UCLA guard Johnny Juzang among prospects to work out for Lakers
UCLA junior Johnny Juzang was among the prospects to participate in a pre-draft workout with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, the team announced.
Juzang, who was named to the first-team All-Pac 12, averaged 15.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists on 36% shooting from 3-point range in 30 games. He led the Bruins in scoring and finished in double figures in all but five games; he had eight 20-point performances.
The 6-foot-7 guard was among the prospects that competed in the draft combine last month in Chicago, Illinois. He is considered to be a potential second-round pick this year and has also worked out with the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz among other teams.
In addition to Juzang, the Lakers also hosted Georgia Tech guard Michael Devoe, Louisiana Tech forward Kenneth Lofton Jr., Kansas guard Remy Martin, Villanova forward Jermaine Samuels and Haowen Guo of the Shanghai Sharks on Monday.
The Lakers enter the pre-draft process with no picks in either round. The team dealt its first-round pick to the New Orleans Pelicans in the trade involving Anthony Davis. Its second-round selection was sent to the Washington Wizards in a cap-clearing move.
Despite having no draft picks, the Lakers will still do their due diligence on those fringe prospects that could go undrafted. The team could acquire picks to take a prospect or sign him outright in free agency after the draft.
The NBA draft will take place on June 23.
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