Bobcats Draft Workouts - Day 1
June 15, 2012

Draft Workout Gallery | Video: Mike Scott | Video: Robert Sacre | Video: Justin Hamilton

The Bobcats tipped off their 2012 NBA Draft Workouts on June 15, 2012 at Time Warner Cable Arena® with prospects Mike Scott (Virginia), Robert Sacre (Gonzaga), Justin Hamilton (Louisiana State), Maurice Bolden (Southern Mississippi), Eli Holman (Detroit) and Kyle Phillips (Belmont Abbey) in front of President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins, General Manager Rich Cho, and team scouts.

 


Mike Scott earned First Team All-ACC honors as a senior. In four seasons at Virginia he racked up 1,538 points (16th), 944 rebounds (third) and recorded 34 double-doubles. In the 2011-2012 season, Scott averaged 18 points and 8.3 rebounds.

Robert Sacre ranks second all-time in Gonzaga history in career blocks (186). Selected 2012 WCC Defensive Player of the Year and two-time All-WCC First Team honoree. Averaged 11.6 points and 6.3 rebounds in 2011-12. Member of Canada's National Team.

Justin Hamilton was selected Second Team All-SEC by the coaches as a junior in 2011-12. Also chosen First Team USBWA All-District VIII and Second Team NABC All-District 21. Played his first two seasons at Iowa State, before transferring to LSU.

Maurice Bolden started all 34 games at Southern Mississippi in his senior season, averaging 9.7 points and 5.1 rebounds.

Eli Holman averaged 10.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in three seasons with the Detroit Titans. As a junior he was selected to the All-Horizon League Second Team and the conference’s All-Defensive Team.

Kyle Phillips finished his career at Belmont Abbey College as the 16th-ranked scorer in school history with 1,410 points. Ranked second on the team in scoring (14.3 points), while leading the team in rebounding (6.7) and blocks (1.6).

 



Mike Scott • 6-8 • 237 lbs. • Forward • Virginia

Video: Mike Scott Interview

(On the workout)
A couple workouts had all forwards and some centers, but this is the first to actually let me handle the ball full court, so I felt good.

(On showing his versatility)
It helps a lot. It shows that I can dribble the ball; I still have to work on guarding the three but as far as having mismatches with a bigger guy on me it shows I can take him off the dribble and get to the bucket.

(On how being in college five years can benefit him)
I have a lot more maturity. When I was at the combine I saw some of these younger guys and said “man these are kids,” they said me and Bernard James were the two oldest guys at the combine. It just feels good to bring my maturity and professionalism.

(On how much he knows about the Bobcats)
I know they had a pretty tough year last year and are looking for a coach right now. I know they’re trying to rebuild.

(On if the bobcats would be a situation he would like to be in)
Yes, I’ve been in a rebuilding situation my freshman year at (Virginia). My first year was terrible. I’ve been through ups and downs before.

 



Robert Sacre • 7-0 • 260 lbs. • Forward / Center • Gonzaga

Video: Robert Sacre Interview

(On the workout)
I took the week off last week. Went to the combine and finally got the blood flowing and had a couple workouts the other week, so it’s been good.

(On if other workouts had a 3-on-3 structure like the Bobcats)
Every workout has except for New Jersey, we had 5-on-5, but every workout has been 3-on-3.

(On how much 3-on-3 has helped showcase his talent)
It’s good. It shows I can shoot a little bit and show all the things they didn’t really see at Gonzaga. It’s been positive.

(On the things he’s trying to showcase)
I can shoot from 15 feet and have a good offensive game. I also want to showcase my leadership.

(On how being in college five years has helped him)
It helped a lot. That redshirt year I stepped outside of the fishbowl and saw what the coach wanted and how he wanted the offense run, so it was an awesome experience. Luckily, it has brought me to this point.

(On always being the oldest working out)
I feel like a grown man out here sometime, but they’re all great players and everyone is competing so hard.

(On being a vocal guy on the court)
That’s my game. I’m always talking and staying upbeat - that’s what helps win games.

(On how much he knows about the Charlotte Bobcats)
Well you guys drafted Adam Morrison from Gonzaga so that’s good (laughter). But you guys have a good program here and are currently in a rebuilding stage.

(On how good of a fit he would be with the Bobcats)
I would be perfect. Charlotte’s obviously a great city and the people support their teams. It would be amazing to play here.

 



Justin Hamilton • 7-0 • 260 lbs. • Forward • Louisiana State University

Video: Justin Hamilton Interview

(On the workout)
It was good. It was my first workout. It was well run, well put together, tough and challenging, but overall it went really well.

(On if there’s any pressure of being invited to the Bobcat’s first workout)
I think it’s a good thing. I liked being a player out here and it was a lot of fun.

(On how much he knows about the Bobcats)
I know they had a rebuilding year last year but they have a lot of great coaches and good management

(On what he can bring to the table for the Bobcats)
I can bring a lot of versatility. I’m a good passer and facilitator. I can also score on the block and pick & pop. I can be a good defender; I can do a lot of things.

(On if he felt the had the chance to showcase his talent at the workout)
Yeah, I felt like I did pretty well. It was a good showcase.

(On where else he’s working out at)
I’m going Milwaukee next, then Chicago, Detroit, Utah, Orlando and Dallas.

(On how exciting the draft workouts are)
It’s awesome. I'm just trying to enjoy traveling around seeing all the different cities - it’s a lot of fun.