10.14.20 | News
NBA Draft brings hope to many COP alum
With the NBA championship trophy back in Lakerland, the rest of the league is making plans on how to topple the kings, and that includes making the right picks in November’s draft. With the draft pushed back five months from its original June date, many players have been working out to get ready for November’s big day and the hopes of becoming the next big hoop star. As has come to be expected, many COP alum will likely be among the top picks when Commissioner Adam Silver takes to the podium. Here are just a few of the names (as of the writing of this article) to keep an eye open for, where they are expected to be picked, and who they played for at COP:
2. LaMelo Ball – Chino Hills HS, Chino Hills, Calif.
3. James Wiseman – Memphis East HS, Memphis, Tenn.5
5. Onyeka Onkongwu – Chino Hills HS, Chino Hills, Calif.
7. Isaac Okoro – McEachern HS, Powder Springs, Ga.
10. Precious Achiuwa – Memphis East HS, Memphis, Tenn.
14. Cole Anthony – Archbishop Molloy, Briarwood, NY; Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Va.
22. Josh Green – IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
31. Udoka Azubuike – Potter’s House, Jacksonville, Fla.
32. Vernon Carey, Jr. – University School Davie, Fla.
37. Payton Pritchard – West Linn HS, West Linn, Ore.
58. Nick Richards – Patrick School, Elizabeth, N.J.