Lakers have less hype for Friday’s pre-draft workouts

The commotion and hype surrounding the Lakers’ pre-draft workout with Lonzo Ball on Wednesday far outweighed the commotion and hype for the team’s workouts Friday.

Some 50 media members were at the Lakers’ training facility when Ball was on display for his solo workout. The former UCLA guard is, after all, pegged to go second to the Lakers during the June 22 NBA draft.

There were about 10 people from the press at Friday’s workout. The six players at the workout are considered late first-round players, or second-round talents.

Both Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka didn’t attend the workouts. But Lakers coach Luke Walton and his staff were there.

Semi Ojeleye spent three years in college, the first two at Duke and last season at Southern Methodist University. The 6-foot-7 small forward earned his degree in psychology.

He averaged 18.9 points per game and 6.8 rebounds at SMU, earning him the American Athletic Conference player of the year award.