The former Wisconsin Badger was in
Zucker said three other teams that watched Penney this past year said they would select the 6-foot-5, 218-pound shooting guard if he were available in the second round, although Zucker took those words with a grain of salt.
"It's great, but it means nothing until it's done because it doesn't cost anybody to give you a compliment," Zucker said.
Still, Penney appears to have answered some of questions about his game. He showed more athleticism than he was given credit for, and his 3/4-court dash was the fastest of anyone who played in the pre-draft camp.
According to Zucker, Penney's
final two workouts - in
If Penney isn't drafted, Zucker expects at least five teams to extend camp invitations soon after the draft concludes.
"He is ready to contribute right now. He is not a project or a question mark," Zucker said. "He could walk in right now in the right situation and contribute in the NBA."