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Lakers Draft Prospects Light up March Madness

The Lakers did not play today, but some potential future Lakers did.

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The Lakers will be watching the NBA playoffs from home, but their front office is probably having a great time watching the NCAA tournament while looking for the teams' consolation prize.

To start things off bright and early in the morning, our Silver Screen and Roll Draft Board's number five prospect, Willie Cauley-Stein, nearly killed two two Cincinnati Bearcats:

Look at the camera guy zoom in on Cauley-Stein's poor victim! That is how you know it was bad.

But the real star of the day (at least from a vine-able highlights perspective), was Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell, our writer's number 4 prospect. First, he set Twitter ablaze with this quote from earlier in the week, but relayed on the broadcast by sideline reporter Rachel Nichols:

While that notion was proven somewhat misguided by Russell only converting 3 of his 19 shots on the day, you have to admire the kid's confidence.

The other thing you have to admire? His no-look passes:

If that's not your style, Russell also has the off the catch pocket pass in his arsenal:

How about splitting two defenders to hit a cutter in stride for the dunk?

Russell may not have shot a great or even average percentage, but dimes like these (6 in the contest) and leading his team in rebounds with 7, show that he is a real prospect who is able to affect the game not only with his scoring, potentially a steal at picks 3 or 4.

Who has caught your eye during the Madness? Which one of these two would you rather have on the Lakers? Let us know in the comments below.