In preparation for the 2023 NBA Draft on June 22, the Charlotte Hornets hosted a pre-draft workout on Monday, June 5 featuring the following players:
Toumani Camara (F, Dayton)
Born in Brussels, Belgium, Camara (6-8, 220) put up 13.9 points on 54.6% shooting – 36.3% from 3-point range – 8.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 34 starts as a senior at Dayton, resulting in First-Team All-Atlantic 10 and Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team honors. He spent his first two years at Georgia (2019-21) and played for Belgium at the 2016 FIBA U-16 EuroBasket.
Armaan Franklin (G, Virginia)
Franklin (6-4, 195) averaged 12.4 points on 42.4% shooting – 37.3% from 3-point range – 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 33 starts during his senior season, which included ACC-All Tournament Second-Team honors. He played his first two collegiate seasons at Indiana (2019-21) and was a member of the Cavaliers’ 2023 ACC Tournament Championship team.
Colby Jones (G, Xavier)
Jones (6-5, 195) recorded 15.0 points on 50.9% shooting – 37.8% from 3-point range – 5.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.3 steals in 36 starts this past season, leading Xavier to its first NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinal since 2017. A 2023 Second-Team All-Big East honoree, he was a member of the Musketeers’ 2022 NIT Championship team and named the 2022 NIT MVP.
Justyn Mutts (F, Virginia Tech)
Formerly at High Point (2017-18) and Delaware (2018-20), Mutts (6-7, 230) averaged 13.3 points on 56.8% shooting, 7.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.5 steals in 33 starts as a fifth-year senior this past season. He played for two NCAA Tournament teams while at Virginia Tech (2021 and 2022) and was a member of the Hokies’ first-ever ACC Tournament Championship team last year.
Julian Phillips (F, Tennessee)
Raised in Columbia, SC, Phillips (6-8, 198) tallied 8.3 points on 41.1% shooting, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 32 outings (25 starts) this past season at Tennessee, leading to SEC All-Freshman Team honors. He was a McDonald’s All-American, ESPN’s #13 recruit in the High School Class of 2022 and helped lead the Volunteers to the NCAA Tournament East Regional Semifinals.
Daivien Williamson (G, Wake Forest)
Williamson (6-2, 170) averaged 8.7 points on 38.8% shooting and 2.0 rebounds in 31 appearances (14 starts) this past season as a fifth-year senior at Wake Forest. Prior to joining the Demon Deacons, this Winston-Salem native spent his first two collegiate campaigns at East Tennessee State (2018-20), where he was named Southern Conference All-Freshman in 2019.