MiamiHerald / Lonnie Walker IV, so eager to begin his professional basketball career that he left the University of Miami after his freshman season, is in Chicago this week for the NBA Draft Combine and projected as a potential lottery pick – or somewhere just below.

He spent Tuesday and Wednesday interviewing with general managers, getting measured, taking medical exams and on Thursday was scheduled to be tested in vertical jump, bench press, sprints, and agility.

Asked how he feels about the draft process thus far, Walker summed it up in six words: “I feel like I’m in heaven.”

Reached by phone, Walker said he can hardly believe his lifelong dream is unfolding right before his eyes.


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