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The Hornets have had a couple dozen prospects in for pre-draft workouts

There are several names that should be in play for the Hornets at the 11th pick.

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The Charlotte Hornets have had 26 prospects in for pre-draft workouts since the start of July. Many of the workouts earlier in the month featured multiple prospects that should be in play for the Hornets at the 11th overall pick. A lot of the workouts later on have featured players that are more likely to be Summer League targets than legitimate draft prospects. Below is the list, aggregated from the Hornets PR Twitter account. There may have been another workout or two that didn’t get officially tweeted out.

Hornets 2021 pre-draft workouts

Date Player Position College/Previous Team
Date Player Position College/Previous Team
7/2/2021 Sharife Cooper Guard Auburn
7/2/2021 Luka Garza Big Iowa
7/2/2021 Makur Makur Big Howard
7/2/2021 Roko Prkacin Forward Cibona (Croatia)
7/2/2021 Jaden Springer Guard Tennessee
7/2/2021 JT Thor Forward Auburn
7/2/2021 James Bouknight Guard UConn
7/3/2021 Charles Bassey Big Western Kentucky
7/3/2021 DJ Carton Guard Marquette
7/3/2021 Chris Duarte Wing Oregon
7/3/2021 Keon Johnson Wing Tennessee
7/3/2021 Isaiah Jackson Big Kentucky
7/3/2021 Josh Primo Guard Alabama
7/6/2021 Jalen Johnson Forward Duke
7/7/2021 DJ Funderburk Big NC State
7/7/2021 Justin Gorham Forward Houston
7/7/2021 AJ Lawson Wing South Carolina
7/7/2021 Alonzo Verge Guard Arizona State
7/7/2021 Duane Washington Jr. Guard Ohio State
7/7/2021 Bryce Willis Wing Stanford
7/13/2021 Derek Culver Big West Virginia
7/13/2021 Jimma Gatwech Guard CORE4 Academy (Ga.)
7/13/2021 Nikita Mikhailovskii Wing Avtodor (Russia)
7/13/2021 Isaiah Miller Guard UNC Greensboro
7/13/2021 Jamorko Pickett Forward Georgetown
7/13/2021 Olivier Sarr Big Kentucky
7/14/2021 Vrenz Bleijenberg Forward Antwerp (Belgium)
7/14/2021 Feron Hunt Forward SMU
7/14/2021 DJ Stewart Wing Mississippi State
7/14/2021 Ethan Thompson Guard Oregon State
7/14/2021 Romeo Weems Wing DePaul
7/14/2021 Marcus Zegarwoski Guard Creighton
7/15/2021 Jahvon Blair Guard Georgetown
7/15/2021 Tahj Eaddy Guard USC
7/15/2021 Balsa Koprivica Big Florida State
7/15/2021 Sterling Manley Big UNC
7/15/2021 MJ Walker Wing Florida State
7/17/2021 Derrick Alston Jr. Forward Boise State
7/17/2021 Ian Dubose Guard Wake Forest
7/17/2021 Romeao Ferguson Wing Lipscomb
7/17/2021 Ariel Hukporti Big Nevezis (Lithuania)
7/17/2021 Carlik Jones Guard Louisville
7/17/2021 Ruot Monyyong Big Little Rock
7/18/2021 Kai Jones Big Texas
7/22/2021 Justin Champagnie Wing Pittsburgh
7/22/2021 Marek Dolezaj Big Syracuse
7/22/2021 Juwan Durham Big Notre Dame
7/22/2021 Ty Gadsden Guard UNC Wilmington
7/22/2021 Neemias Queta Big Utah State
7/22/2021 Colbey Ross Guard Pepperdine
7/22/2021 Moses Moody Wing Arkansas
7/23/2021 Corey Kispert Wing Gonzaga
7/23/2021 Denzel Mahoney Wing Creighton
7/23/2021 Mac McClung Guard Texas Tech
7/23/2021 EJ Onu Big Shawnee State
7/23/2021 Alperen Şengün Big Besiktas (Turkey)
7/23/2021 Cam Thomas Guard LSU

The first thing that jumps out to me is the fact that Jalen Johnson got his own individual workout. That’s more likely by design from his camp rather than special interest from the Hornets, but I found it notable nonetheless.

Johnson, James Bouknight, Keon Johnson, and Isaiah Jackson all have the potential to come off the board when the Hornets make their selection at 11 overall. Charles Bassey, JT Thor, Joshua Primo, Jaden Springer, Chris Duarte, and Roko Prkacin, among others, are all projected to go in the late first or early second round. The Hornets don’t currently own a pick in that range (they have 56 and 57 along with 11). They’re likely just doing their due diligence, but they could have plans to make some moves on draft night to end up with a pick around the turn between rounds.