The Wizards announced they’ll be holding their fourth pre-draft workout on Thursday, featuring six more players fighting for a chance to be selected with the 52nd overall pick:
- Amida Birmah (Center) - Connecticut
- Darell Combs (Guard) - IUPUI
- Peter Jok (Guard) - Iowa
- Tim Kempton Jr. (Forward) - Lehigh
- Andrew White III (Guard) - Syracuse
- Marquis White (Guard) - Siena
The two players to keep an eye on are Jok and White, who both rank in the DraftExpress Top 100. They both play on the wing, but get things done in different ways.
White is one of the better shooting prospects in this year’s draft. He shot 39.3 percent from deep during his college career with Kansas, Nebraska, and Syracuse. Last season, he had eight games where he made at least five threes, including a game against Georgia Tech where he scored 40 points. He also showed off his pro range in a recent workout video:
Jok has also some outside range (he shot 37.8 percent from deep during his college career) but what he lacks as a high-volume outside shooter he makes up for with better playmaking and foul-drawing ability. He had five games this season with at least 5 assists and five games where he attempted at least 10 free throws. Here are highlights from one his best performances of the season against Purdue:
They both had very successful seasons and bring interesting tools to the table, but it’s worth keeping in mind they’re both seniors. They should look good against college competition.
White and Jok also won’t have the upside of some of the other prospects out there, which is why they’re both outside the Top 60 in the DraftExpress rankings. It wouldn’t be much of a reach for the Wizards to use their second round pick on either player, but there’s also a good chance one or both could be available as an undrafted free agent. We’ll find out soon enough if either player made a strong enough impression with Washington to get a deal.