Cal's Jerome Randle and St. Mary's Omar Samhan Going In the Late 2nd Round?

The Los Angeles Lakers who hold two late first round picks (No. 43 and No. 58) and are said to be intrigued by Jerome Randle’s skill-set. If Jordan Farmer isn’t the heir to Derek Fisher’s throne, then will it be Randle, who like Fisher is a bit undersized but is also a lefty with deep range?

Both Randle and Samhan worked out for the Dallas Mavericks, who hold the No. 50 pick in the draft. Here’s what ESPN Dallas/Forth Worth had to say about them:

Omar Samhan, 6-11, 265, Saint Mary’s
Notes: A traditional center with post moves and scoring touch, he averaged 22.5 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.9 blocks a game as a senior. His goofy, magnetic personality helped him become a national sensation during the NCAA tournament after averaging 30.5 points on 75 percent shooting in the first two rounds to get the Cinderella Gaels into the Sweet 16.

Jerome Randle, 5-10, 160, California
Notes: The point guard averaged 18.6 points and 4.3 assists as a senior. While short in stature, Randle is an excellent jump shooter and was adept at hitting contested jumpers. He drained 40.4 percent of this 3-point attempts and shot 45.7 percent from the floor. He averaged 35.0 minutes a game. Randle is considered a sleeper by some.

I could see a slow, prodding but skillful center like Samhan replacing the Mav’s ultra-stiffs DaSagana Diop and Erick Dampier in the post. Personality alone, Samhan already makes those two seem irrelevant.

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