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NBA Draft 2016: Raptors welcome six new players, including Brice Johnson, for a workout

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Here's the scoop on the latest round of workouts for the Raptors in advance of the NBA Draft.

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Another week, another round of draft prospects coming in to work out for the Raptors in advance of June 23rd's NBA Draft. This time out, Toronto is looking at a few guards and two big men, including North Carolina's Brice Johnson.

Take a look at the full list of names visiting the BioSteel Centre today:

Name

Position

Height

College

Julian Jacobs

Guard

6-4

USC

Rasheed Sulaimon

Guard

6-4

Maryland

Malcolm Brogdon

Guard

6-6

Virginia

Justin Edwards

Guard

6-4

Kansas State

Brice Johnson

Forward

6-11

North Carolina

Jalen Reynolds

Forward

6-10

Xavier

The top name on the list, according to the wizards at Draft Express, is North Carolina's Johnson. He's in at number 30 on their Top 100 prospects list which just so happens to coincide with the Raptors' pick at no. 27. Imagine that. Johnson put up 17 points and 10.5 rebounds as a senior for the Tar Heels so it makes sense the Raps would have a look. Johnson looks to be another "finished product" who also fills a need the Raptors will undoubtedly at centre/power forward.

Same goes for Malcolm Brogdon, another senior pegged as a possible late-first round or second round pick. (Though it seems unlikely the Raptors will have need for another guard at this time.) After that, however, the names become a bit more obscure (to me). Julian Jacobs of USC is ranked at number 98, which makes him a marginal NBA talent at best, and the rest of the names (including my brother Jalen Reynolds), are unranked and in the wind.

Who knows? But what do you guys think?