Report: Lakers plan to select Duke’s Brandon Ingram with No. 2 pick

Duke's Brandon Ingram (14) defends against Yale's Khaliq Ghani during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – According to ESPN, league sources informed them the Los Angeles Lakers plan to select Kinston-native and Duke product Brandon Ingram with the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft.

This comes 48 hours after ESPN confirmed a report the Philadelphia 76ers told Ben Simmons, former-LSU standout, that he would be selected as the no. 1 overall pick.

A draft watch party will be held for Ingram Thursday at the Woodmen Community Center in Kinston at 7 p.m.

Comparison between Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram.
Ben Simmons        Brandon Ingram
Age                       19                     18
Height                    6-10                  6-9
Weight                   240                   190
College                   LSU                  Duke
Position                  SF                    SF
Wingspan               7-0.25                7-3
Standing reach        9-0.5                  9-1.5
Points a game        19.2                   17.3
Rebounds game      11.8                   6.8
Assists a game       4.8                    2.0
FG percentage        56.0                  44.2
3-point percentage   33.3                  41.0

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