Skal, Murray, Poythress all surging on NBA draft boards

06/06/2016 07:50 PM

We are less than a month away from the NBA draft, giving the players only a few weeks left to improve their stock.

Three updates from today:

Skal Labissiere has impressed scouts and executives throughout the league during his workouts, showing off his length, athleticism, post moves and ability to shoot the ball. He held his pro day in Florida yesterday and representatives from every NBA team attended. Once projected a mid-first round pick, Skal is moving up the draft board and is believed to be a lottery pick. The latest projection in ESPN’s mock draft has Skal going 11th to the Orlando Magic. Skal met with Magic officials after his workout yesterday.

Alex Poythress has had strong workouts, showing off his athletic ability and it has helped him move to the 50th ranked player in the draft. This could very well mean Poythress will sneak his way into the draft as a late second round pick.

Jamal Murray is now in the discussion for the number one overall pick. Marc Eversley, VP of player personnel for the 76ers said, “He’s (Murray) certainly going to be one of those kids who’s going to be in contention for the No.1 pick. We like him a lot.” Murray would be John Calipari’s fourth number one pick at UK.

Clayton Abernathy

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