It’s officially draft season in the NBA. The league held the annual draft lottery Tuesday night, which set the draft order. Additionally, this week, 76 players are participating in Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine 2022, scheduled for May 18-20 at Wintrust Arena and Marriott Marquis in Chicago.
Since their playoff loss to the Miami Heat a few weeks ago, the Atlanta Hawks have focused their full attention on the upcoming 2022 NBA draft. The organization has two picks (16th and 44th overall) in the draft of the next month and has already hosted six in-person workouts with 36 prospects.
As you can see in the tweet above, the Hawks were one of nine teams that met Dyson Daniels today at the combine. Although the team has yet to welcome Daniels in for an in-person practice, they are rightfully interested in the young prospect.
At 6’8″, 200 pounds, the versatile wing brings many intangible qualities that every NBA team looks for in a player. The native Australian skipped college and signed with the NBA G League Ignite where he has played 15 games this season and averaged 11.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
Prior to entering the G League, Daniels played at the NBA Global Academy, an elite basketball training facility at the Basketball Australia Center of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Australia. . He represented Australia at the FIBA U19 World Cup in July. Daniels also participated in the FIBA U15 Oceania Championships and joined the Australian Senior National Team in the FIBA competition in February 2021. Additionally, he participated in the NBA Academy Games 2019, matches standout of the NBA G League Winter Showcase 2019 and at Torneo Junior Ciutat 2020. de L’Hospitalet in Barcelona, Spain.
A lucky NBA team will land this exciting player. The Hawks are definitely one of the many teams that need size and athleticism. Stay locked in AllHawks.com for breaking news, highlights and analysis.
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