Age: 21 (Sophomore) Draft Range (Compilation of 6 Draft Express, ESPN, CBSSports, and NBADraftNet mock drafts):High: 27
Mock Drafts Projecting to Grizzlies: 0/6 Take him: The Grizzlies will likely need to replace backup center Kosta Koufos, who is about to get paid in free agency. Upshaw has a ton of upside, and is an athletic center who can block shots and play a bit in the pick and roll. Longest wingspan at combine (7-foot-5).
Don't take him: Upshaw has been kicked out of both colleges he's gone to (Fresno State, Washington), for various vague team rules violations. He has issues with his motor, and almost no offensive game outside of dunking and rim rolling.Notes: Upshaw has not worked out with the Grizzlies. He was projected to Memphis in early mock drafts, but has been moved around on boards since. He was leading the nation in blocks per game before getting kicked off Washington. Had a heart issue looked at during the NBA combine, according to DraftExpress.
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