While Coach Hernando Planells Jr. of the Buzzsaw has been known for coaching some of SlamBall’s most high flying players, the former Duke University assistant basketball coach went a different route with the second overall pick of this year’s SlamBall draft, one that mirrors his strategy from the first ever one held.
Standing at 6’7” and weighing 245 pounds, Stopper Tyquan Scott mirrors the play and presence of former number one overall pick Rob Wilson.
“He really reminded me of the very first SlamBall draft when I drafted Rob Wilson,” added Planells. “Same stature, same size, same type of strength and same type of potential.”
While Coach Planells knew the former college basketball star would be a high draft pick, Scott was not expecting it, discussing how his unfamiliarity with the sport was a cause for concern.
“I was definitely surprised because when coming in, I was scared,” Scott stated. “This was a new sport. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to go. I don’t like being in the air like that. So you know, it was a big surprise for me to go number two.”
The Buzzsaw look to continue their winning culture as opening day is just weeks away.