Hornets Host 6 for Team's 2nd 2015 Draft Workout
Darion Atkins (Virginia), Wayne Blackshear (Louisville), Marcus Burton (Wagner), Michael Frazier (Florida), Terry Rozier (Louisville) and Matt Stainbrook (Xavier) all in
Gallery: Day 2 of Hornets 2015 Draft Workouts
The Hornets held their second 2015 NBA Draft workout on June 7 with Darion Atkins (Virginia), Wayne Blackshear (Louisville), Marcus Burton (Wagner), Michael Frazier (Florida), Terry Rozier (Louisville) and Matt Stainbrook (Xavier) all in to showcase their skills.
Darion Atkins was named Lefty Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year and was also named ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014-2015 by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). In addition, was named to All-ACC Defensive Team in 2014-2015 by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). With 102 career blocks, Atkins finished his career ranking number eight in UVA history. In his senior season, he played in 33 games, including 27 starts and averaged 7.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, both career highs and shot .511 percent from the field.
Wayne Blackshear earned the prestigious 2013 NCAA Elite 89 Award, presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships sophomore year. He also earned Capital One Academic All-America honors and was an Academic All-District selection in his final two years. Blackshear scored in double figures in 24 games, including 10 of his last 12 games and was ranked third on the team in scoring (11.6 ppg). He was the first player in Louisville history to participate in four consecutive NCAA Sweet 16s and just the second Cardinal ever to play in four Sweet 16s.
Marcus Burton scored 1,137 points, 219 rebounds and 174 assists over his four-year career at Wagner. During that time, he played in 112 games, including making 37 starts and was named to the All Met Division I Men's College Basketball Third Team by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA). Burton was selected 2014-15 NEC First-Team in 2014-15 after finishing second in the Northeast Conference (NEC) in scoring at 17.5 points per game.
Michael Frazier is the seventh Gator to reach 200 career 3-point field goals. He set Florida records for 3-pointers made in a season (118) and in a game (11 at South Carolina) during his sophomore campaign. He earned postseason awards for All-SEC Tournament Team and All-NCAA South Regional Team, earned 2014 Academic Honor Roll and twice named SEC Player of the Week as a sophomore, and was named to the 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team and First-Year Academic Honor Roll. Frazier was also named Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week. In his junior season, Frazier made the most 3-pointers (57) on the Gators and ranked as Florida’s second-leading scorer (12.1) and third-leading rebounder (4.1).
Terry Rozier led the Cardinals and ranked fourth in the ACC in scoring (17.1 ppg) and led the ACC in steals (2.0 spg). He was honored on the All-ACC second team selected by ACSMA and the league coaches, was an NABC All-District selection, and was one of only two players to rank among the top 10 in the ACC in scoring, steals and free throw percentage. He was also named to the 2015 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball team. Rozier made the second-highest scoring improvement in the ACC since last season, rising from his 7.0 average as a freshman to his final 17.1 average.
Matt Stainbrook earned the 2014-15 Big East Conference Second Team; 2013-14 and 2014-15 I-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete Team, 2013-14 Big East All-Academic Team, was selected for the East All-Star Team for the 2015 NABC Reese's Division I College All-Star Game during Final Four Weekend, and 2013-14 Honorable Mention All-BIG EAST Conference by the league coaches. Stainbrook led the team and was 14th in the Big East in scoring at 12.3 points per game.