Jamaican Basketballers Kofi Cockburn and Josh Minott Received Optimistic Reviews
Jamaican basketballers Kofi Cockburn and Josh Minott received optimistic critiques on their displays and their opportunities to achieve their NBA dreams next month. This comes with the National Basketball Association (NBA) coalesce being completed.
The week-long combine which ended on Sunday saw Minott and Cockburn take part in it. This gave teams a chance to assess their talents before the NBA Draft which is held in late June in Brooklyn, New York.
According to several mock drafts, Cockburn who finished his college career with the University of Illinois at the centre position was not expected not be enlisted.
Be that as it may, an article by Athletic writers John Hollinger and Sam Vecenie suggested Cockburn has an opportunity to be chosen in the second round with teams in search of size.
Cockburn secured 15 points and 12 rebounds in two scrimmage games. His best game was on last Friday when he got 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Cockburn revealed in a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune that his defensive skill in a role that now needs technique in the mid-range shooting game is the most important thing that he needs to showcase.
Cockburn has lately been working out at the Atlanta Hawks as he continues preparing for the draft.
In the meantime, Minott who is from Florida had 6 rebounds and 7 points in his first scrimmage game. Bleacher Reporter writer Jonathan Wasserman positioned him 46 out of the top 50 candidates after the draft.
He said that even though he had raw talent, he still had to take time and perfect his skill.
According to American publication Sports Illustrated, he was projected to be selected by the New Orleans Pelicans as the 41st pick. At the same time, Cockburn was expected to be the 57th pick of the Portland Trailblazers.