The group consists almost entirely of juniors and seniors, with one sophomore. All appear to be prospects the Hornets would consider with their second round pick, but my guess is we’ll see a few of these guys with the team in Summer League as undrafted rookies.
That said, there’s at least one name to keep an eye on: Connor Burchfield. The senior from William & Mary shot 52 percent from the 3-point line last season, tied for third in the nation. His career average from 3 is 50.7 percent, and he made a CAA record 10 3-pointers in a game last November. He’s also a hometown kid, hailing from Concord, NC. We don’t know if he has any additional NBA caliber skills, but he has at least one, perimeter shooting, and the Hornets could certainly use more of it.
Here is the full list of players for today’s workout:
Connor Burchfield 6-4 (senior) William % Mary
Burchfield is the latest in a long line of William & Mary guards that shot prolifically from beyond the arc. In addition to shooting 52 percent from 3, he shot 53.6 percent from the field and averaged 12.2 points per game. Here is video of his 10 3-pointers last November:
Jon Davis 6-3 (Junior) UNC Charlotte
Davis averaged 17.6 points per game his junior season (for what it’s worth, he averaged 19.6 per game his sophomore season). He scored over 1,000 points in three seasons and scored over 30 points twice last season.
Marcanvis Hymon 6-7 (Senior) Mississippi
He averaged just 4.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game his senior season. He’s an athletic forward that can rebound and block shots.
Bakary Konate 6-11 (Senior) Minnesota
Konate averaged 1.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game his season season. He appeared in 28 games and started 12.
Ray Ona Embo 6-5 (Sophomore) Tulane
Born in Paris, France, Ona Embo won a bronze medal with France at the 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. He averaged 10.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.3 assists. He shot 43.2 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from 3.
Lexus Williams 6-0 (Senior) Boise State
Williams averaged 9.5 points and 2.3 assists per game at Boise State last season. He also shot 87.5 percent from the free throw line.