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NBA Draft 2024: Top 3 options for Los Angeles Lakers with 56th pick in the 2nd round

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2. SF, Harrison Ingram, North Carolina 

 Harrison Ingram had an interesting collegiate career and fits the current state of the NBA. A 6-foot-7, 235-pound forward who has the ability to stretch the floor, shoot the three, cut, screen, and be effective defensively. Ingram spent his first two years of his college basketball career at Stanford, where he had nearly identical seasons production-wise, averaging 10.5 points in both seasons. 

Then, as a junior, he decided to transfer to North Carolina, where he was a starting forward and, to say the least, an effective one. Ingram averaged 12.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.4 steals while being one of North Carolina’s best defensive players. Ingram could improve at the free throw line, where he has struggled throughout his three collegiate seasons, shooting just under 67% in all three years. 

However, he could provide a stretch forward off the bench for the Lakers, as well as develop into a young piece for the future with his ability to play both sides of the ball.