Reno Gazette Journal
: Marcelus Kemp is close to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent said Tuesday.
Kemp, a former Nevada shooting guard, was not selected in the NBA draft last week.
"We haven't closed on a deal," agent John Grieg said. "We are essentially headed that route with the Lakers, but I really can't discuss it at the moment."
Grieg said a deal should be finalized in the next 10 days to two weeks.
"The Lakers have liked him and have been watching him for a while," Grieg said. "They're feeling fortunate to get him where they have, in a sense. He'll leave on Sunday to head to L.A. to begin his journey.
"He fits in with their kind of style. The triangle (offense) is a multipurpose guard format. I think he can fit in well with that."
Grieg said Kemp, who is from Seattle and did not immediately return a call seeking comment, made a strong impression on NBA teams.
"I think Marcelus has done an excellent job representing himself on a professional basis," he said. "That carries a lot of weight with teams. His maturity and poise as a sixth-year senior, that carries a lot of weight with them. He should be proud of that."
Kemp, a two-time first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection and 2008 NABC All-District honoree, ranked second in the WAC in scoring last season at 20 points per game. He is second on Nevada's all-time scoring list with 1,939 points, and he set the school record for 3-pointers made (227).