Lakers' pick at No. 2: Brandon Ingram, Duke forward

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Duke forward Brandon Ingram with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2016 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Player profile:


  • Age: 18 (freshman)

  • Height/weight: 6-foot-10, 196 pounds

  • 2015-16 stats: 17.3 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.0 APG



Chad Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 2: "I was really impressed with how his jumper was coming along. The transition from the college 3 to the NBA line is often challenging, but Ingram seems to be making the move effortlessly." More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 2: "So far, his wingspan hasn't translated into elite defensive performance in terms of box-score stats. Age does work in Ingram's favor, though: At 18, he's more than a year younger than [Ben] Simmons." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:


  • Athletic wing

  • Good shooter with deep range



Scouting report -- negatives:


  • Needs to add strength

  • Needs to improve his ball handling



Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):


  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 25 percent

  • Chances he'll be a starter: 24 percent

  • Chances he'll be a bench player: 26 percent

  • Chances he'll be a bust: 26 percent


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