Second round pick Derrick Caracter had originally planned on wearing No. 58 for the Lakers, perhaps signifying his original draft position.
It’s a good thing those jerseys were yet to be printed, however, because last week, Caracter decided that he’ll sport No. 45 instead.
Though Caracter would have become the first Laker to wear No. 58, he’ll only be the third to sport No. 45, following A.C. Green and Sean Rooks.
Fellow second round pick Devin Ebanks, the 43rd selection, will wear No. 3.