USC guard Drew Peterson, who worked out with the Lakers over the weekend, has until Wednesday to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft.
“I’m willing as one of those guys to buy into whatever situation I need to be in, looking to help in any way I can,” Peterson said after his Lakers workout. “I want to be on a winning team and I want to be able to do whatever I can to help the team win.
“So a team that has experience with developing guys like me, Austin Reaves, (Alex) Caruso, stuff like that, it’s really enticing and hopefully I can put myself in a position to be able to do that and I’m gonna work my butt off to be in that position and it will pay off.”
Peterson said being able to work out for teams like the Lakers was something he always wanted to do.
“Obviously I dreamed of this as a kid but the biggest thing I’m looking to prove is my size and skill at my position,” he said. “Obviously the way the game is trending, it’s positionless basketball and I think I can bring a good dynamic as a 6-9 guard being able to handle, shoot, pass, rebound, anything a team needs. So I think that’s my biggest asset looking at the next level.”
USC guard Boogie Ellis also has until Wednesday to withdraw from the draft.