What's going on with the big man? Dominated the NCAA tourney and had a 21/11 senior season with 3 blocks. One of the more skilled big man in the post in the country. I saw he pulled out of the Portsmouth Invitational because of a groin injury and wasn't at the predraft measurements. He's had workouts with the Wizards and Heat, not sure who else. Is there a reason he's not showing up in mocks at all?
He's lost 60 lbs since he's entered college and says he could lose more if asked. Just saying he's twice as skilled as some of the bigs you see in the 2nd round of these mocks. Caracter, Pittman, Ndiaye...can't speak on the Euros.
If the Clippers weren't so deep up front (Kaman, Jordan, Blake + possibly Rhino, if he resigns, Sofo if he comes over and possibly #8), I wouldn't mind drafting him at #54, either Samhan or Art Parakhouski from Radford, who averaged 21/13 (granted it was against the Big South conference mainly)
"Pat Riley was like I dont know if your body type's going to work and that's kind of my selling point is like well, I've lost 60 pounds. And if you need me to lose another 60 I will if that's what it takes I just want to play basketball."