Former Shocker Cleanthony Early is making the rounds at NBA workouts. We are 16 days from the NBA Draft and it appears certain Cleanthony Early will end a Wichita State drought that stretches to 1987 and likely end one dating 1985. Henry Carr (1987, 7th round, Clippers) is the most recent Shocker drafted. Xavier McDaniel (1985, Seattle) is the last Shocker to go in the first round.
Where Early stands in mock drafts:
NBADraft.net – No. 18 to Phoenix DraftExpress – No. 34 to Dallas CBSSports.com – No. 17 to Boston, No. 20 to Toronto, No. 23 to Utah HoopsHype.com – No. 18 to Phoenix Not included in Yahoo.com’s mock. Cleveland Plain-Dealer – No. 23 to Utah CSNNE – No. 21 to Oklahoma City Arizona Republic: No. 21 to Oklahoma City
The Sporting News: NBA execs ask some weird questions.
Boston Herald: Ainge wonders if Early can move from power forward to small forward
NESN: Early knows why he goes to workouts – to prove he is the best.
48 Minutes of Hell: Early’s age may cap his upside.
Deseret News: Early fits Utah’s needs.
Valley of the Suns: What position does Early play?