DraftExpress.com, the industry leader in projections regarding the NBA Draft, came out with its updated mock draft following the 2017 NBA Combine on Friday.
Former Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon dropped one spot to No. 26 overall, where the Portland Trailblazers are projected to take him.
Lydon is being projected to go anywhere from 13th overall to somewhere in the second round. Virtually everyone has a different view of Lydon’s game and what he can potentially accomplish at the next level.
His sophomore year at Syracuse wasn’t what most anticipated it would be. He struggled mightily offensively at times, and periodically lacked confidence with the ball in his hands. He was one of SU’s go-to scorers, along with Andrew White, which is something he wasn’t asked to do during his freshman year.
During that Final Four run his freshman season, Lydon was the fourth scorer on the team behind Malachi Richardson, Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney.
Lydon did, however, show what he was capable of with career-high 29-point performance against Georgetown on Pearl Washington Day at the Carrier Dome.
He failed to reach double-figures in 11-of-34 games, and the Orange were upset by Ole Miss in the second round of the NIT at home.
Lydon will workout for the Bulls next week, according to 670 The Score in Chicago. The Bulls have one first-round selection in next month’s NBA Draft.