The Iranian-born basketball star made a huge splash on the Oregon sports scene last season. The 6′ 7″, 226-lb power forward helped the Ducks make a Sweet 16 push and played a big part in putting Oregon basketball on the national radar. After transferring from Rice University in Texas, Arsalan Kamezi’s time with the Ducks lasted just one season; ultimately his move to a bigger conference coupled with a stellar senior year also turned the heads of some NBA higher-ups.
With the NBA draft fast approaching, Kazemi and his Twitter account have been very busy. The NBA has a much smaller roster size per team at only 13 players, so making a strong, early impression is important. And Kazemi is hoping to do just that.
The power forward has already had multiple pre-draft workouts for a handful of NBA teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, and Orlando Magic. While there has been no official word from any team about Kazemi’s workouts, he appears to be excited for the opportunity to be on a few NBA courts and inside their locker rooms.
Check out the Oregon alum’s Twitter: @kazemiworld. Kazemi is very interactive with his fans and seems to be keeping an open mind about where his basketball career will take him next.
The other Ducks alum headed for the NBA is Oregon native E.J. Singler. Stay tuned to FishDuck for further insight about Singler, as we continue to provide you with all things Oregon sports.
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