Nuggets to evaluate six more players in advance of NBA Draft

NCAA scoring leader Erick Green among latest scheduled for predraft workout in Denver
by Aaron Lopez

NCAA scoring leader Erick Green of Virginia Tech is one of six players scheduled for a predraft workout for the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

Green, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard who averaged 25 points for the Hokies last season, is set to be joined by Arizona forward Grant Jarrett, Oklahoma forward Amath M’Baye, Oklahoma guard Steven Pledger, Kansas swingman Travis Releford and North Carolina guard Dexter Strickland.

It will be the fourth workout the Nuggets have held in advance of the NBA Draft on June 27.

Jarrett, 6-10, 232, averaged 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds as a freshman at Arizona last season. He shot .405 from 3-point range.

M’Baye, 6-9, 215, was a Big 12 All-Rookie Team selection as a junior at Oklahoma in 2012-13. After transferring from Wyoming, he averaged 10.1 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Sooners.

Pledger, 6-4, 221, made 249 3-pointers during his four-year career at Oklahoma, which ranks second in school history. He averaged 11.6 points as a senior and was selected to the All-Big 12 third team.

Releford, 6-6, 205, averaged 11.9 points as a senior at Kansas, while Strickland, 6-3, 177, led the nation with a 3.19-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio as a senior at North Carolina.