LSU junior Shareef O’Neal is eligible to be selected in the draft, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. The son of Shaquille O’Neal, Shareef O’Neal was mistakenly included in the list of withdrawals released by the league last week. He has upcoming team workouts, Charania adds.
We have more draft-related info:
- Another LSU player, wing Tari Eason, has upcoming workouts scheduled with the Cavaliers, Grizzlies and Spurs, Josh Robbins of The Athletic tweets. He has already worked out for a number of teams, including the Bulls, Thunder and Knicks. Eason is ranked No. 18 overall on ESPN’s Best Available list.
- The Lakers hosted six prospects on Monday, including UCLA’s Johnny Juzang, Jovan Buha of The Athletic tweets. That group also included Remy Martin (Kansas), Jermaine Samuels (Villanova), Michael Devoe (Georgia Tech), Haowen Guo (Shanghai Sharks) and Kenneth Lofton Jr. (Louisiana Tech).
- SMU’s Marcus Weathers worked out for the Spurs on Monday, Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.com tweets. Gonzaga’s Andrew Nembhard and USC’s Isaiah Mobley were also among the six prospects San Antonio hosted, Nicola Lupo of Sportando tweets. Nembhard, a point guard, projects as a potential first-rounder. He’s ranked No. 35 on ESPN’s list.
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6 thoughts on “Draft Notes: O’Neal, Eason, Lakers, Weathers, Nembhard, Mobley”
Lakers should take son of Shaq for ticket selling purpose
Lakers are so hot on this year draft picks
I wouldn’t buy a ticket to see his nobody son. He only make the league on name alone. He wasn’t that good in college and who know with his health if he would last in the league
Juzang could be a bust in the league . I mean he could surprise us also . But he show nothing special in college. He had his coming out party one year than flame out the next . That coming from a ucla fan
Agreed. He’s slightly better than Nico Mannion who also was a flameout. However, they’re both still young so they can always improve and come back.
Eason is a guy teams outside the top 10 (including the Knicks, at #11 or after a trade down) should really kick the tires on. There’s some bust risk, and some boxes they’d need to be able to check, i.e., he’d have to project as a true 3/4 (not just a stretch 4), but, if so, he brings top 5 type upside.
A guy averaging 9 minutes in his third year of college is not much of a prospect.