Philadelphia 76ers Hold First Pre-Draft Workout on Monday
The Philadelphia 76ers are currently in playoff mode as they are in a tight series with the Toronto Raptors. However, just because they are still battling on the court doesn't mean the front office is waiting around and watching. The NBA Combine is in a couple of weeks, and Elton Brand and company have work to do checking out some potential prospects.
On Monday, the Sixers hosted their first group of prospects at their practice facility in Camden, New Jersey. With six players in attendance, Philly will have them facing off in a three versus three matchups in order to get an in-depth first look at what these prospects have to offer. The shootaround, which turned into a scrimmage began early on Monday, as the Sixers are traveling back up North to play Game 5 against the Raptors. Here's a brief look at which prospects were in attendance:
Oshae Brissett, Forward, Syracuse
Standing tall at six-foot-eight inches, the Canadian forward attended Syracuse to play for the Orange. In 2018, he averaged 12 points-per-game, along with 7.5 rebounds, and a 39.3 field-goal percentage. Although he's entering the draft after just his second season in the NCAA, Brissett saw a slight regression in his minutes and numbers in comparison to his first season with Syracuse.
CJ Elleby, Forward, Washington State
The Forward out of Washington State enters the draft after a lone season with the Cougars. After starting in 28 out of 32 games, Elleby finished with a 43.6 field goal percentage and averaged just under 15 points-per-game. Despite coming from a struggling Pac-12 team, Elleby looks to be a standout freshman in the draft.
Andrew Nembhard, Guard, Florida
A full-time starter as a Freshman with the Florida Gators, Andrew Nembhard appeared in 36 games in 2018, averaging around 32 minutes-per-game. He put eight points-per-game, along with 5.4 assists.
Ronshad Shabazz, Guard, Appalachian State
Unlike a lot of their early prospects, Ronshad Shabazz came into the Sixers' facility as a Sun Belt senior out of Appalachian State. The six-foot-five North Carolina native was a standout on a struggling team. He averaged roughly 18 points-per-game, in 32.2 minutes on the court. Since his start with the Mountaineers back in 2015, Shabazz has improved in almost all aspects of his game. Especially with his free throw shooting, which saw a significant increase as shot 68-percent from the stripe during his Junior season, but 81-percent during his senior year.
Tres Tinkle, Forward, Oregon State
Tres Tinkle, the Oregon State product has four years under his belt at the collegiate level. After an injury-riddled season in 2016, Tinkle appeared as full-time starter in his final two years with the Beavers. He averaged around 36 minutes-per-game this past season, where he put up a solid 20.8 points-per-game. From long-range, Tinkle shot 32-percent.
Justin Wright-Foreman, Guard, Hofstra
The senior guard out of Hofstra, Justin Wright-Foreman is entering the draft pool after an impressive season, averaging nearly 40 minutes-per-game. In his senior season, Foreman put up 27 points-per-game, shooting an impressive 51-percent from the field, and 86-percent from the stripe.
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