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Wizards invite six prospects for workouts on Wednesday

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A group of six prospects will headline Wednesday's draft workouts at Verizon Center.

Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

The Wizards have invited six prospects to work out on Wednesday morning at Verizon Center. Here's the list:

Name Pos. From Ht./Wt.
Traevon Jackson G Wisconsin 6-2/208
Antoine Mason G Auburn 6-2/216
Gabriel Olaseni C Iowa 6-10/225
M.J. Rhett F Ole Miss 6-9/240
Satnam Singh C India 7-2/290
Maurice Walker F Minnesota 6-10/250

Of the players here, it is unlikely that any of the prospects will be drafted, at least with the 19th or 49th pick. The most notable prospect in this group is Singh, who is a 19-year old prospect from India. DraftExpress has ranked him 70th overall. Should he be drafted, Singh would be the first Indian player to be drafted into the NBA.

There was a good amount of discussion about Sim Bhullar, an Indo Candian who played on a ten-day contract with the Sacramento Kings earlier this season, but he was born and raised in Toronto. AllThatAmar of SB Nation's SLC Dunk wrote a very eloquent take on setting the record straight on that and a number of other issues about Indian nationals versus westerners of Indian descent. Click here to check it out.

Going back to the event at hand, even though Wednesday's draft workouts probably won't have the player who the Wizards draft, it still can be put to good use by the front office. It will provide an opportunity for the Wizards to test out some prospects who may be on their Summer League team in July. And down the road, perhaps one of them could be a D-League call up as well.