Lakers Draft Workouts: June 15, 2018

by Mike Trudell
Lakers Reporter

On Friday at the UCLA Health Training Center, it's time for six additional players to work out for the Lakers' brass in advance of the June 21 NBA Draft.

The Lakers have the No. 25 and No. 47 overall picks, a season after getting Kyle Kuzma at 27 and Josh Hart at 30.

Here’s a look at Monday’s participants:

Peyton Aldridge – 6-8, 225 – Davidson
Aldridge was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference and AP Honorable Mention All-America after going for 21.2 points, 7.6 boards and 2.5 assists in 37.7 minutes as a senior at Davidson. He made 77 threes (38.1 percent) and ranked third on Davidson's all-time scoring list.

Gabe DeVoe – 6-3, 207 – Clemson
The Clemson senior averaged 14.2 points, 4.7 boards and 2.1 assists towards All-Midwest Region Team and All-ACC Honorable Mention honors. He finished his career ranked first in program history in the NCAA's in points per game (25.0).

Yante Maten – 6-7, 246 – Georgia
The SEC Player of the Year and First Team All-SEC selection averaged 19.3 points, 8.6 boards and 1.5 blocks in 34.3 minutes per game as a senior at Georgia. He led the SEC in points, and ranked third in boards and seventh in field goal percentage (46.4 percent). He scored in double figures in 92 straight games, and went 20+ 39 times.

De'Anthony Melton – 6-2, 193 – USC
Melton went for 8.3 points and 4.7 boards with 3.5 dimes and 1.9 steals in 27 minutes per game, and was named to the PAC-12 honorable mention All-Defensive Team. He ranked first in the PAC-12 in stels and ninth in assists as a freshman.

After the workout, Melton said he felt good about how things went, that he tried to use his "home court advantage" and that he enjoyed showing the Lakers coaches and front office what he could do. What did he try to showcase?

"My shooting ability," he said, noting an area in question since he shot 28.4 percent from three as a freshman. "I can hit open shots, my form and everything looks a lot better."

Justin Tillman – 6-8, 220 – VCU
Tillman went for 18.9 points with 9.9 boards and 1.0 blocks in 30.6 mintues at VCU as a senior, and was named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team as well as the All-Defensive Team. He was a third team member in 2016-17.

"Very competitive," said Tillman of the workout. "Up and down. Setting screens. Finding pocket passes."

Tillman said he tried to showcase his shooting ability, athleticism and that he can guard.

Kyle Washington – 6-9, 230 – Cincinnati
The senior out of Cincinnati averaged 11.3 points, 5.5 boards and 1.4 blocks in 23.3 minutes. He was named to the American Championship All-Tournament Team and was a former All-Conference Second Team honoree.

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