Wizards Kyle Kuzma erupts for 67 points in Pro-Am

Washington Wizards, Kyle Kuzma. Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports
Washington Wizards, Kyle Kuzma. Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports /

Kyle Kuzma is the latest NBA player to take his talents to a Pro-Am and put on an absolute show for those in attendance. Kuzma did his part in the Powder League Pro-Am in Utah, where he scored 67 points while playing alongside his new Washington Wizards teammate, Delon Wright.

Wright and Kuzma played college ball together in Utah, which seemingly played a role in their choice of location. Former Wizards wing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was on the opposing team, but it was Kuz who stole the show.

Another highly regarded player on the opposing team was Scottie Barnes of the Toronto Raptors. Barnes is a future all-star in the league, yet once again, it was Kuz who gave the fans their money’s worth.

Kyle Kuzma Shining at a Pro-Am showcase shouldn’t be a surprise

Over the years, including this offseason already, NBA players have gone viral for the performances they put on in different high-level Pro-Am events. While 67 is an absurd number, it shouldn’t be that surprising that Kyle Kuzma would shine in this type of game.

As Wizards fans learned last season, Kuz can flat-out ball. One thing he has never lacked since entering the league is confidence, which goes a long way in this type of basketball game. He certainly has that extra push to shine under the lights and put on a show whenever he is given the opportunity.

It seems that’s exactly what he wanted to do at this event. Nothing to be surprised about in that regard, as Kuzma seemingly goes all out to perform at every possible chance.

After a couple of great seasons statistically to start his NBA career, he fell in line by default when playing alongside players such as LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Still, he did his part on a team that reached the top of the mountain.

When he joined the Wizards, Kuz had by far the best season of his young career on a team that had very few bright spots. Not only did he quickly emerge as a rare bright spot on the court for Washington, but he also quickly developed into a leader on the team.

The leadership role is one very few people saw coming. It was also very important on a team that lacked leadership outside of his presence. Wizards fans are excited to see what Kuz can do in his second year in Washington. If this performance is any type of indication, fans are going to once again love watching him take the court night in and night out.

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