Former University of Kentucky guard Devin Booker worked out for the Denver Nuggets on Friday.
It was one stop among many for him ahead of the NBA Draft on June 25. The majority of projections have Booker going in the lottery — among the first 14 picks — on draft night.
Booker is enjoying the pre-draft experience, according to a Q&A posted on the Denver Nuggets' website.
"Just the process in general, it's a once in a lifetime deal," Booker said. "Flying to a lot of NBA teams and meeting the entire staff. Having the chance to try out for the teams I've been watching play my whole life. Knowing that I'll be in the NBA next year is an unbelievable feeling."
Booker was asked about his experience playing "for arguably the best university in the nation."
He said: "I come from a small public school in Mississippi and to be a part of the biggest stage in college basketball, it provides a different outlook. I always knew I loved the game and I always wanted to be around it, but that really allowed me to get in touch with my love for it being around it all day every day ... it becomes a part of your life. The University of Kentucky is the best thing that's happened to me."
Aaron Harrison says he's capable of playing point guard in NBA
Aaron Harrison got some advice from brother Andrew before his workout with the Utah Jazz on Friday: Be ready for the final layup drill.
Utah's workout, which Andrew Harrison went through on May 24, includes a drill where each player has to make six full-court layups in 32 seconds.
"It was pretty tough. You got to get used to the altitude, definitely," Aaron Harrison said in an interview posted on the team's website.
He also talked about how he is trying to prove in his workouts that he can play the point guard position, in addition to shooting guard.
"I just wanted to show (that) a good basketball player can play some one, can handle the ball, get to the basket, score the ball in multiple ways," Harrison said.
This was his fifth workout so far.
"You just got to ... take care of your body. You get sore throughout this process," Harrison said of what he's learned so far. "Just enjoy it. It's everything you can dream of traveling and playing basketball every day. I'm enjoying it."
Cal on Towns vs. Okafor: 'Wow, it's a debate?'
Kentucky Coach John Calipari doesn't think there's any question that ex-Cat Karl-Anthony Towns should be the No.1 pick in the NBA Draft over Duke's Jahlil Okafor.
"Wow, it's a debate?," Calipari said, according to a report in the Star Tribune of Minneapolis.
It is widely thought that the Minnesota Timberwolves and Coach Flip Saunders are leaning toward taking Okafor at this point. But there's also speculation that Okafor would prefer to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, who have the No. 2 pick.
"The greatest thing for Minnesota if they choose to pick him is, he wants to be there," Calipari told the Star Tribune. "You can take either guy and maybe Jahlil feels the same way, I don't know. I just know Karl Towns, if they choose to take him, wants to be there."
Calipari also put Towns in the same company as fellow former Wildcats Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. He said all three have the potential to win the NBA's MVP award.
"Karl's body will catch up to him and in time all three of them will have a chance," he said. "They're all that good."