The Los Angeles Lakers announced the next set of players that will be working out for the team on Sunday morning, a group that includes Kenrich Williams of Texas Christian University, Alize Johnson of Missouri State, Terry Larrier of Connecticut, Thomas Wilder of Western Michigan, Jared Terrell of Rhode Island and Moritz Wagner of Michigan.
The stand out among Sunday’s slate of players is Wagner, who is ranked No. 35 in Jonathan Givony of ESPN’s top 100 prospects for the 2018 NBA draft.
The 6-foot-11 junior out of Michigan did himself a favor by returning for one more season with the Wolverines, where he had his best individual season of his collegiate career. In 39 games for Michigan, Wagner averaged 14.6 points while draining 39.4 percent of his 160 total 3-point attempts. He also averaged a career-high 7.1 rebounds per game, including 5.7 defensive rebounds per game.
With Brook Lopez set to hit unrestricted free agency this summer and Ivica Zubac and Thomas Bryant still a few years away from contributing meaningful minutes, Wagner could be an option with the Lakers’ first-round pick. However, the German big man might be a reach at No. 25 overall with most mock drafts having him projected to go in the mid-30s.
Other notable player that will be at the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo on Sunday is Johnson, however, he is more likely to be someone the Lakers extend a Summer League invite to after the draft.
We’ll have the latest updates for you here on Silver Screen and Roll as the Lakers continue their search for the next late-draft gem.
All stats courtesy of sports-reference.com/cbb.
An earlier version of this story stated that Kevin Hervey of Texas-Arlington was going to be part of the workout on Sunday. The story has been updated to reflect the new list released by the Lakers which can be found here.