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Aaron Torres Podcast Ep. 320: NBA Draft Preview – Interviews with Obi Toppin, Immanuel Quickley and more

It’s Tuesday and it’s a bonus edition of the Aaron Torres Podcast! With the NBA Draft on Wednesday, Aaron previews the event, then shares interviews with some of his favorite players in this year’s draft (most of which were recorded in the spring). Here is a full rundown of today’s show:

NBA Draft Preview: Aaron opens the show by previewing Wednesday’s NBA Draft (4:30). He explains why he believes that LaMelo Ball and Obi Toppin are the only players in the draft with star potential, and why he is selling on Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman. He also discusses why he’d rather have a pick in the 15-30 range, than in the 5-15 range.

Interviews with of the drafts biggest stars: Next up, Aaron re-runs interviews that he did in the spring with some of the draft’s biggest stars. Dayton’s Obi Toppin shares his incredible journey from high school player with zero scholarship offers to National Player of the Year (26:30) and Kentucky’s Immanuel Quickley re-lives his SEC Player of the Year season (55:00). Arkansas’s Mason Jones discusses the incredible story of how he went from over 300 lbs. and out of basketball to All-American (1:14:30) and Nevada’s Jalen Harris looks back on an incredible season at Nevada where he was one of college basketball’s top scores (1:48:30).

If you love college hoops, nothing will get you ready for the draft like this podcast.

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Article written by Aaron Torres

Aaron Torres is covering football and basketball for KSR this season after four years at Fox Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Aaron_Torres, Facebook or e-mail at [email protected] He is also the author of the only book written on the Calipari era, “One and Fun: A Behind the Scenes Look at John Calipari and the 2010 Kentucky Wildcats.”