NBA Draft looms, Lacy's thoughts with Elson

DaVONTE LACY WILL be tuning in for the NBA Draft on Thursday to see if his name gets called. Whether that happens or not, the next few weeks figure to be huge when it comes to determining his basketball future. Still, when we talked to him less than 48 hours before the draft, he seemed most interested in talking about Elson Floyd, who lost his battle with cancer on Saturday.

"I do want to say something about President Floyd," Lacy said. "My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, especially Mrs. Floyd. Me and her have a good relationship, she invited me over for dinner several times. (The basketball team) interacted with president Floyd. He was just a good man... he cared so much about all the students at Washington State."

As for Thursday's NBA draft, Lacy and his agent, Mitch Butler with Rival Sports Group, are taking a wait and see approach.

"Being realistic, if it happens it would be late second round. But if not we're going to try to get on a summer league team and get that opportunity," said Lacy.

Lacy has had auditions with four NBA teams.

"I went to the Clippers, Warriors and the Lakers and then I worked out for the Wizards in Las Vegas," said Lacy. "So I’m just waiting to see if my name gets called, where I’d be in summer league... that’s what I’m banking on for the next couple weeks and months."

Lacy said his workout with Golden State was the day after the first game of the NBA Finals. He saw a familiar face while there in former WSU star Klay Thompson.

"He came in and said 'What's up?!' and we talked for a little bit," said Lacy. "It was the during the Finals so I'm sure he wanted to go home to rest."

The NBA summer league consists of three separate entities: the Orlando Pro Summer League, the Utah Jazz Summer League and the Las Vegas Summer League. Orlando runs from July 4-10, Utah from July 6-9 and Las Vegas from July 10-20.

If Lacy doesn't hook on with an NBA team, he might be headed overseas.

"Other options are being explored because you have to cover all your bases... I'm open to playing over there," said Lacy.

NOTABLE NOTE:
Lacy finished his WSU career as the No. 5 scorer in school history with 1,548 points. He also is WSU’s all-time career 3-point leader with 249, passing Thompson this past season (242, 2009-11). Lacy was named first team All-Pac-12 his senior campaign and led the Cougars in scoring each of his final two seasons.


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