Manek headed to G League Elite Camp

By R.L. Bynum

Brady Manek, who was a big reason that North Carolina made a run to the Final Four, is one of 44 NBA Draft prospects who will attend the NBA G League Elite Camp on May 16 and 17 in Chicago.

Manek, a 6–10, 230-pound forward, will get the chance to show off his skills in front of NBA and G League scouts, coaches and front-office executives through five-on-five games and strength and agility drills.

The projection on nbadraft.net has the Minnesota Timberwolves picking Manek in the second round as the 48th overall selection.

NBA players that have participated in this camp include New Orleans Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado, Indiana Pacers forward Oshae Brissett, Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann and Miami Heat guard Max Strus.

Other ACC players at the camp will be Virginia Tech’s Keve Aluma, Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim, Georgia Tech’s Michael Devoe and Miami’s Kameron McGusty.

Manek, who played at UNC as a graduate student after four seasons at Oklahoma, set career-highs last season with 15.1 points per game, 589 points, 219 field goals, 98 3-pointers, 40.3% 3-point shooting, 58 offensive rebounds, 237 total rebounds and 70 assists.

He was honorable-mention All-ACC and became the fifth Tar Heel in program history to score at least 26 points in consecutive NCAA tournament games with 28 against Marquette and 26 against Baylor.

His 113 points in the NCAA tournament tied Caleb Love for the most points by a Tar Heel in the event in program history.

The Tar Heels were 25–6 when Manek scored in double figures and 20–5 when he made multiple 3-pointers.

Photo via @UNC_Basketball

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