The Wizards will bring in two players for workouts on Thursday, June 13. They are Keldon Johnson, a freshman forward from Kentucky and Cameron Lard, a redshirt sophomore forward from Iowa State.
Johnson is the most notable player in the group. He averaged 13.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in his lone season for the Wildcats where they advanced to the Elite Eight. Johnson is a decent scorer where he made 46.1 percent of his shots from the field and 38.1 percent of his threes. Take a look at highlights of his 22 point performance against Ole Miss on March 5 below:
Johnson is projected to be drafted in the first round, but he’s projected to fall past the lottery according to most sources, including NBC Sports Washington. Johnson is ranked the 17th best prospect according to Sports Illustrated’s player rankings.
So if the Wizards do pick Johnson ninth, they are probably reaching a little bit to get him.
Lard averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds a game in the 2018-19 season while playing exclusively in a reserve role. This wasn’t because of injuries, but rather a suspension that came from multiple legal issues, including alleged underage drinking and possessing drug paraphernalia. However, Lard’s best season was in 2017-18 as a freshman. He averaged 12.6 points and 8.1 rebounds for the Cyclones that year and also made 16 starts.