By Jason Schott - Associate Editor - @JESchott19
The Brooklyn Nets, who do not have a pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, will hold pre-draft workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday at their training facility, the PNY Center. The hope is that one of these players will not get drafted and they can sign them as free agents. There are a couple of solid players here, with C.J. Fair from Syracuse and James McAdoo from North Carolina among the 13 players they are bringing in.
The players working out on Tuesday are:
Langston Hall, a 6'4" 180-pound guard from Mercer - The highlight of Mercer's season was upsetting Duke in the opening game of the NCAA Tournament. Hall averaged 14.6 points, 5.6 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game as a senior in the 2013-14 season.
Branden Frazier, a 6'3" 170-pound guard from Fordham - He was the star of another tough season for the Rams, as he averaged 18.2 points, 4.3 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game.
Cameron Clark, a 6'7" 209-pound forward from Oklahoma - Averaged 15.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game. In the Coaches Vs, Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center, he had 20 points in a win against Seton Hall on November 22nd, and 32 points in a loss the next night to Michigan State.
Kyle Casey, a 6'7" 225-pound forward from Harvard - Casey averaged 9.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game in his senior year. Harvard made it to the third round of the NCAA Championship, with a win over Cincinnati and a loss to Michigan State.
Akil Mitchell, a 6'8" 233-pound forward from Virginia - In his senior season, in which Virginia made the Sweet 16, he averaged 6.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.
Cory Jefferson, a 6'9" 220-pound forward from Baylor - Jefferson averaged 13.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.0 assist per game. In the NCAA Tournament, he had 16 points and 6 rebounds in a win over Nebraska in the second round, 14 points and 4 rebounds in a third-round win over Creighton, and in a Sweet 16 loss to Wisconsin, had 15 points and 7 rebounds.
Artem Klimenko, a 7'0" 242-pound center from BC Saratov/Russia
Wednesday's tryouts include:
Semaj Christon, 6'3" 190-pound guard from Xavier - Christon averaged 17.1 points, 4.2 assists, and 2.7 rebounds. In the Big East Tournament, he had 18 points and 5 assists in a win over Marquette followed by 18 points and 6 assists in a semifinal loss to Creighton. In an NCAA Tournament loss to NC State, he had 14 points and 4 rebounds, with a season-high 7 turnovers.
Xavier Thames, 6'2" 190-pound guard from San Diego State - The senior averaged 17.6 points, 3.2 assists, and 2.9 rebounds. He had an amazing NCAA Tournament, with 23 points and 5 assists in a win over New Mexico State, 30 points and 5 rebounds in a win over North Dakota State, and 25 points and 1 assists in a Sweet 16 loss to Arizona.
C.J. Fair, a 6'8" 215-pound forward from Syracuse - Fair was one of the most accomplished players for Jim Boeheim in his four years at Syracuse. His senior year was no exception, as he averaged 16,5 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. In the NCAA Tournament, he had two double-doubles, with 14 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Western Michigan, and 14 points and 10 rebounds in an upset loss to Dayton in the Round of 32.
James McAdoo, a 6'9" 230-pound forward from North Carolina - He averaged 14.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in his junior year. In an NCAA Tournament win over Providence, he had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and 14 points and 7 rebounds in a Round of 32 loss to Iowa State.
Johnny O’Bryant III, a 6'9" 256-pound forward/center from LSU - Averaged 15.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in his junior year.
Ronald Roberts, a 6'8" 220-pound forward from St. Joseph's - The Bayonne New Jersey, native averaged 14.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in his senior year. In the Atlantic 10 Tournament at Barclays Center, he had 11 points and 7 rebounds in a win over Dayton, 12 points and 8 rebounds in a win over St. Bonaventure, and in the championship game victory over VCU, Roberts had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Roberts had another double-double in their loss in the NCAA Tournament to UConn, as he had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
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