The NBA Draft Lottery is Tuesday night and teams are hoping to land in a spot that will allow them to strike gold in June’s NBA Draft. On Monday, some of the prospects hoping to hear their names called next month stopped by the SiriusXM offices, including the potential number-one overall pick.
Brandon Ingram, believed by many to be one of the top two players in the draft, is a super-athletic wing player with a smooth shooting touch. Ingram discussed his experience playing for legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski:
Jamal Murray played for perennial powerhouse Kentucky, which has been a hub for one-and-done players for the past few years. With a long list of successful alums including John Wall, Anthony Davis and the 2015-16 NBA Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns, Murray will be joining the fraternity of Wildcat lottery-picks.
Henry Ellenson put together a stellar freshman year at Marquette and was named Big East Rookie of the Year. But when he gets to the NBA, he will be up against forwards like Draymond Green and LaMarcus Aldridge, a challenge he says he’s prepared to face:
Caris LeVert had his junior and senior seasons at Michigan cut short due to multiple injuries. While he’s still nursing a cast on his foot, he’s been participating in pre-draft workouts and has a message for teams who might be afraid to select him because of his injury history:
Buddy Hield, who won the Wooden and Naismith Awards as the best college basketball player in the 2015-16 season, also stopped by and joined Justin Termine & Eddie Johnson on NBA Today’s NBA Draft Lottery Special:
Be sure to tune in to SiriusXM NBA Radio (Ch. 86) for live coverage of the NBA Draft Lottery beginning at 4 pm ET!
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