Eric Paschall had one of the best single-game performances in the NBA this season, dropping 36 points on the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night, surpassing Ja Morant for the most points scored by a rookie in a single match.
Paschall has earned plenty of praise for his performance against the Blazers, including one from Tracy McGrady, one of the best scorers this game has ever seen. During Tuesday’s edition of ESPN’s The Jump, T-Mac discussed the good things Eric did against Portland, claiming he knew about his quality even before he went off with his 36-point game.
“Before this kid had 34 last night, I was watching Golden State playing, I said ‘I like that Paschall kid’, like he was showing me flashes. I told them ‘I like this kid a lot’. So, last night watching him on prime, it’s like I knew I see something, he just needs an opportunity.
“We got a rookie like this, he’s big, physical, strong, and he’s not afraid to take mid-range jumpers. I really like this kid, I think he has a great future.”
Following his great night against Portland, Paschall will get a lot of respect around the league. This kid is going places and the Warriors have apparently found another gem in the forward.