Draft Diaries: Kevon Looney


Dear (Draft) Diary,

This is my very first entry into the chronicling of my draft experience and my rookie season. Before I start talking about things and stuff, I want to say a few things about my-self:

  1. Hi, my name is Kevon Looney.
  2. I went to UCLA, which is in California if you didn’t know.
  3. It’s pronounced Keh-von, not Kevin.
  4. When I was little, I didn’t want to be an NBA player. I wanted to be a rapper. I wanted to call myself Looney Tunes.
  5. I am a great team-mate.

Bored with interviews and work-outs and combines, I wandered about the internets yester-day after meeting with the Dallas Mavericks. On it, I watched some funny cat videos, looked on Tumblr for funny cat memes, and I learned that the Siberian tigers can be white! Eventually, I decided to search my-self on Yahoo. Naturally, I stumbled onto some mock drafts, video high-lights and a few prospect profiles. I chose to spend more time on the mock drafts because I wanted to know where my team-mates would go.

I went to NBADraft.net instead of Chad Ford’s because it’s free and I make my own mock draft and get points on how well I do on it. Moreover, they have profiles on every-body expected to go in the first 40 picks or so, so I explored that. The website has been incredibly accurate over the years, comparing Kawhi Leonard to his virtual clone Luc Mbah a Moute (from UCLA!). My player comparison was the immortal Al-Farouq Aminu, a player who once guarded Kevin Durant so tighly that he missed a shot.

After finishing up looking up profiles, I finally made my mock draft. I had Carl Anthony Towns, Jalil Okafor and Emanuel Mudiay going 1-2-3. I know it’s pretty usual stuff, but Towns and Okafor seems like locks to go top two, and I feel like the 76ers have been fixated on Mudiay since he’s graduated high school. I also had my team-mate Norman Powell went 15th to the Hawks. I know it’s a reach, but he’s got potential to be the next Wayne Ellington!

I forgot to draft my-self.

I hope no one forgets to draft me.



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