Pre-Draft Workout | 6.12.18
For a second straight day, the 76ers will welcome multiple draft hopefuls to their training complex in Camden, NJ.
Unlike Monday’s session, however, Tuesday’s itinerary consists of a twin-bill, with homegrown wingman Mikal Bridges' afternoon solo workout serving as the day's headliner.
A likely top-10 pick, the 21-year old Great Valley High School product enjoyed a breakout campaign at Villanova this past season. He was named a Third-Team All-American, and received the Julius Erving Award as the country’s top small forward, all while helping the Wildcats to their second national championship of his three-year stint on the Main Line.
Prior to Bridges taking the floor Tuesday afternoon, the Sixers' front office will check out another six-man prospect group in the morning. The contingent is scheduled to feature potential first-rounder and former Texas Tech guard Zhaire Smith.
The other five participants who were invited are Georgetown F Marcus Derrickson, Creighton G Marcus Foster, Loyola-Chicago F Donte Ingram, Middle Tennessee State F Nick King, and Oregon F MiKyle McIntosh.
Here are brief snapshots of each player:
6’7” 210 LBS G / F
40 G | 32.1 | 17.7 PPG (51.4 FG%) | 104 3FGM (43.5%) | 85.1 FT% | 5.3 RPG | 1.9 APG | 1.5 SPG | 1.1 BPG
6’7” 250 LBS F
17-18 Season Stats (Georgetown):
29 G | 32.0 MPG | 15.9 PPG (50.5 FG%) | 47 3FGM (46.5 3FG%) | 83.3 FT% | 8.1 RPG | 1.6 APG
• Enjoyed strongest season of his three-year Georgetown career as a senior, setting career-highs in essentially every statistical category, while playing roughly 10.0 minutes more per game than the previous year.
• Put up quality 3-point shooting numbers as a junior, hitting 47 of 101 attempts.
• Listed as a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles in his gohoyas.com bio, and ranked third in the Big East conference in rebounding a season ago.
6’3” 210 LBS G
17-18 Season Stats (Creighton):
33 G | 31.6 MPG | 19.8 PPG (48.3 FG%) | 95 3FGM (41.3 3FG%) | 74.4 FT% | 3.9 RPG | 2.7 APG
• Spent first two seasons of collegiate career at Kansas State, before transferring to Creighton for his final two campaigns. As a result of changing schools, was forced to redshirt what would have been his true junior year.
• In three of his four years in college, finished among top 10 in scoring in his conference (10th as a freshman at Kansas State, and third and fifth as a junior and senior, respectively, at Creighton). Combined to average 16.7 points for 130-game career.
• Representing an ironic twist, faced former team Kansas State in opening round of 2018 NCAA Tournament; the loss proved to be last game at Creighton.
6’6” 215 LBS G / F
17-18 Season Stats (Loyola - Chicago):
38 G | 30.6 MPG | 11.0 PPG (44.3 FG%) | 74 3FGM (39.2 3FG%) | 68.0 FT% | 6.4 RPG | 1.6 APG
• One of the heroes on the Loyola - Chicago club that made a remarkable run to the 2018 Final Four, finished four-year tenure with 89 victories. It was the highest total for any player at the school since freshmen started playing at the NCAA Division I level.
• Concluded career with 1,235 total points, and 688 total rebounds, figures that rank 23rd and 15th, respectively, in the Loyola - Chicago all-time record books.
• Played high school basketball at Simeon Career Academy, one of the top program’s in Chicago that boasts Derrick Rose and Jabari Parker as alums.
6’7” 225 LBS F
17-18 Season Stats (Middle Tennessee State):
33 G | 32.9 MPG | 21.0 PPG (49.5 FG%) | 42 3FGM (38.9 3FG%) | 73.2 FT% | 8.4 RPG | 2.0 APG
• Playing for his third different Division I program, enjoyed a breakout showing last season that ended with him earning Conference USA Player of the Year honors. Had averaged just 5.7 points per game the over first three years of his collegiate career, which began at Memphis, then featured a stop at Alabama before he settled in at Middle Tennessee State.
• In addition to providing a potent shooting touch last season, also proved to be a productive rebounder. Ranked fifth in Conference USA in rebounding average (8.4), and sixth in total rebound percentage (15.6).
• Was limited to just seven games at Alabama during 2016-2017 season due to lung infection.
6’7” 240 LBS F
17-18 Season Stats (Oregon):
36 G | 28.1 MPG | 11.8 PPG (45.7 FG%) | 37 3FGM (35.6 3FG%) | 72.9 FT% | 6.1 RPG | 1.5 APG
• Spent fourth and final collegiate season at Oregon, after playing at Illinois State for three years.
• Picked up offensive production down stretch of 2017-2018 campaign, finishing in double-figures in four of Oregon’s five post-season games. Punctuated year with a personal-high 25 points in Ducks’ finale, an NIT loss to Marquette.
• A Pickering, Ontario native, was a member of the Canadian Junior National Team that competed in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships.
6’5” 195 LBS G
17-18 Season Stats (Texas Tech):
37 G | 28.4 MPG | 11.3 PPG (55.6 FG%) | 18 3FGM (45.0 3FG%) | 71.7 FT% | 5.0 RPG | 1.8 APG
• Began lone collegiate campaign as a reserve, before being moved into starting line-up 16 games into the year. Set Texas Tech single-season freshman scoring record with 417 total points.
• For as steady and efficient of a scoring threat as he was, especially late in the season, also made an impact on the defensive end of the floor. His 95.1 individual defensive rating ranked sixth in the Big 12, and he was named to conference’s All-Defensive team.
• A native of Garland, TX in suburban Dallas, final two choices for college came down to Texas Tech, and the University of Texas.