French prospect Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will place his name in the 2015 NBA Draft as an early entry player, sources told RealGM.
Luwawu is projected as an early second round pick in the 2016 NBA draft and has auto-eligibility in 2017, but the 19-year-old will gauge his stock for this June. At 6-foot-6, he has worked to polish his shooting range and improve his body and athleticism.
Luwawu has played in France throughout his basketball career. His agent, Herman Manakyan, also has two draft-eligible players in Mouhammadou Jaiteh (JSF Nanterre) and Yannis Morin (Cholet Basket).
Jaiteh — a French All-Star in his two seasons in the ProA league — has received a feedback range between picks No. 20 and No. 40. Despite being on the draft radar for years, Jaiteh remains only 20 years old.
Morin, a 6-foot-10 center, is auto-eligible and will be a candidate to be drafted late in the second round and stashed overseas. He participated in the adidas Eurocamp last June, when NBA personnel scouted talent featuring Dario Saric and Jusuf Nurkic.