With the 2014 NBA Draft two weeks away, the Denver Nuggets are scheduled to hold a workout Friday morning featuring Arizona’s Nick Johnson, Towson’s Jerrelle Benimon, and University of Central Florida’s Isaiah Sykes, and Metropolitan State’s Brandon Jefferson.
Johnson, a 6’3” guard who was named Pac-12 Player of the Year, led Arizona to the Elite Eight, averaging 16.3 points per game. Johnson scored in double figures in all but three games, proving to be an explosive athlete with shooting range.
Benimon, a 6’8” forward who won consecutive CAA Player of the Year awards, ranked second national in rebounds (11.2 rpg) and third in double-doubles (21). Setting a new Towson single-season record with 404 rebounds last season, Benimon is a big man who knows how to use his body to grab the boards.
Sykes, a 6’6” guard who finished his career with 1,545 points, made his mark on the Central Florida record books. Named to the All-American Athletic Conference Second Team, Sykes shot 47.5% from the field and recorded 24 double-digit scoring games.
Jefferson, a 5’9” guard from across the street, was named the NABC Division II Player of the Year. While leading Metro State to the Elite Eight for the second-straight season, Jefferson set a single season record with 734 points in his 36 minutes per game.
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.