According to a report, the three top prospects for the NBA Draft will be in Milwaukee this week to work out for the Milwaukee Bucks, who hold the No. 2 overall pick.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Jabari Parker of Duke and Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins of Kansas will be at the team’s training facility. For Parker and Embiid, it will be their first workouts for the Bucks, although scouts for the club did see both of them at a workout in California last month.
That comes on the heels of the visit by Australian guard Dante Exum on Saturday. The session with the 6-foot-6 point guard is said to have gone well.
Parker, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward from Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy, was a first-team All-American and won the Wayman Tisdale Award as the nation’s top freshman after averaging 19.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 assists in 30.7 minutes a game for Duke, which went 26-9 and was shocked by 14th-seeded Mercer in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Parker shot .473/.358/.748 and is considered by most scouts to be the most NBA-ready prospect in the draft.
Embiid, a 7-foot, 250-pound center from Cameroon who played high school ball at The Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year despite an injury-shortened season. He missed the Jayhawks’ Feb. 15 win over TCU and did not play in any of Kansas’ final six games, which included the Big 12 tournament and the NCAA tournament.
Embiid averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 1.4 assists in 23.1 minutes in the 28 games he played, shooting .626/.200/.685.
Wiggins, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound guard from Vaughan, Ontario, who played at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep and came into last season considered the consensus No. 1 overall selection in this draft, was a second-team All-American and the Big 12 Freshman of the Year, but showed signs of inconsistency at times.
He averaged 17.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.2 steals and a block in 32.8 minutes per game, shooting .448/.341/.775.
He took a lot of criticism after going 1-for-6 and scoring only four points in Kansas’ 60-57 upset loss to Stanford in the third round of the NCAA tournament and some believe he has been passed by Embiid and perhaps even by Parker in many draft boards.