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2017 NBA Draft: Lakers to work out Dennis Smith, Jr. and other prospects Sunday

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NCAA Basketball: North Carolina State at Clemson Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers announced they plan to workout NC State guard Dennis Smith Jr. as part of their latest group evaluation session Sunday.

The team will also work out Wesley Alves da Silva of Brazil, Milton Doyle of Loyola, Jeremy Hollowell of Georgia State, Tyler Lydon of Syracuse and Matt Thomas of Iowa State.

As the seventh-best player in the draft according to DraftExpress, Smith is undoubtedly the most notable prospect in this session following a freshman campaign which saw him average 18.1 points and 6.2 assists per game.

Lydon (24th) and Alves da Silva (94th) are the only two members of this group on DraftExpress’ top-100 prospect list, with Lydon seemingly more likely to end up in purple and gold due to his stock falling right around the Lakers’ No. 28 pick and the fact that he shot 39.2 percent from 3-point range, an ability sorely needed in Los Angeles.

The NBA Draft will take place June 22.

Here is an updating list of every player the Lakers have worked out or met with. Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here, or listen to our latest episode below), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.