Balance will make WLA draft ‘interesting’

Tyler Garrison
Tyler Garrison

The New Westminster Salmonbellies have the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday’s Western Lacrosse Association draft and while they have eyes on specific players, a decision could be made for them depending on who the Coquitlam Adanacs take with the No. 1 overall pick. That’s because with all the talent available to draft, defenseman Tyler Garrison seems to be the one that stands out the most. “If Coquitlam doesn’t pick him up, he won’t be getting by us at two,” New Westminster president and general manager Dan Richardson told the Royal City Record. And beyond those 2, with players like Jesse King, Brody Eastwood, Frankie Scigliano, Matt Delmonico and Sean Lundstrom, there is plenty of talent to choose from and that’s what will keep teams on the scramble during Thursday’s draft. With all the talent available, strategies and wish-lists will adjust on the fly as each pick is revealed. “We’re not going to let quality players slip by regardless of where they are,” said Richardson. To read more on the draft, check out Teddy Jenner’s rundown of the top prospects and the skill sets they offer.

Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at bob.chavez@nllinsider.com or go to RochesterSports.com.

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