In preparation for the latest NBA Draft, scouts were focused on analyzing players coming out of college and foreign leagues. But they may have dropped the ball by not checking for Harlem's own Sheck Wes.
Hours before league commissioner Adam Silver took the stage, Sheck let his 1 million Instagram followers know that he had decided to declare: "all my life I always wanted to follow my passion for music and basketball. Playing basketball and going to play pro in the @nba is something that I always strived for. Tonight that dream comes true!"
He continued, "I want to thank the @nba for their hard work with the growing the game and every team that gave me an opportunity to work out and talk with them."
Well, not exactly. Unfortunately, Sheck wasn't scooped by any of the 30 NBA teams and remains a free agent. Yet he still had a fresh track and video cued up in "2020 DRAFT" to remind teams they "will regret this night."
The video starts with Sheck dressed as an old dude reminiscing on his glory days alongside an aged Zack Bia and transitions into him getting drafted and then training with a fictional squad called "Hell 2 Paradise," the possible title of his next album.
During the second verse, Sheck also pays homage to the 2006 Harlem classic "Chicken Noodle Soup" with the refrain, "I let it rain, I clear it out," and ad-libs like "Let's go!" and "Let's get it!"
In Sheck's defense for not making it to the league (yet), he's actually a pretty solid competitor on the court. Just take a look at this highlight of the 6'2" guard and his 7'0" wingspan easily throwing down a one-handed slam.
Don't be too shocked if franchises start calling him soon!