Houston Rockets’ center, Alperen Sengun, is making waves in his third NBA season, establishing himself as one of the league’s most promising young talents.

Last season, Sengun showcased his skills, averaging an impressive 14.8 points, 9 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in 28.9 minutes per game. This year, the Turkish player has taken his game to new heights, boasting statistics of 21 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 5.6 assists in 32.6 minutes per game.

Teammate Aaron Holiday is effusive in his praise for the 21-year-old center’s development. “He had a big step from earlier in the year to now. He continues to get better,” he said, per Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

“Ime’s coaching and the veterans are trying to help him as well. I think he’s almost unstoppable in the post. When he takes his time, faces up and takes his time, he’s pretty much unstoppable. He can pass really well, too.

“I think he’s just playing in a good flow. He knows when to kick and when to post up and take it to the basket. He uses pump fakes, too. He’s an intelligent player. Having guys like me, Fred, and Jalen around him to shoot helps space the floor for him.”