In the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft, the New Orleans Pelicans selected forward E.J. Liddell with the 41st overall choice.
He attended Ohio State and finished the previous season with averages of 19.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.6 steals, and 2.6 blocks per game.
The newest Pelican is a two-time Mr. Basketball winner for Illinois and a state high school champion.
During his three seasons with the Buckeyes, he developed into a two-time first-team All-Big 10 honoree.
Liddell plays with a lot of intensity, has an NBA build, and is a decent length. The 21-year-old prospect has a wingspan of 7 feet and is 6'7".
He plays with a high motor, has a solid physique, and good length.