Billy Preston , could be the steal of this draft after the lotto picks
You would use our 1st round pick on a player, who hit the curb, suspended first game for missing class, and practice/curfew and academically behind? Not to mention, not only did he linger on the bench, he never played, opting to go straight to Bosnia. Oh by the way, he got injured 3 games into, and instead left Bosnia to come back to the US, and then AVOIDED the draft combine.
Hard. Hard. Hard pass.
He picked a school, sure, opting for a perennial powerhouse in Kansas ... he just never played for them.
After being involved in a single-car accident before Kansas’ second game of the 2017-2018 season (he was also suspended for the season-opener for missing curfew and class), Preston became the target of an NCAA investigation surrounding the financials of his car. Preston, who was expected to start for a Jayhawks team that ultimately made the Final Four, instead lingered on the bench, awaiting the clearance to play.
It never came.
So in January, the 20-year-old Preston made a choice that months earlier would have been unthinkable: to leave Kansas without ever playing a game, and move overseas to play professionally in Bosnia. There he’d train for the NBA Draft ... only that also didn’t go according to plan.
Preston played just three games in Bosnia before injuring his shoulder and returning to the United States. He still earned an NBA combine invitation, only to not participate on the guidance of his agent. Meaning ...