As is tradition, the Raptors continue to hold workouts for hopeful NBA prospects in advance of the league’s NBA Draft. Since that special day is now just one week away, we can assume the kitchen in Toronto is getting a bit hotter (or whichever metaphor you prefer).
Today, the Raptors announced they’ll be taking a look at the following six players.
The .@Raptors will hold a pre-draft workout today with the following players; Jared Terrell, Zach Lofton, Theo Pinson, Desi Rodriguez, Hayden Dalton and Wenyen Gabriel. #WeTheNorth— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) June 14, 2018
First, this is a spectacular group of names, just in the phonetic sense. Second, we’ve got some actual ranked players here, with Gabriel coming at at 66 on CBS Sports‘ list, Pinson at 77, Terrell at 110, and Rodriquez at 111. For a team with no actual pick in the draft like the Raptors, that’s not nothing.
Now, as has become our new tradition, I asked our friend Mitch Robson, former HQ staffer and current NCAA maniac, for his thoughts on the players in Toronto today. Here is what he said, along with some pertinent stats and other info:
Vitals: 23 years old, 6’3”, 220 lbs
Averages: 16.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 41% 3PT%
Mitch’s Take: “Definition of grit, think Briante Weber-type tenacity on the defensive end.”
Vitals: 25 years old, 6’4”, 200 lbs
Averages: 20.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 38% 3PT%
Mitch’s Take: ”He played at four different colleges and is just a walking bucket, averaging 20 a game for New Mexico State this year.”
Vitals: 22 years old, 6’6”, 195 lbs
Averages: 10.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists
Mitch’s Take: ”He had an incredibly productive four year career as a Tar Heel and does the things that lead to 10 year careers as a role player.”
Vitals: 22 years old, 6’6”, 215 lbs
Averages: 17.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 37% 3PT%
Mitch’s Take: ”He has a ’MF you’ attitude since he’s from the Bronx. And he can score from all areas.”
Vitals: 21 years old, 6’8”, 185 lbs
Averages: 17.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 40% 3PT%
Mitch’s Take: ”He is as white as the name sounds.”
Vitals: 21 years old, 6’9”, 213 lbs
Averages: 6.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 40% 3PT%
Mitch’s Take: ”My sweet son Wenyen didn’t get to show his full potential with Kentucky but he has the perfect skill-set to be a stretch-4 with some time in the G League.”