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Canadian point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander could be a top-10 pick in NBA draft

When Shai Gilgeous-Alexander walked into a basketball club in Grade 8 with big feet and long arms that he hadn’t yet grown into, his coaches couldn’t predict that at 19, he would be a coveted NBA draft prospect and could overnight become one of Hamilton’s most famous athletes.

The Hamilton native is a freshman at the University of Kentucky playing point guard  — and now he’s 6-6 with a 6-11 wingspan. He’s projected to be among the top picks in Thursday’s NBA draft.

“I didn’t think anything different other than the kid has a nice gentle spirit about him,” said Dwayne Washington, who taught and coached Gilgeous-Alexander both at …
CBC | NBA News

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