Byron Mullens adds muscle, starts summer league strong
The Oklahoman reports:
The team has raved about his development.
And in his first chance to show what all the fuss was about, second-year center Byron Mullens didni't disappoint. Mullens finished with a game-high 24 points on 6-for-12 shooting with seven rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes Monday. Despite the fair warning from team officials, Mullens still managed to surprise.
He credited his performance to being more aggressive. Mullens said he's already added 15 pounds of muscle this off-season and is more willing to play in the post rather than look to shoot from outside so frequently. Mullens also is now understanding how much easier scoring can be when he rolls to the basket off pick-and-rolls rather than popping and settling for jump shots.