As the 2015 NBA Draft approaches, many people believe that the No. 1 overall pick will come down to either Duke’s Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns of Kentucky.
However, there is another player who is generating plenty of hype as he shoots up draft boards in the final weeks before the draft takes place.
Enter Kristaps Porzingis, a 19-year-old power forward from Latvia who stands seven-foot tall.
After a recent workout in Las Vegas, Porzingis had scouts buzzing and one man was so impressed with the big man that he said the Latvian is the best player in the 2015 draft class.
Porzingis was VERY impressive in workout. A scout called him the best player in the draft "He's better than Karl Towns," said the scout.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) June 12, 2015
While there is no denying Porzingis is flying up boards and will likely be selected within the top five picks, it seems highly unlikely that he would be able to surpass Okafor and Towns at the top of team’s draft boards.
However, don’t be surprised if a team like the New York Knicks ends up drafting Porzingis because of his fit in the triangle offense.
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