The Wizards will host six prospects for NBA Draft workouts on Monday, June 10 at the MedStar practice facility in Congress Heights, D.C. The prospects are Brandon Better (Southern Utah), Joe Cremo (Villanova), Jon Davis (Charlotte), Malik Dunbar (Auburn), Paul Eboua (Cameroon), and Kaleb Johnson (Georgetown).
Of the prospects coming in on Monday, Charlotte guard Jon Davis has the most accomplished college resumé. After the Upper Marlboro, Md. native graduated from Hargrave Military Academy, Davis averaged 17.5 points per game and 2,113 overall in his college career.
Unfortunately, Davis played during some of the 49ers’ leanest years as they failed to have a winning record in any of his four college seasons. Still, Davis shot 43.3 percent from the field as a senior where he was the clear number-one option, and he’ll get a serious look for the NBA Summer League at least.
The other notable player on the list with local ties is Johnson who played at Georgetown for all four college seasons. Though he was never a consistent starter for the Hoyas, Johnson still appeared in nearly every game and had a consistent role for them.
As you might have realized by now, It’s important to realize that many of the early workout groups aren’t serious contenders to be drafted. So why bring them in at all?
NBA teams are looking for players to fill their Summer League rosters and later on, training camp invites. Even if most of these players have little chance of making the NBA, the journey has to start somewhere. These workouts are the beginning of their journeys to the pros.