • Jace Hoops
    Jace Hoops

    🔥🐐

  • toad sage
    toad sage

    Got em leaning

  • Igotbirdspigeons
    Igotbirdspigeons

    he hoop like he right handed he only shoot lefty

  • Kenz Talks
    Kenz Talks

    He got game

  • Manuel San Miguel
    Manuel San Miguel

    Dope vid bro

  • NIkko McDowell
    NIkko McDowell

    I went to a gu camp and I got to see him trian, he is such a hard worker

  • Julieann Buhian
    Julieann Buhian

    I think he is looks like trevor ariza .

  • Aristo Stubbs
    Aristo Stubbs

    Poole just trash at defensive footwork ... this dude is ur regular d league player lol

  • Eric Evans
    Eric Evans

    Simeon high school still producing stars

  • NEVER
    NEVER

    2-0

  • Niko Love
    Niko Love

    Lefy handed people are so deadly

  • Without Brain
    Without Brain

    Zach Doorbell

  • PharmPlug
    PharmPlug

    Didn't drose go to simeon?

  • Rj
    Rj

    He alright

  • Valesco Rolle
    Valesco Rolle

    Wow 🙆‍♂️

  • Luc Wijngaard
    Luc Wijngaard

    🐐

  • Corbin Ray
    Corbin Ray

    I prefer American commentators when it comes to any American sport.

    • DKM
      DKM

      But u gone rock with me right?

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