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L.A. Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak gets (brief) first-hand look at Maryland's Diamond Stone

L.A. Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak gets (brief) first-hand look at Maryland's Diamond Stone

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak didn’t  cause a stir when he took his seat at the back of press row an hour before tip-off Tuesday night at Xfinity Center. It was Kupchak’s first trip back to the Maryland campus since his days as a Washington Bullet playing summer pickup games at Cole Field House.

Yet Kupchak’s presence for No. 7 Maryland’s matchup against Northwestern was an indication of his interest in at least one of the game’s participants. Given where the Lakers might be picking in the 2016 NBA draft, it’s clear that he didn’t fly more than 3,000 miles to scout Wildcats center Alex Olah.

Considering how...