And for those who prefer lists, here is a list of the six participants:
- Antonio Blakeney - LSU
- Torian Graham - Arizona State
- Amile Jefferson - Duke
- Kyle Kuzma - Utah
- Derrick Walton Jr. - Michigan
- Nigel Williams-Goss - Gonzaga
The most notable, at least for folks in the NC/SC region, is Jefferson, who played five seasons at Duke, averaging 10.9 points and 8.4 rebounds his final season. At 24 years old though (four months older than Michael Kidd-Gilchrist), his draft stock isn’t exactly high, and would almost certainly end up as a 2nd round pick, if selected.
Among the six, only two players — Kuzma and Williams-Goss — are listed on DraftExpress’ mock draft, both as 2nd round prospects. They are versatile players for their respective positions though, and played key roles this past season for teams that made deep runs in the NCAA tournament.
As draft workouts continue into next week, expect the Hornets to bring in players that could be taken with the 11th pick. Donovan Mitchell, who appeared on Charlotte sports radio WFNZ-AM Friday morning, stated he would workout with the Hornets sometime next week.