In preparation for the 2023 NBA Draft on June 22, the Charlotte Hornets hosted a pre-draft workout on Friday, June 16 featuring the following players:
Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu (F, Memphis)
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Akobundu-Ehiogu (6-9, 190) averaged 2.6 points on 73.8% shooting, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 30 appearances (nine starts) during his senior season at Memphis. Prior to joining the Tigers, he also played at NAIA member Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Texas (2019-20) and UT Arlington (2020-22).
Donald Carey (G, Maryland)
Carey (6-5, 187) put up 7.4 points on 38.2% shooting – 34.3% from 3-point range – 1.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 35 contests (32 starts) as a fifth-year senior at Maryland this past season. Formerly at Mount St. Mary’s (2017-18), Siena (2018-20) and Georgetown (2020-22), he finished eighth amongst all Division I players in free-throw percentage in 2021-22 (91.0%).
Markise Davis (G, Arkansas State)
Davis (6-8, 195) recorded 9.8 points on 44.0% shooting – 32.7% from 3-point range – 4.1 rebounds and 0.9 steals in 32 outings (24 starts) as a fifth-year senior this past season. Before joining the Red Wolves, he spent his opening two collegiate campaigns at Alabama’s Wallace State Community College (2018-20).
Dexter Dennis (G, Texas A&M)
Dennis (6-5, 210) tallied 9.5 points on 39.2% shooting, 5.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 34 starts as a fifth-year senior this past season. He played his first four college seasons at Wichita State, where he was named to the 2019 American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team and also won the 2021 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year award.
Isaih Moore (F, Fresno State)
Originally from Columbia, SC, Moore (6-10, 205) put up 11.5 points on 53.6% shooting – 33.3% from 3-point range – and 7.3 rebounds in 20 appearances (16 starts) across his senior season. Prior to enrolling at Fresno State, he also played at College of Charleston (2018-19), Mississippi’s Pearl River Community College (2019-20), St. John’s (2020-21) and Southern Miss (2021-22).
Justin Powell (G, Washington State)
Previously at Auburn (2020-21) and Tennessee (2021-22), Powell (6-6, 205) tallied 10.4 points on 40.8% shooting – 42.6% from 3-point range – 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 34 starts his junior season. He finished fifth in the Pac-12 Conference in total 3-point field goals made (78) and helped lead the Cougars to their second consecutive NIT appearance.