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Hornets pre-draft workouts: July 18th through July 23rd

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The Hornets have had a couple of lottery prospects in for workouts in recent days.

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The Charlotte Hornets continue to bring prospects in for workouts as the 2021 NBA Draft draws near. In the last one of these updates, I mentioned that I was hoping to see more lottery prospects in for workouts. The Hornets listened, as they should. Here are the participants for the last three workouts.

That cluster of workouts includes Kai Jones, Moses Moody, Corey Kispert, and Alperen Şengün, all of whom are in play for the Hornets pick at 11. We’ve already put together decent summaries of all four of those players, as well as second round prospect Neemias Queta, in our Buzzworthy Picks series:

Jones has the distinction of getting a solo workout, but as I suspect was the case with Jalen Johnson, I think that was more a matter of he and his camp requiring that rather than the Hornets electing to host him by himself.

Other interesting names on the list include LSU’s Cam Thomas, who seems more like a back half of the first round prospect. He’s a big time bucket getter that doesn’t really do anything else well. Mac McClung is basically the greatest player of all time if you go by what Instagram and YouTube mixtapes will tell you.

Here’s the full list of Hornets workouts per the Hornets PR Twitter account:

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