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Jo Lual-Acuil Works Out with Lakers

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He’s getting work outs

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Baylor Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Former Baylor Bear and All-Big 12 defender Jo Lual-Acuil worked out with the Los Angeles Lakers today.

I made this video after his junior year that showcased some of his skills and weaknesses:

My guess is that NBA teams are going to hope Lual-Acuil can nail some threes in these work outs. In the modern league, making triples is essential. He flashed that sometimes, but he didn’t take too many at Baylor. If he looks capable from distance, he has a shot to be a late pick.

Either way, he should easily be on a summer league team. Despite being relatively old for an NBA rookie (24), he runs the floor well, can block from the strong or weak-side and sets quality screens. Those are valuable skills.