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Former NMSU guard Zach Lofton auditions for Lakers

Former NMSU guard Zach Lofton was one of six players who took part in a pre-draft workout for the Los Angeles Lakers Monday at the UCLA Health Training Center.

The Lakers currently own the 25th pick in the first round and also have a second round pick (47th overall) at their disposal.

Lofton, who led the Aggies in scoring last season (20.1 ppg), was joined by five other former college players hoping to impress the Lakers.

In addition to Lofton, the Lakers auditioned the following players Monday: Matt Farrell (Guard, Notre Dame), Justin Johnson (Forward, Western Kentucky), Daxter Miles Jr. (Guard, West Virginia), Tyler Nelson (Guard, Fairfield), and Marcus Derrickson (Forward, Georgetown).

Lofton was a member of the WAC First Team last season – the only season in which he played for NMSU. He transferred to NMSU after being named the SWAC Player of the Year following his 2016-17 campaign at Texas Southern.

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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