Lakers Draft Workouts: June 12, 2018

by Joey Ramirez
Digital Reporter

Owners of the 25th and 47th picks in the NBA Draft, the Lakers are deep in the process of working out college and international prospects ahead of selection day on June 21.

On Tuesday, six more players auditioned for the purple and gold at the UCLA Health Training Center.

Abdul-Malik Abu (F, 6’8”, 235, NC State)
Abu’s minutes shrunk as his collegiate career wound down, but he was an integral part to the Wolf Pack program. As a sophomore, he ranked fifth in the ACC in rebounds (8.8) and eighth in field goal percentage (49.0).

Trevon Bluiett (G/F, 6’6”, 215, Xavier)
A Second Team All-American and three-time First Team All-Big East selection, Bluiett had plenty of hardware handed to him in college. He was known chiefly as a scorer and was especially lethal from deep, ranking among his conference’s top three in both 3-pointers made and 3-point percentage for back-to-back years.

“(I’m) a guy that shoots the ball at a high level,” Bluiett said, “knows how to play, thinks the game well, makes the right play, is competitive and likes to win.”

Kameron Chatman (G, 6’7”, 210, Detroit)
After playing two seasons at Michigan, Chatman had a breakout season in Detroit. He ranked fourth in the Horizon League in both scoring (17.8) and rebounds (8.2), and shot 41.4 percent from 3-point range.

Manu Lecomte (G, 5’11”, 170, Baylor)
The engine of the Bears’ offense, Lecomte placed sixth in his conference in scoring (16.2) and seventh in assists (3.7). He was named Second Team All-Big 12 after leading the league in free throw percentage (89.0).

Marcus Lee (F, 6’9”, 220, California)
In his lone season at Cal, Lee averaged 11.4 points and 7.2 rebounds. Prior to that, he spent three years at Kentucky, including when he was a member of the 2014 Midwest Regional all-tournament team while playing alongside Julius Randle.

“(Playing at Kentucky) taught you to bring your best every day,” Lee said. “Not just every game but every day at practice. You’re competing against the best people in the world in your own gym. You’re competing against Willie Cauley-Stein, Karl(-Anthony) Towns, Julius Randle every day. You’re either going to get a busted lip and keep losing or fight back. Being at Kentucky teaches you to fight back.”

Matt Mobley (G, 6’3”, 175, St. Bonaventure)
Mobley used his sharpshooting to earn First Team All-Atlantic 10 honors, as he was sixth in the A-10 in scoring (18.1) and second in 3-pointers (105). He rarely needed a breather, as he led the entire NCAA in minutes played in 2016-17 (38.3) and averaged 37.6 last year.

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