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Does DaVonte Lacy have a chance to be drafted?

Will DaVonte Lacy hear his name called?

DaVonte Lacy hopes to hear his name called tonight.
DaVonte Lacy hopes to hear his name called tonight.
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DaVonte Lacy is one of the most accomplished basketball players in WSU history. He is both an All-Pac-12 first team selection and the Cougars all-time leader in three pointers made. He also finished as the fifth-leading scorer in the history of the school.

All which begs the question, will Lacy be selected in tonight's NBA draft? Reading the tea leaves, it doesn't appear so. Scouts seem to have issues with his defensive abilities and ball-handling skills according to Defense has become a big emphasis with NBA teams, so that could hurt his chances. Lacy does not have the size to be a NBA shooting guard so these are big limitations for him playing point guard. His best-case scenario might be coming off the bench in a Aaron Brooks/Flip Murray type role, using his above average scoring ability to give a second unit some offensive punch.

While it doesn't appear Lacy will selected tonight, he has a good chance to receive a summer league invite from some team to prove himself. Lacy has had pre-draft workouts with the Clippers, Warriors, Lakers and Wizards according to Center Jordan Railey has been invited to some workouts with the Trail Blazers per the Spokesman Review, so he could be in line for a summer league invite as well. And who knows, all it takes is one scout or team that really likes them in order to be selected in the second round.



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