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2022 NBA Draft Preview: Combine And Workout Stars And Risers | SLAM

2022 NBA Draft Preview: Combine And Workout Stars And Risers | SLAM

With the NBA offseason now in full swing, the first stop is the 2022 NBA draft. This year’s draft class is stacked—from dynamic scorers to defensive aces, this year’s future rookie squad has it all.With the draft taking place tonight, we’re giving you a preview of the players you need to know.

Here are the players who made the most of the NBA Combine and offseason workouts. Let’s get it.

Kenneth Lofton Jr.

If you didn’t know Kenneth Lofton Jr.’s name before the NBA Draft Combine, you certainly knew it after.

A 6-7, 275 lb. big man with the strength to dominate down low and the agility to score off the bounce, Lofton Jr. is among the most unique and intriguing players of the 2022 class.

He put out a show at the G League Elite Camp, finishing the scrimmages averaging 13 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in front of NBA scouts and team personnel May. The big man showcases the ability to run in transition and bully his way to a bucket in the paint. But for those who watched Lofton Jr. play at Louisiana Tech, his performance at the Combine was no surprise.

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The 2022 first-team All-Conference USA selection averaged 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.2 steals per game last season on 53.9 percent shooting from the field, making him one of college basketball’s top mid-major players and one of the best-kept secrets in the country.

Lofton Jr. played well enough to earn an invitation to the Chicago combine. He tends to play well when the lights are brightest, performing just as well while representing the United States in the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup. The Texas native averaged 13.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game on 64.0% shooting from the field in seven games, helping the U.S. win Gold in Latvia.

He scored 16 points—15 of which came in the second…

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