Congolese Emmanuel Mudiay remains a potential top pick with jut two days to go before the 2015 NBA draft.
The 19-year-old point guard, who signed with the Southern Methodist University but opted to play professional in China this past season, has been invited for a second workout with the Los Angeles Lakers, and is part of the 19-player list who will sit in the green room during the draft ceremony.
This year’s draft will be held on Thursday, 25 June at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.
Considering his potential, Mudiay remains a prospect top-10 selection, and could end up at Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets or the Miami Heat.
If Mudiay is selected by the Orlando Magic as observers suggest, he could line-up along Nigerian-American Victor Oladipo, forming an electrifying backcourt.
The 6-feet-6 guard Mudiay, who is often compared to Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook given his athleticism and ball handling, averaged 22.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.5 assists in the Chinese league although he has played only 12 games due to an ankle injury.
In meantime, former Duke University standout Jahlil Okafor who is Nigerian descent, is tipped for No 1 pick in the 2015 NBA draft.