Lakers guard Alex Caruso explains unique mindset that helped him make the NBA - Lakers Daily

Lakers guard Alex Caruso explains unique mindset that helped him make the NBA

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Although he plays for a franchise associated with talent, glitz and glamour, Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso has a different mindset and image.

He explained that mindset and how it helped him become a key role player on a championship team.

Most good NBA players make it to the big leagues by being a star on their college team and getting drafted.

Caruso, however, took a much different path.

In four seasons at Texas A&M University, he was not a particularly good or noticeable player. In fact, he went undrafted after his senior season in 2015-16.

A year later, the Lakers took a flyer on him by signing him to a two-way contract. In the 2017-18 season, Caruso appeared in 37 NBA games and appeared to be nothing more than a marginal player on the professional level.

However, the following season he was called up late in the NBA campaign due to a rash of injuries. It was then that he proved that he was a unique role player.

As a result, he quickly earned a cult following among Lakers fans and became one of the NBA’s more inspiring stories.