Denver Nuggets begin predraft workouts with 12 prospects

Colorado State center Colton Iverson among NBA hopefuls visiting Pepsi Center
by Aaron Lopez

Colorado State center Colton Iverson and Missouri point guard Phil Pressey are among 12 players scheduled to take part in a predraft workout for the Nuggets at Pepsi Center on Monday.

Iverson, 7-0, 255, was named the 2012-13 Mountain West Newcomer of the Year and landed a spot on the All-MWC First Team after averaging 14.2 points and 9.8 rebounds for the Rams. He also shot a conference-leading .596 from the field.

Pressey, 5-11, 175, is the son of former NBA player Paul Pressey. He is Missouri’s career assist leader and was selected to the 2012-13 All-SEC First Team.

Also expected to work out Monday are Patriot League player of the year Mike Muscala of Bucknell and Summit League player of the year Nate Wolters of South Dakota State.

They are scheduled to be joined by Mississippi forward Reggie Buckner, North Carolina swingman Reggie Bullock, Saint Mary’s guard Matt Dellavedova, Wake Forest guard C.J. Harris, Gonzaga forward Elias Harris, Providence guard Ricky Ledo, North Texas forward Tony Mitchell and Kansas center Jeff Withey.

Withey led the nation in blocks last season; Wolters finished fourth in the NCAA in scoring; and Bullock shot .436 from 3-point range for the Tar Heels.

The Nuggets hold the 27th overall pick in the June 27 NBA Draft. Last year, they selected guard Evan Fournier at No. 20 and forward Quincy Miller at No. 38.