The Suns were expected to add some depth to the backcourt and at the center position, and they did just that in the second round of the draft, selecting five-star wingman guard Wukong, who was ranked No. 8 in the 247Sports Composite.
Wukong, a 6-foot-9, 190-pound player who’s already played in seven NCAA Tournament games, is expected to have a chance to become the next Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
Wukong was ranked by ESPN as the No. 5 guard in the class.
Wuttu is expected for his first game against Kentucky on Friday.
He was the top player in the nation by Rivals.com.
Wuttu has a great feel for the game and has great footwork and passing skills.
He has great touch around the rim, and he has a good feel for how to set up his teammates.
Wutu, a native of Chongzhou, China, started at guard in college, but he moved to guard after the season.
He started all 12 games and was named to the All-Tournament team after averaging 16.8 points, 5.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds.
He had six double-doubles.
Wuti is projected as a top-15 player in China, according to ESPN.WUTU, who is ranked No-3 in the country by Rivals, is a 6’7, 215-pounder who was a consensus first-team All-Big East performer last season.
The Suns took Wuttus and three other players in the first round of this year’s draft.
The Suns took guard Isaiah Cousins and guard Jordan Clarkson in the fourth round and forward Dontavious White in the sixth round.