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NBA Draft 2022: Wizards to work out six players on Friday, and interviewed Bennedict Mathurin at last month’s combine

Shareef O’Neal is the most famous name on the list because he is the son of Hall of Fame player Shaquille O’Neal. And while they didn’t work out Mathurin, yet, we also learned he did interview with them at the combine.

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Bennedict Mathurin was interviewed by the Wizards previously.
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The Washington Wizards announced that six players will work out with the team on Friday at their practice facility in Congress Heights. They are:

  • Akoldah Dak, 6’11 F, Illawarra (Australia)
  • Ty Gordon, 6’1 G, Nicholls State
  • Storm Murphy, 6’0 G, Virginia Tech
  • Shareef O’Neal, 6’10 F, LSU
  • Daeqwon Plowden, 6’6 G, Bowling Green
  • Vince Williams Jr., 6’6 F, VCU

Of the players on the list, the player with the most distinguished college resume is Vince Williams, who averaged 14.1 points per game for the Rams last season, where they made the second round of the NIT. The most famous player on the list however would be O’Neal, who is the son of Hall of Fame player and TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal. That said, Shareef is not a serious NBA prospect given that he averaged less than 15 minutes per game for his entire college career.

To stay on the topic of the draft, we did learn that Washington did interview a prospect at last month’s combine who may be a candidate at No. 10: Bennedict Mathurin, according to NBC Sports Washington’s Chase Hughes.

Mathurin’s stock has increased in recent weeks, and he is likely going to be picked before No. 10. According to DraftKings, Mathurin is like going to be at position 6.5 (so I guess a Top-7 pick). The odds of him going under the 6.5 position are -140, and +110 if he is drafted over the 6.5 spot.

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