Ayo Dosunmu

Ayo Dosunmu

22-Year-Old GuardG
Chicago Bulls  NBA  
Chicago Bulls
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Dosunmu - the No. 38 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft - compiled a better-than-expected rookie campaign. Benefitting the rookie was that Chicago dealt with a myriad of backcourt injuries, including Zach LaVine playing 67 games, Lonzo Ball playing 35 and Alex Caruso playing 41. Those absences allowed Dosunmu to step into an expanded role more often than anticipated. He started 40 of his 77 appearances and averaged 8.8 points, 3.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 combined steals-plus-blocks in 27.4 minutes. Dosunmu's efficiency also impressed. The rookie slashed 52/38/68, resulting in a 59.6 percent true-shooting percentage. He didn't create a ton of those opportunities on his own - 69 percent of his shots were assisted - but that's to be expected given the number of relatively high-usage players on the Bulls like Ball, LaVine, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic. Free throw attempts were one of the primary points of concern for Dosunmu who shot just 1.3 freebies per 36 minutes. That wasn't for a lack of effort, however, as he took 41 percent of his shots at the rim - good for the 93rd percentile among players labeled as combo guards. Overall, he ranked 211th in per-game fantasy production. In theory, Dosunmu should improve on that rank, but his path to playing time is complicated when the Bulls are healthy. That said, Dosunmu has earned his way into the starting five to open the season, taking over as the team's starting point guard to open the season with Lonzo Ball set to miss a few months due to a knee injury. Dosunmu's expected fantasy value should jump as a result, though he's still a late-round flier, given that Caruso, Goran Dragic and Coby White are bound to see minutes as well. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $2.49 million contract with the Bulls in August of 2021.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Dosunmu was born Jan. 17, 2000 in Chicago, Illinois to Nigerian immigrants. In April of 2018, he was one of 26 high school seniors to participate in the Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. During his senior high school season, he averaged 25.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 2.7 steals and led Morgan Park to a second straight IHSA Class 3A Championship. He was a consensus first-team All-State Selection and was a five-star recruit heading into college by Rivals and 247Sports. He also played in the 2018 U18 Americas Championship, where the United States took home the gold medal. Dosunmu played three collegiate seasons for Illinois. He started all 90 of his appearances. As a senior, he won the Bob Cousy (best point guard) Award behind averages of 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.1 steals. He shot 48.8 percent from the field, 38.6 percent from three and 78.3 percent from the free-throw line. His collegiate career highs were 36 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, four steals and two blocks.

Active Wednesday
GChicago Bulls
Knee
November 30, 2022
Dosunmu (knee) is active Wednesday against Phoenix.
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Dosunmu will play as expected and will presumably resume his starting role. The guard has averaged 9.2 points and 2.8 assists across his previous five starts.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Showing out as full-time starter
GChicago Bulls
January 20, 2022
Dosunmu has stepped up his game as a full-time starter with Zach LaVine and Lonzo Ball both sidelined with knee injuries.
ANALYSIS
In three games as a starter, Dosunmu is averaging 18.0 points, 8.0 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 39.0 minutes. While LaVine's injury isn't expected to be serious, Ball was diagnosed with a slight meniscus tear and will miss 6-to-8 weeks, so Dosunmu could see an increased role for the duration of Ball's absence. However, Coby White is also playing at a high level while the Bulls are without their aforementioned starters, so there could be fierce competition for minutes when LaVine returns.
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2021 Fantasy Outlook
Dosunmu was selected by the Bulls with the 38th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard was an electric scorer for the Illini throughout his two seasons. Dosunmu averaged 20.1 points while also adding 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game last year with Illinois. However, he doesn't project as an every-game player for the Bulls since the team is relatively deep at guard.
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Probable Wednesday
GChicago Bulls
Knee
November 29, 2022
Dosunmu is listed as probable ahead of Wednesday's game against Phoenix due to a right thump sprain.
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Efficient despite loss Friday
GChicago Bulls
November 19, 2022
Dosunmu provided 13 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two assists, three blocks and one steal in 24 minutes during Friday's 108-107 loss to the Magic.
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Has another quiet night
GChicago Bulls
November 16, 2022
Dosunmu closed Wednesday's 124-110 loss to the Pelicans with four points (2-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal over 28 minutes.
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Solid night against Nets
GChicago Bulls
November 1, 2022
Dosunmu recorded 17 points (7-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, four assists and three steals in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 108-99 win over the Nets.
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Cleared to play
GChicago Bulls
November 1, 2022
Dosunmu (chest) is available for Tuesday's game against the Nets, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports.
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