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A Top NBA Draft Pick Is Refusing To Share Information With The Memphis Grizzlies

A general view of the Memphis Grizzlie's court.

MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 19: General view from the corner of the interior of the FedExForum prior to game one between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Portland Trailblazers in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on April 19, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

The 2018 NBA Draft is just two days away. On Thursday night, NBA teams will restock their shelves with a new crop of talent.

The best players from the college ranks, and some of those abroad, will make the transition to the NBA soon. One of names expected to be called early is Texas froward Mo Bamba.

He made headlines at the NBA combines when he recorded a 7-foot-10 wingspan. The star forward is seen as a lock to be selected in the lottery on Thursday night, and could to go top-five.

However, he apparently made it clear to one team that he doesn't wanted to be drafted by them. According to Draft Express, Bamba told the Memphis Grizzlies he would prefer not their pick.

The Grizzlies currently own the No. 4 pick in the draft.

Mo Bamba has been linked to several teams in the top five, but a recent mock draft from The Ringer has Bamba going No. 5 to the Dallas Mavericks.

It'll be interesting to see where Bamba lands after this report. Of course, it's not the first time a player has refused to go to the team that drafted him (see John Elway or Eli Manning).