Josh Adams’ Stock Rises Leading Up to NBA Draft
Although you won't find his name on many of the national draft boards, there is an outside chance Josh Adams could hear his name called during the 2016 NBA Draft this Thursday.
The former University of Wyoming star, who finished third among all NCAA scorers in his senior season, has spent the past several months showcasing his skills for NBA teams.
Currently projected as the 68th best overall draft prospect by CBS, Adams could be an 'under the radar' second round selection for either the Denver Nuggets or Utah Jazz, who have the 56th and 60th overall picks.
Adams met with both the Nuggets and Jazz this month, who expressed interest in his athletic ability. The high flying shooting guard was also one of 64 players invited to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament scouting combine this spring and has conducted private workouts with 13 NBA teams.
Even if Adams goes undrafted this week, he will likely be signed to a free agent contract and is expected to play in the NBA's D-League this summer.
If Adams hears his name called Thursday night, he will be the second Wyoming prospect selected in as many years. In 2015, his former teammate Larry Nance, Jr. was a surprise first round pick by the Los Angeles Lakers and logged significant playing time during his rookie season.