Former Los Alamos basketball star Alex Kirk did not hear his name get called during Thursday night’s NBA draft.
Kirk, the 7-footer who graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2010 and from the University of New Mexico last spring, was hoping to be picked up by a NBA squad during Thursday’s two-round draft, but he was not selected with any of the 60 picks.
Kirk had high hopes of getting the nod after working out for 14 total teams and having phone interviews with four others he couldn’t fit into his schedule.
Despite not getting selected in the draft, Kirk still has plans to attend NBA summer workouts, scheduled for mid-July, a move he likely would’ve had to make had he been picked in the second round, anyway.
Prior to Thursday’s draft, Kirk returned to Los Alamos from his final workout destination, Houston. He said he was going to take some time off to unwind before getting back to work.
He said prior to the summer workouts and the NBA preseason workouts, which will be in October, he wants to get in even better shape, cut down his body fat to under 10 percent and put on some muscle.