As I wrote about a week ago, when Kyle Kuzma decided to remain in the Draft and hire an agent, that it may not have been the best decision for him, and he may prove me wrong. Kuzma has a very nice first day at the NBA Draft Combine on Thursday, as he was listed as one of the stand outs, especially in 5-on-5 play.
Kuzma had 20 points on 8 of 10 shooting, including 4 of 5 from 3 point range, to go along with 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. DraftExpress.com named Kuz as one of the stand outs, and said he could sneak into the first round. Although, it’s still looking like a round two pick for Kuzma, which I’m still not sold is good enough to leave school a year early.
Due to his performance, Kuzma isn’t participating in any 5 on 5 work today at the Combine, just interviews.
Here’s the excerpt from DraftExpress.com on Kuzma’s first day.
The 6' 9.5 Kuzma proved to be one of the most offensively talented prospects to play 5-on-5, as he showed how projectable his game is when he's knocking down shots with consistency (something he struggled with at times at Utah). Sporting a quick release with sound mechanics, Kuzma made four spot threes, knocked down a one-dribble pull up and looked really comfortable attacking off the bounce and finding teammates on the move. The Flint, Michigan native, who already decided to forego his senior season and sign with an agent, still needs to get make strides defensively, but he certainly helped his stock with his game-one performance and, if he can shoot it well enough in workouts, could hear his name called in the first half of the second round (or even potentially late first) pending his remaining workouts and interviews. - Source: http://www.draftexpress.com/article/nba-combine-competitive-action-recap-day-one-5928/ ©DraftExpress