NBA Draft Chatter: Fredette, Brooks Shine in Workouts

NBA Draft Chatter: Fredette, Brooks Shine in Workouts

Marshon Brooks stood out in his draft workout with the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday. (Icon SMI)

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By Ryan Feldman

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

With the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago out of the way, the next step on the NBA Draft train is Minnesota, where the Timberwolves will host a group workout Monday and Tuesday with more than 20 draft prospects.

The top prospects expected to participate include UCLA's Tyler Honeycutt, Maryland's Jordan Williams, Michigan's Darius Morris, Florida's Chandler Parsons, Butler's Shelvin Mack and Kansas's Josh Selby.

Several players have withdrawn from the group workout after originally being listed as attending, including Kansas's Markieff Morris, Purdue's JaJuan Johnson and Providence's Marshon Brooks. Despite the withdrawals, a talented group still remains, including a handful of possible first rounders.

Boston College's Reggie Jackson and Notre Dame's Ben Hansbrough are scheduled to attend the group workout, but it is unlikely that either will attend after pulling out of the NBA Draft Combine last week. Both reportedly are suffering from minor injuries.

The Minnesota workout won't be the only important draft workout this week. On Wednesday, the Detroit Pistons will host UCLA's Malcolm Lee and Charleston's Andrew Goudelock. On Thursday, the Houston Rockets will host Kansas's Marcus Morris. On Friday, the Miami Heat will host UCLA's Malcolm Lee.

Here is the list of participants for the Minnesota group workout (subject to change):


Jereme Richmond, F, Illinois
Scotty Hopson, G, Tennessee
Keith Benson, F-C, Oakland
Dogus Balbay, G, Texas
Malcolm Lee, G, UCLA
John Leuer, F, Wisconsin
Matt Howard, F, Butler
Kalin Lucas, G, Michigan St.
Diante Garrett, G, Iowa State
E'Twaun Moore, G, Purdue
Jamie Skeen, F, VCU
Justin Holiday, F, Washington


Andrew Albicy, G, France
Mike Dunigan, C, Oregon
Tyler Honeycutt, F, UCLA
Charles Jenkins, G, Hofstra
Travis Leslie, G, Georgia
Shelvin Mack, G, Butler
Chandler Parsons, F, Florida
Jacob Pullen, G, Kansas State
Josh Selby, G, Kansas
Malcolm Thomas, F, San Diego State
Jordan Williams, F, Maryland
Matthew Bryan-Amaning, F, Washington

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