Over the weekend, it was revealed the Bucks would host workouts with each of the 2014 NBA Draft’s “Big Three” prospects.
But while Wiggins, Embiid and Parker dominate the headlines, Milwaukee will squeeze in a workout with another intriguing prospect: LSU big man Johnny O’Bryant.
A big-bodied forward who does most of his work in the post, the 6-9 O’Bryant averaged 15.4 points and 7.7 rebounds as a junior last season. He shot 49.6 percent from the field and 63.4 percent from the line (up from 59.6 percent as a sophomore). The former McDonald’s All-American lacks elite explosion and is only an average finisher, but with further conditioning – O’Bryant has lost more than 20 pounds since arriving in Baton Rouge – he could be a steal in the second round.
The Bucks are reported to be holding separate workouts for each of the Big Three – presumably taking up three days – so it’s possible O’Bryant could take part in one of those if the team opts to make it a group session (not likely). If that’s not the case (more likely), Milwaukee will probably recruit a few more second round prospects to participate alongside O’Bryant on Friday.
It was remarkably difficult to find any highlights of O’Bryant in action. Seems a little suspicious, don’t you think? Big-time recruit, major conference school, plenty of exposure…
This interview from the NBA Draft Combine (courtesy of DraftExpress) will have to suffice.