Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace talks about Doncic, Porter, Mykahailiuk and Maten after pre-draft workout


The Memphis Grizzlies hosted six players who could be in play for the 32nd overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft on Monday, June 11. Among the prospects:

  • Elijah Bryant (BYU),
  • Demetrius Denzel-Dyson (Sanford),
  • Donte Ingram (Loyola(IL)),
  • Yante Maten, (Georgia),
  • Terrell Miller (Murray State),
  • Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Kansas)

GM Chris Wallace openly stated an admiration for Mykhailiuk, who averaged 14.6 points per game for Kansas during an NCAA Final Four run this season.

“The highlight guy is Mykhailiuk,” Wallace said. “Tremendous shooter, very well conditioned so he’s someone that was very impressive.”

Wallace was also complimentary of Maten, the former SEC player of the year. Wallace called him one of the best players in the SEC and said his workout proved why that was the case.

Wallace also said that projected lottery pick Michael Porter Jr. hosted a private workout for lottery teams last week and will host another this week. Porter, a high school standout who was injured during his lone season at Missouri, could go in the top five — assuming his medical report doesn’t scare teams away.

The Grizzlies hold the No. 4 pick and the No. 32 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, which takes place on Thursday, June 21.