Watch Lemar's Pre-Draft Workout Interview
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As the top talent in the Big West Conference last season, Brynton Lemar stepped up and delivered in clutch situations throughout the 2016-17 season, led UC Davis to its first Big West Tournament championship and shined in both of his team’s games played in the NCAA Tournament. The All-Big West first team selection’s outstanding play caught the attention of Sacramento Kings coaches and executives, which is why they invited the San Diego native to participate in their pre-draft workout.
Last season, Lemar led the league in total points, free throws, ranked second in three-pointers and third in points per game and field goals made. Lemar also joined an exclusive list when he became the 22nd UC Davis player to score 1,000 or more career points during the final weeks of league play.
Throughout the Aggies’ first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division I Tournament, Lemar averaged 16 points and helped his team collect its inaugural Division I postseason win when UC Davis defeated North Carolina Central in the First Four and advanced to the Midwest Regional First Round.
"I feel I know my role really well. I can shoot the ball, handle the ball, play off pick-and-roll," said Lemar."I can be that solid glue guy, night in and night out."
The Kings’ workout is the first event of an exciting month that lies ahead for Lemar. Other NBA teams have also expressed interest in the Big West’s leading scorer, which is why he continues work hard and remain in shape to take full advantage of opportunities like the one that took place at the team’s training center on Thursday.
"You never know what is going to happen, the best thing for me is to stay in shape and keep working hard," said Lemar.
In a few weeks, Lemar will graduate with a communication degree, and will begin pursuing a career in sports law once his professional basketball career concludes.
Said Lemar, "this is my time to shine and show everyone that I have what it takes to play at this level."
Central Coast road trip kicks-off at Cal Poly
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