With the 2018 NBA Draft scheduled for June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Portland Trail Blazers are hosting UCLA guard Aaron Holiday, Villanova guard Jalen Brunson, Duke guard Gary Trent Jr., Tulane guard Melvin Frazier, Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop and Louisville forward Raymond Spalding in their first pre-draft workout on Friday, June 1. The Trail Blazers currently own one first round pick (24th) and no second round picks in the upcoming draft.
Gary Trent Jr.
Position: ForwardHeight/Weight: 6-10 / 215Birthdate: March 11, 1997High School: Trinity High School (Kentucky)College: LouisvilleCareer Highlights: Averaged 8.1 points (55.7% FG, 24.0% 3-PT, 57.9% FT), 6.3 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 1.04 steals and 1.11 blocks in 100 games (48 starts) over three seasons at Louisville. Junior (2017-18): Averaged 12.3 points (54.3% FG, 26.3% 3-PT, 64.0% FT), 8.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.50 steals and 1.72 blocks in 36 games (34 starts) … Was an Honorable mention All-ACC selection … Led Louisville in rebounding (sixth in the ACC) and steals (10th in the ACC) … Was third in the ACC in offensive rebounds (3.1 per game) and was ninth in the ACC in blocked shots (1.72) … Scored his 800th career point with an 18-point effort against Middle Tennessee in the NIT Second Round. Sophomore (2016-17): Started five games at power forward as a sophomore and was one of three Cardinals to play in all 34 games … In conference games only, he ranked 16th in the ACC in rebounding (6.3) … Was second on the team with 21 dunks … Recorded his second career double-double, tying a career-high with 18 points and pulling down 11 rebounds against Syracuse on Feb. 26. Freshman (2015-16): Finished his freshman season averaging 5.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game as a valuable reserve and a starter in six games … Second on the team with 22 dunks … Scored in double figures in back-to-back games in November, scoring a total of 30 points while connecting on 14-of-17 shots from the field (.824). Personal: Born March 11, 1997 … Son of Geri Spalding … Has one older sister (Maya Spalding) and two younger brothers (Jayden Spalding and James Wright).