Draft Workout - 5/30/14

Jahii Carson, Cory Jefferson and Akil Mitchell highlighted today’s workout which featured a mix of bigs and wings. Marquette’s Most Valuable Performer Award winner and BIG EAST Sixth Man of the year, Davante Gardner, took the floor at the Training Center as well.

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Jahii (JAW-hee) Carson

Jahii (JAW-hee) Carson

Guard - Arizona State – Sophomore

5’10” – 180 lbs

  • Named to the All-Pac-12 First Team in both collegiate seasons (2013, 2014)
  • Earned 2013 Pac-12 Co-Freshman of the Year honors
  • Averaged 18.5 points over his two-year career at Arizona State, which ranks fourth on the Sun Devils all-time list
  • Started all 68 contests during his two seasons with ASU and became the first Sun Devil freshman to appear in and start all 35 games
  • Set Arizona State freshman records in minutes per game (37.2), total points (647), field goals made (231) and attempted (488), assists (177), total minutes (1303) and 20-point games (18)
Justin Cobbs

Justin Cobbs

Guard - California – Senior

6’4” – 190 lbs – Guard

  • Named to the 2014 All-Pac-12 First Team
  • Selected to the 2014 Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • Ranked 10th in the Pac-12 in field goals made (185), eighth in field goal percentage (.466), ninth in points per game (15.6) and fourth in assists per game (5.8) during the 2013-14 season
  • Earned 2013 All-Pac-12 Second Team honors
  • Named the 2013 Anaheim Classic MVP as well as to the All-Tournament Team
  • Recorded 169 assists during his sophomore season, ranking ninth on the UCLA single-season list
  • Redshirted the 2010-11 season after transferring to California from Minnesota
Davante Gardner

Davante Gardner

Forward - Marquette – Senior

6’8” – 290 lbs

  • Recipient of Marquette’s Most Valuable Performer Award after senior season
  • Also earned BIG EAST Sixth Man of the Year award for the second straight year, All-BIG EAST Second Team and was a Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team selection for 2013-14
  • Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Jan. 28, 2014, Dec. 14, 2013, Jan. 7, 2013, and Jan. 16, 2012
  • Scored career-high 29 points and posted season-high 13 rebounds vs. Villanova on Jan. 25, 2014
  • After junior year, named to the NCAA All-East Region Team, received the BIG EAST Sixth Man Award and All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention, and was named the team's Sixth Man of the Year at postseason banquet
Cory Jefferson

Cory Jefferson

Forward - Baylor – Senior

6’9” – 220 lbs

  • Named to the 2014 All-Big 12 Second Team by the media and to the All-Big 12 Third Team by the league’s coaches
  • Participated in the 2014 NCAA Final Four Slam Dunk Contest
  • Played for Team USA at the 2013 World University Games, the only Big 12 Conference player to participate
  • Selected to the 2013 NIT All-Tournament Team as well as the Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team during his junior season
  • Ranked sixth nationally during the 2012-13 season in field goal percentage (.610), which is the second-best single-season percentage in program history (min. 200 attempts)
  • Sat out the entire 2010-11 season as a redshirt in the Bears program
Artem Klimenko

Artem Klimenko

Center – Russia

1/10/94 – 7’0” – 242 lbs

  • Attended the 2012 Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy
  • Led Avtodor to the Russian Superleague Semifinals in 2013
  • Recorded 24 double figure scoring games and five double-doubles in 2013-14
  • Posted a season-high 27 points and 14 rebounds on 10-of-16 shooting from the field vs. Univ. Surgut on Feb. 20, 2014
  • Averaged 7.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in 42 contests with Avtodor Saratov in 2012-13
  • Born in Saratov, Russia
Akil Mitchell

Akil Mitchell

Forward - Virginia – Senior

6’8” – 235 lbs

  • Finished career ranked third all-time at Virginia in games played, seventh in total rebounds (798) and tied for 14th in double-doubles (15)
  • Named to the 2014 All-ACC Defensive Team by the coaches and media
  • Earned 2013 All-ACC Third Team honors
  • Named to the 2014 ACC All-Tournament Second Team
  • Appeared in and started a school-record 35 games during his junior season and led the Cavaliers in rebounding in 28 games
  • Helped Virginia to an ACC regular season title, ACC Tournament championship and an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance as a senior

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