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Draft Central 2011 - June 2 Workout

June 9, 2011

NETS Could Take a Few of Five from Thursday

By Ben Couch

The Nets' final workout of the week, held Thursday at the PNY Center, proved a stacked one for the team, even without the presence of Providence guard Marshon Brooks, who was replaced last-minute by Florida State's Derwin Kitchen due to injury. The other five players – Justin Harper (Richmond), Shelvin Mack (Butler), Josh Selby (Kansas), Nolan Smith (Duke) and Nikola Vucevic (USC) – are all slotted by mock drafts as low-first-round or high-second-round picks, leaving them squarely within the Nets' current range (No. 27 and 35 overall).

The guard matchups proved a focus of the session, with uber-athletic frosh Selby (42-inch vertical) battling Mack while playing alongside sly senior Smith in the segment visible to media. Smith seemed readily able to make plays, whether sealing off a defender with his body for a scoop or dishing out easy assists.

Down low, though Vucevic's shot seemed off, the center showed good touch around the basket and on jumpers. And Harper banged ably, despite giving up 30-ish pounds and a few inches to his opponent, while showing off the long-range shot he developed during a breakout senior season.



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