Nuggets to Host Six in Predraft Workout

by Emily Wade

In the second-straight day of pre-draft workouts, the Denver Nuggets will hold a workout Saturday morning at Pepsi Center featuring Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis, UCLA’s Zach LaVine, Kentucky’s James Young, Florida’s Casey Prather, Kansas’ Tarik Black, and France’s Clint Capela.

Ennis, a 6’2” guard who was named to various Freshman All-America Teams, ranked sixth in the nation with a 3.6 assist-to-turnover ratio. Ennis averaged over five assists per game, displaying his excellent court vision and unselfish game management skills.

LaVine, a 6’5” guard who received Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors, ranked fourth among all Pac-12 freshmen in scoring and three-point field goal percentage. LaVine shot 37% from beyond-the-arc, adding to his quick and versatile offensive game.

Young, a 6’6” guard who posted a team-high 20 points in the NCAA title game, knocked down 82 three-pointers on the season, the second most by a Kentucky freshman. Averaging 14.3 points per game overall, but 18.5 during the NCAA Tournament, Young showed his shooting range and athleticism.

Prather, a 6’6” forward who was named to the First Team All-SEC and Wooden Award All-American, led Florida in points, rebounds, and steals per game. Averaging 13.8 points per game, including three 27-plus scoring efforts, Prather, excels on the offensive glass.

Black, a 6’9” forward who had the best efficiency of any Kansas player since 1990, scored a career-high 18 points in his final game last season. The bruising forward revealed his leadership late in the season, and finished his career with 1,128 points.

Capela, a 6’10” center who played with Elan Chalon’s senior squad in France, is averaging 9.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Capela ranks first in the LNB in dunks and second in two-point field goal percentage and is praised as a great finisher.

The Nuggets hold the No. 11 overall pick in the June 26 draft. They also have two second-round selections, No. 41 and No. 56.