Lakers Draft Workouts: May 25, 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 Friday, six more players auditioned for the purple and gold at the UCLA Health Training Center.
Grayson Allen (Duke)
One of the top offensive talents in college basketball, Allen thrived in his final three seasons with the Blue Devils, including as a 2016 All-American after averaging the ACC’s second-most points (21.6). He remained a weapon last season, hitting a conference-high 102 3-pointers on a 37.0 percent clip.
“Shooting translates (to the NBA) for sure,” Allen said. “If you look at the league now, you’ve got a bunch of shooters on the court. Also you’ve got to figure out how you can contribute in other ways. … I think I can still show and expand my game.”
Grayson Allen discusses the jump from college to the NBA and his recent run-in with former teammate Brandon Ingram. pic.twitter.com/h1hovEwXUA— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) May 25, 2018
Allerik Freeman (NC State)
After three seasons at Baylor, Freeman transferred to North Carolina State, where he ranked 10th in the ACC in scoring (16.1). He was on a constant parade to the free throw line (4.0 makes per game) and hit a toasty percentage from 3-point distance (38.5).
Kevin Huerter (Maryland)
With plenty of size for a shooting guard, Huerter was dangerous from all across the floor, shooting 50.4 percent from the field and 41.7 on 3’s. He was a do-it-all kind of talent, averaging 14.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists.
“I’ll be a guy who can space the floor, obviously knock down shots,” Huerter said. “And get other guys involved. I think that’s a big part of my game: being able to put the ball on the floor and make plays. I think I have a pretty good feel for the game.”
Kevin Huerter talks about his reputation as a shooter and how he envisions his game translating to the NBA. pic.twitter.com/Fbz0ugGxd6— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) May 25, 2018
Arnoldas Kulboka (Capo D’Orlando)
Kulboka stretched the floor in the Italian League, shooting 36.7 percent on triples, while averaging 8.7 points and 3.5 rebounds. He stepped up his game in the Basketball Champions League, winning the Best Young Player award.
Matur Maker (Mississauga Prep)
Looking to follow in the footsteps of his brother — Milwaukee center Thon Maker — Matur is looking for a spot in the NBA after a post-graduate season in Canada. Listed with a 7-foot-2 wingspan, Maker sports similar length to his brother.
Bryant McIntosh (Northwestern)
The school’s all-time leader in assists, McIntosh started all but two of his 129 games for the Wildcats. He let the dimes pile up, ranking as high as ninth nationally in assists, while averaging 5.4 across his career.
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