Lakers Draft Workouts: May 21, 2018
Owners of the 25th and 47th picks in the NBA Draft, the Lakers have begun working out college and international prospects ahead of selection day on June 21.
On Monday, six more players auditioned for the purple and gold at the UCLA Health Training Center.
Jordan Barnett (F, 6’7, 215, Missouri)
A sharpshooting wing, Barnett recorded the SEC’s third-best 3-point percentage (41.4) while knocking down the seventh-most triples (82). The senior also averaged 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds.
Jordan Caroline (G/F 6’7, 230, Nevada)
A presence on the scoreboard and glass, Caroline placed sixth in the Mountain West in points (17.7) and averaged 8.6 rebounds. He also had a knack for getting to the charity stripe, leading his conference in free throw attempts in back-to-back seasons.
Drew Eubanks (F, 6’10, 250, Oregon State)
One of the most efficient scorers in the nation, Eubanks led the Pac-12 in field goal percentage (62.4) and ranked eighth in the entire NCAA. The big man also averaged 13.2 points and 8.3 rebounds.
Jock Landale (C, 6’11, 255, Saint Mary’s)
One of the most decorated players in college basketball, Lawndale was named both Second Team All-American and West Coast Conference Player of the Year. It was easy to see why the accolades came his way, as he led the WCC in scoring (21.1), rebounds (10.2) and field goal percentage (64.0).
“I think that I can really compete at the next level,” Landale said. “Rebound really hard and score where I have to. Defense is something that I’m working on a lot.”
Saint Mary's big man Jock Landale talks about his workout, and what he hopes to bring to the NBA pic.twitter.com/GiM7JFUn5F— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) May 21, 2018
Daryl Macon (G, 6’3, 185, Arkansas)
Born and raised in Little Rock, Macon shined for his home state, placing fifth in the SEC in points (16.8) and sixth in assists (3.9). The Second Team All-SEC selection also led his conference in free throw percentage (87.5).
Shamorie Ponds (G, 6’1, 175, St. John’s)
A fire-starting point guard, Ponds led the Big East in scoring with 21.6 point per game. But he also had more to his game, handing out the fifth-most assists (4.7) and swiping the second-most steals (2.3).
“Definitely the ability to stay in front of my man,” Ponds said of what he wanted to show the Lakers. “Just do what I do best: score the ball and get my teammates involved.”
St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds discusses his defensive abilities, and some of the upset wins he was a part of this season pic.twitter.com/ziMCTrW3QU— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) May 21, 2018