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A Bruno Caboclo Drive Makes Raptors 905 Coach Mermuys Happy

Raptors 905 head coach Jesse Mermuys knows it is going to take a while for young forward Bruno Caboclo to learn everything he is trying to teach him this season. So when he sees Caboclo take a lesson from a film session and implement it on the court in spectacular fashion, Mermuys wasn’t just happy, he was ecstatic.

“I can’t tell you, inside there was fireworks going off because we had just had this film session with (Caboclo) and we are talking and I am trying to engage him and get him to open up,” Mermuys said. “I want (Caboclo) to go in there stronger and dunk the basketball. He is such a finesse skill that length and I said sometimes you got to go in there and dunk it and he laughed.

“To see him go out there and dunk it, I laughed cause I thought it was funny that he actually did it.”



Caboclo has very limited basketball experience at the professional level, but those natural skills and physical attributes promise so much once he figures things out.



Stephen_Brotherston_insideStephen Brotherston covers the Toronto Raptors and visiting NBA teams at the Air Canada Centre and is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.