According to Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski and numerous sources, Joel Embiid will announce his decision to declare for the NBA draft during Wednesday’s press conference. Many mock drafts, including DraftExpress, have Joel Embiid going first or second in the 2014 NBA Draft.
The 7-foot Cameroon giant has drastically developed his basketball skills during his time at Kansas. Embiid first picked up a basketball only three years ago, which goes to show his true potential.
As of right now, the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic are the top three favorites to win the No. 1 pick. Many teams are blown away by Embiid’s impact on the defensive end. NBADraft.net has compared the youngster to Tim Duncan and Hakeem Olajuwon. The well known NBA Draft website says Embiid has an “exceptionally high ceiling.” Critics also compliment Embiid’s body control and lateral movement. His low post game is solid, but his defense is even more impressive.