Draft Workout - 5/29/14

Deonte Burton “ranks among the top point guards in this draft class is a variety of categories” according to DraftExpress. He highlights today’s workout featuring five of the DX Top 100 prospects.

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Deonte Burton

Guard - Nevada - Senior

6'1" - 190lbs

  • Named to the 2014 All-Mountain West First Team
  • Scored in double figures in 31 games his senior season, including a career-high 32 points at Fresno State on Jan. 22
  • Ranked second in the MWC in both assists per game (4.4) and points per game (20.1) as a senior
  • Named the 2012 WAC Player of the Year
  • Selected as the 2011 WAC Newcomer/Freshman of the Year
  • Won the John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year award as a senior

Nedim Buza

Forward - Spars Sarajevo - 5/10/95

6'7" - 190lbs

  • Averaged 9.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists through 22 games in the 2013-14 season for Spars Sarajevo
  • Made the Citta Di Roma (NIJT) All-Tournament Team and the NIJT All-Tournament Team in 2012-13
  • From Visoko, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • National team involvement for Bosnia & Herzegovina includes the Eurobasket Qualification in 2012 and the U-18 Euro Championships in 2013

C.J. Fair

Forward - Syracuse - Senior

6'8" - 215lbs

  • Named the 2013-14 ACC Preseason Player of the Year
  • One of 15 finalists for the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year Trophy and the John R. Wooden Award
  • Named to the Naismith Top 30 list
  • Ranked 35th in the nation in total field goals made (217) and eighth in minutes per game (37.8) after his senior season
  • Scored in double figures in 31 of 34 games during the 2013-14 campaign
  • Posted 14 double-doubles in his career at Syracuse, including three during his senior year
  • Ranks third all-time at Syracuse in career games played (143)


Victor Rudd

Forward - University of South Florida - Senior

6'9" - 235lbs

  • Finished his career ranked 10th at USF in career scoring with 1,216 points
  • Named to the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll five times in 2013-14
  • Led the Bulls and ranked seventh in the conference with 16.1 points per game his redshirt senior year
  • Also led the team in scoring in 2012-13 with 12.3 ppg
  • Key player in USF’s NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012, during which the team made it to the third round
  • Played at Arizona State his freshman year and averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds over 15 games
  • Sat out 2010-11 season due to transfer rules

JaKarr Sampson

Forward - St. Johns - Sophomore

6'9" - 214lbs

  • Selected to the Preseason All-Big East Second Team entering his sophomore season
  • Led the team in rebounding during the 2013-14 season (6.1 rpg)
  • Shot 52.2 percent from the floor in St. John’s final 17 games of his sophomore campaign, averaging 14.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in that span
  • Named the 2013 Big East Rookie of the Year after leading all rookies in the conference in scoring (14.9 ppg in 2012-13)
  • Earned unanimous All-Rookie honors after his freshman season
  • Recorded a team-best 29 double digit scoring efforts in 2012-13

Xavier Thames

Guard - San Diego State - Senior

6'3" - 195lbs

  • Named 2014 Mountain West Player of the Year
  • Had 63 career double-figure scoring games
  • Played three seasons at San Diego State, helping the team to two Mountain West titles and three NCAA berths, including the 2014 Sweet 16
  • Ranks third on SDSU’s all-time list for free throw percentage (.814), fifth in free throws (397), seventh in conference victories, eighth in scoring (1,374), ninth in victories and 10th in 3-point field goals (123)
  • Played 31 games for Washington State during the 2009-10 season before transferring