Wenyen Gabriel is not the headliner of this class of Kentucky NBA Draft hopefuls. Many mock drafts don't even have him being selected. He definitely helped himself with one recent workout.
Gabriel, a 6-foot-9 forward who is thought of as a bit of a tweener at the next level, has a nice shooting stroke. He showed it off in a tough drill put on by the Los Angeles Lakers.
The "Lakers Mentality Drill" has players run up and down the court, firing off threes at either end for 90 seconds.
Gabriel put up an impressive 28 point during the drill. That reportedly ties a Lakers workout record.
According to a follow-up tweet, San Diego State's Trey Kell also scored 28. For comparison, Duke guard Grayson Allen scored 21 in late May, which is a solid number for the drill.
LiAngelo Ball also took part in the drill during his reportedly mediocre workout for his brother's team. He scored 15.
Wenyen Gabriel's decision to remain in the NBA Draft was a bit surprising.
As a sophomore, he was very much a role player for John Calipari's Wildcats. This past season, he averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
Gabriel did have some memorable performances down the stretch. In a late regular season game against Collin Sexton and Alabama, he went 7-for-7 from three-point range, scoring a career-high 23 points.
He had a solid 16-point, 12-rebound double-double in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against upstart Buffalo. He is definitely helping himself out during this pre-draft process.