Kemba Walker worked out for his last NBA team Wednesday, in advance of next week's draft. Except this time, he wasn't the only story on the court, just part of it. Walker joined five other players, most notably Jimmer Fredette, to go through the paces for the Utah Jazz, a team often mentioned in mock drafts as a likely destination for the other "best college player in the nation."
But this was as much about Fredette's appearance in Salt Lake City as it was about the match-up between him and Walker. According to reports, the players went head-to-head, something they never got to do in their college careers.
"It was good -- we were going at each other," Fredette said afterwards. "I thought it went very, very well. I played my game, scored … well, and played really good defense. So we'll just keep it at that."
"He looked good, he looked stronger, he looked faster and he still got his jump shot," Walker added. "Me and Jimmer are good friends over the course of the year -- over the summer we played together on the USA Select team and we got to know each other, but me and him are on the court we're trying to guard each other. You know, [we're not] friends on the court."
The mock-draft consensus seems to be that Walker could go as early as No. 5 to the Raptors, while Fredette should be on the board when the Jazz select at No. 12. But to hear the Salt Lake City media tell it, there's a chance Fredette could be taken before Walker. Which, despite the mock drafts, is a distinct possibility. We'll just have to wait until next Thursday night to find out.