Lakers Draft Workouts: June 13, 2018
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 Wedneday, six more players auditioned for the purple and gold at the UCLA Health Training Center.
Rawle Alkins (G, 6’5”, 220, Arizona)
Alkins was a fundamental piece in his two-year college career, starting 57 of 60 games for the Wildcats. He averaged 13.1 points and 4.8 rebounds, while hitting a healthy 35.9 percent from 3-point range.
“(I’m trying to show) my versatility, my ability to win in these competitive drills, winning games,” Alkins said. “And just showcasing that I’ve gotten way better since college.”
Jeffrey Carroll (G, 6’6”, 205, Oklahoma State)
Carroll got it done on the scoreboard and the glass, ranking ninth in the Big 12 in both points (15.4) and rebounds (6.2). He was efficient with his shot, especially in 2016-17, when he led the conference in effective field goal percentage (61.7).
Angel Delgado (F, 6’9”, 230, Seton Hall)
A double-double machine, Delgado averaged 13.6 points and a Big East-best 11.8 rebounds en route to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award for the nation’s best center. He was even more dominant the year before, when he led the entire NCAA in rebounds (13.1).
“(Rebounding) is what I do,” Delgado said. “You need offensive rebounds. You always need a second shot. I’m the type of player who can give you that.”
Kelan Martin (F, 6’6”, 215, Butler)
Martin’s First Team All-Big East selection was hardly a surprise, as he dropped the conference’s second-most points per game (21.2). He was always a threat from deep, hitting 2.7 triples on a 36.4 percent clip.
Brandon McCoy (C, 7’1”, 250, UNLV)
With his ridiculous length, McCoy was able to haul down the Mountain West’s most rebounds (10.3), while being named conference Freshman of the Year. He also scored his league’s eighth-most points (16.9) on its third-best field goal percentage (54.4).
“Rebounding, competitiveness and being able to shoot and dribble,” McCoy said of his strengths. “Being a versatile big.”
Kendrick Nunn (G, 6’3”, 190, Oakland)
There were few players who could get buckets like Nunn, who ranked second in the entire NCAA in both scoring (25.9) and 3-pointers (134). The Horizon League Player of the Year was more than just a volume scorer, leading his conference in 3-point percentage (39.4).