Raptors' Bruno Caboclo doesn't lack confidence

Raptors' Bruno Caboclo has made a good impression in his first two games at Summer League. (AFP)

Raptors' Bruno Caboclo has made a good impression in his first two games at Summer League. (AFP)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:28 AM ET

LAS VEGAS - He is the youngest player at Summer League and everyone in the NBA will be older too, but do not expect Bruno Caboclo to be intimidated by those facts.

Not if the Raptors draft pick was fine with leaving home and living alone from the age of 16.

Not considering his up-bringing in Brazil, where his family was so poor that Caboclo could not afford basketball shoes, as well as other things at times.

Caboclo is going to come to Toronto at 18, live by himself, and if he sees any game action, no guarantee since he is a ways off from being a regular contributor, he is going to let everyone know he is out there.

“He has a self-confidence that’s not very typical to see in a kid his age,” said Eduardo Resende, Caboclo’s agent, and, for the past few weeks, his interpreter.

“He comes in and steps in and if the ball doesn’t come to him, he’ll look for the ball. He’s shy outside of the court. On the court, he’s OK.”


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