Ivica Zubac was officially introduced today at the Lakers’ facility. The Lakers selected the 19-year-old center out of Croatia with their 32nd pick in this year’s draft. Zubac is a big center at 7 foot and 265 pounds. According to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report, Zubac was ranked much higher on the Lakers’ draft board than where he was eventually taken:
The Lakers also hope they added a true big man to that young crew Thursday in 7’0″ Croatian center Ivica Zubac, 19. The team saw him as a lottery talent and pegged him to go in the top 20 before landing him at No. 32
Today, the Lakers officially signed Zubac to contract offer.
Zubac had first-round talent but fell to the second round. The Lakers will give him a couple of years to prove himself to them. He grew up a huge Lakers fan; this must be a great day for him.
He already looks great in the purple and gold