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NBA Draft 2024: Top 3 options for Los Angeles Lakers with the 17th overall pick

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3. PG/SG, Jared McCain, Duke 

If you want a charismatic two-way guard who has the ability to space the floor, command an offense, and hit timely and open shots, Jared McCain is your guy. McCain adds a very efficient offensive skill set. During his freshman season for the Duke Blue Devils, McCain never shied away from the moment. 

McCain averaged 14.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.9 assists on 46.2% shooting from the field and 41.4% from three. Some of his biggest games came in the NCAA Tournament. Scoring 32 points against NC State in the Elite 8 and 30 points against James Madison in the Round of 32. 

He could make an instant impact on the Lakers roster and could be well within the area where the Lakers pick on June 27th. He is currently projected to go right around the edge of the lottery.