Pre-Draft Workout #8

Pre-Draft Workout #8

In preparation for the 2023 NBA Draft on June 22, the Charlotte Hornets hosted a pre-draft workout on Sunday, June 4 featuring the following players:

Manny Bates (F, Butler)

A Fayetteville, NC native, Bates (6-11, 230) averaged 11.6 points on 61.9% shooting, 5.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.9 blocks in 26 starts across his senior season at Butler. Prior to joining the Bulldogs, he played his first three collegiate seasons at NC State, where he twice led the ACC in blocks (2019-20 and 2020-21) and made the 2021 ACC All-Defensive Team.

Sincere Carry (G, Kent State)

Carry (6-1, 180) tallied 17.5 points on 40.8% shooting, 3.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.7 steals in 35 starts as a fifth-year senior this season to help lead Kent State to its first NCAA Tournament since 2017. A former three-year player at Duquesne (2018-21), he was the 2022 MAC Player of the Year and is also a two-time First-Team All-MAC and two-time MAC All-Defensive selection.

Kendric Davis (G, Memphis)

The eighth-leading scorer in Division I this season put up 21.9 points on 41.4% shooting – 34.6% from 3-point range – 3.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.0 steals in 34 starts as a fifth-year senior. A three-time First-Team All-American Athletic Conference selection, Davis (5-11, 180) spent his freshman season at TCU (2018-19), before transferring to SMU (2019-22) and then Memphis.

Olivier-Maxence Prosper (Marquette)

Originally from Montreal, Prosper (6-8, 218) recorded 12.5 points on 51.2% shooting – 33.9% from 3-point range – 4.7 rebounds and 0.9 steals in 36 starts as a junior this season for the Big East Conference Regular Season and Tournament Champions. He played his freshman year at Clemson (2020-21) and won a bronze medal for Canada at the 2021 FIBA Under-19 World Cup.

Adama Sanogo (F, Connecticut)

Born in Mali, Sanogo (6-9, 240) averaged 17.2 points on 60.6% shooting – 36.5% from 3-point range – 7.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 39 starts as a junior to help lead Connecticut to the NCAA Championship. A two-time First-Team All-Big East honoree, he was the first African-born player since Hakeem Olajuwon in 1983 to be named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player.

Julian Strawther (G, Gonzaga)

Strawther (6-7, 205) tallied 15.2 points on 46.9% shooting – 40.8% from 3-point range – 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 37 starts across his junior season at Gonzaga, leading to First-Team All-West Coast Conference honors. He finished second in scoring (22.0 points) at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup in Greece and helped lead Puerto Rico to a sixth-place finish.