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Bub Carrington to the Lakers? Another Mock Draft has Pitt Star Going High

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Former Pitt guard Bub Carrington’s NBA Draft stock has risen significantly since he stepped foot on Pitt’s campus nearly one year ago as a rookie.

Now, after one season with the Panthers, he is coming off of a strong performance at the NBA combine and is currently working out for NBA teams all over the country. While teams are busy getting a first-hand look at Carrington, scouts and draft analysts have been working hard to predict how this year’s draft will look.

On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports’ Krysten Peek released her updated mock draft, with Carrington going in the first round.

Peek has Carrington going No. 17 overall to the Los Angeles Lakers. 

“Carrington is a player a lot of teams left the combine high on with how well he interviewed and tested during the agility and shooting drills. The Lakers will most likely take Bronny James in the second round but will be looking for a true point guard who can bring a spark and possibly be used in a deal for veteran help.”

It was a highly successful freshman season for Carrington, as he averaged 13.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, on 41/32/79 shooting splits. The Baltimore native emerged as one of the top true freshmen in college basketball.

Carrington scored in double digits 22 times this past season, including four performances of 20 plus points, and he is the only freshman in college basketball who is averaging 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. 15 freshmen have hit that mark since 1992-93, and 10 of those players became first-round NBA Draft picks.

See Peek’s full mock draft here.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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rich johnson
rich johnson
18 days ago

The Lakers just drafted a point guard last year in Schifino, you guys throw darts at a board and see what sticks.

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