Looney Leads 6 More in for Monday Workout

by Quinton Wash

Gallery: Hornets Draft Workouts Day 7

In preparation for the 2015 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets held their seventh draft workout on June 15 with Shane Heyward (Columbus State), Jay Hook (Tulane), Cady Lalanne (Massachusets), Kevon Looney (UCLA), LeBryan Nash (Oklahoma State) and Josh Richardson (Tennessee) in to showcase their skills in front of the Hornets basketball operations staff.

Shane Heyward | Forward | 6-7 | 205 | Columbus State
In Heyward’s senior season, he earned first team All-State honors, named the team MVP and was the Palmetto Player of the Year. He also appeared in 29 games with 28 starts where he averaged 11.8 points, 6.5 rpg, 3.1 blocks, and scored in double figures 13 times. During his final season he scored a season-high 17 points four times including his final game on March 7.

Jay Hook | Guard | 6-4 | 180 | Tulane University
During his career Hook played in 117 games with 64 starts and scored at least 20 points seven times, had three career double-doubles, and scored in double figures in 43 career games. HE also earned all-district and all-region honors as a junior and senior, was a two-time first-team Waco Tribune-Herald Super-Centex team member and received the Super-Centex Player of the Year honor as a senior. During the 2014-2015 season he started all 31 games and averaged 11.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, reached double figure scoring in 20 games, named to the American Athletic Conference’s weekly honor roll on Dec. 8 and on Feb. 16, led the team in rebounding, three-pointers, three-point field goal percentage and was second in scoring.

Cady Lalanne | 6-10 | 253 | University of Massachusetts
Lalanne finished his career with 1,107 points (35th at UMass), 881 rebounds (6th), 197 blocks (5th) and a 55.3 FG percentage (6th). He was one of just three players in program history with 1,000 points, 800 rebounds and 100 blocks in their career, joining Lou Roe and Harper Williams. He also had 57 double-figure scoring games, 42 double-figure rebounding games and 30 double-doubles, participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament where he was named to the All-Tournament Team with 13.3 points, a PIT-high 12.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. During his final season he earned Third Team All-Atlantic 10 and First Team All-USBWA District 1 selection, started all 32 games at center and led the team in points (11.6-370), rebounds (9.5-304), blocks (1.9-61) and FG pct. (.552).

Kevon Looney | 6-9 | 220 | University of California at Los Angeles
During his college career Looney secured second-team All-Pac-12 honors and was one of seven players selected to the Pac-12 All-Freshmen Team, also named a second-team NABC All-District 20 selection, earned second-team Freshman All-America acclaim from CBS Sports, and was one of 21 finalists for the 2015 Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year award (CollegeInsider.com). In his only and final season with UCLA he started all 36 games where he averaged 11.6 points and a team-leading 9.2 rebounds per game. He ranked second in the Pac-12 in rebounding (9.2 rpg) and offensive rebounds per game (3.4), also averaged 1.4 assists and 0.9 blocks per game, became UCLA’s first player to record at least 27 points and 19 rebounds in one game, ended his freshman season having scored in double figures in 25 of 36 games, and became UCLA’s first-ever freshman to total at least four double-doubles in his first five games.

Le’Bryan Nash | 6-7 | 235 | Oklahoma State University
During his final season, Nash led the Big 12 and ranked in the top 20 nationally in both free throws made (174) and free throws attempted (220), led all Big 12 players active in 2014-15 with 29 career games with 20 or more points scored, scored in double figures every game his senior year and 100 times in his career. He earned 2015 second-team All-Big 12 selection, finalist for Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award, Midseason 30 for the Naismith Trophy (2014-15), named an All-Big 12 Third Team selection by the league coaches for the second-straight season (2013-14), named honorable mention All-Big 12 by the Associated Press (2012-13), named the Big 12's Freshman of the Year by the Associated Press and the conference co-Freshman of the Year by the league coaches; he is the first Cowboy in school history to garner conference freshman of the year accolades.

Josh Richardson | 6-6 | 200 | University of Tennessee
During his career, Richardson’s honors include 2015 Lefty Driesell Defensive All-American Team, 2015 SEC All-SEC First Team (AP & Coaches), 2015 SEC All-Defensive Team, 2015 NABC All-District 21 Second Team, 2015 USBWA All-District IV Team, 2015 Preseason All-SEC Second Team (Coaches), and 2014 SEC All-Defensive Team and 2014 Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup Semifinalist (1 of 36). In his final season he started all 32 games and led the Vols in scoring, field-goal percentage, free-throw percentage, assists, steals and minutes played.

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