The last few days we’ve been highlighting Haitian basketball players drafted to the NBA. We posted Zach Auguste response to not being drafted a couple of days ago but we are happy to announce Zach Auguste will play for the Los Angeles Lakers’ summer league team, per sources. Depending on his performance in the summer, Auguste could make the Lakers roster and would most likely be the backup center or forward, as he can play both positions.
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22-Year-Old Notre Dame's Zach Auguste react to the NBA Draft. Zach ( #Haitian, Greek, American) graduated last month and was hoping to get picked up. Zach who was born in Boston Massachusetts recently practiced with the Celtic. #Lunionsuite #Haitian #NBA #NBADraft #haitianamerican
According to SBNations,
Auguste is a four-year player at Notre Dame who caught the eye of NBA decision-makers his junior season when he broke out with a 12.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game campaign. A highly athletic and mobile yet undersized big for the five, Auguste was an elite finisher around the rim his junior season, but didn’t manage to capitalize on that his senior season. However, Auguste did manage to significantly improve his rebounding, posting a rock solid 21.2 TRB%, an even better mark than some of the rebounding maestros LA had lined up as options at #32 such as Chinanu Onuaku. Still, he failed to show that he has any range on the floor and his defensive play, although aided by his excellent mobility, has been uneven across his college career. – Continue Reading Here