NBA Draft: Joel Embiid to visit and work out with Cleveland Cavaliers

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The ex-Kansas big man is the frontrunner to be selected first overall by the Cavs.

Joel Embiid, the Cameroonian center tipped by many to be the top pick in the NBA draft, has arrived in Cleveland ready to work out with the Cavaliers.

The big man will undergo a medical evaluation and visit the team that owns the number one pick for the June 26 draft.

Embiid averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks during his one and only year at Kansas, and his impressive play saw him make a huge leap up NBA draft boards.

However, the 7-footer suffered a season-ending stress fracture in his back, and missed the entire NCAA tournament.

Embiid is considered to have the highest ceiling of any player in this year's draft. His defensive prowess and athleticism has drawn comparisons with a young Hakeem Olajuwon, and he already has the fundamentals of an excellent post game, despite having only played basketball for a few years.

If he is deemed fully healthy, Embiid is likely to be taken ahead of fellow prospects Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker.

However, the shadow of Greg Oden and the 2007 hangs over the top pick, and with the jury still out on the Cavs' top pick from last year, Anthony Bennett, they may elect to take Parker, who is more of a 'can't-miss' prospect.

If Embiid proves to the Cavaliers that his back troubles are in the past, and if he impresses in the scheduled workout, this could be the visit that cements the big man's status as the top pick in the draft.

“The next day will be huge for him [Embiid] and whether he'll go number one,” an unnamed source told ESPN.