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NBA Draft 2016: Raptors determined to see every college player, welcome six more prospects today

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The NBA Draft is on June 23rd. There are still many hopeful prospects to see.

Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Draft is still nine days away and since the Raptors have two picks available to them -- numbers nine and 27 -- it appears they are set on seeing every player possible. Today, the Raptors welcome six more prospects, working out right now as you read this. Who's in town? Take a look at the list.

Name

Position

Height

College

David Walker

Guard

6-6

Northeastern

Michael Gbinije

Guard-Forward

6-7

Syracuse

Alex Poythress

Forward

6-8

Kentucky

Troy Williams

Guard-Forward

6-7

Indiana

Daniel Ochefu

Centre

6-11

Villanova

AJ Hammons

Centre

7-0

Purdue

Among this group, the high ranking man (according to Draft Express, as per usual) is AJ Hammons from Purdue, a very large senior, in at number 42.  Along with Hammons on the ranked list are Gbinije, Poythress and Williams. (Some great names in this group, is my takeaway so far.) Walker and Ochefu are not on the top 100 list. It should be mentioned that all of these players are coming from schools with some sort of pedigree -- with Poythress' Kentucky-filled resume a strong standout.

At this point, it's not entirely clear what the Raptors are aiming for here. The invitations extended to college seniors makes sense, since they are presumably looking for talent that can play right away. They're also probably looking more for big men than guards, seeing as the only forwards/centres under contract right now are Jonas Valanciunas, Patrick Patterson and Lucas Nogueira.

That said, all of these names project to be, at best, second round picks, so it seems unlikely the Raptors will have any serious interest at drafting them at number 27.

What do you guys think?