The Minnesota Timberwolves hosted the first day of their now-annual NBA Draft workout on Thursday and, while there's not much to be reported about three-on-three workouts of second round prospects, it seems as though everything went about as planned.
It sounds like former Gopher killer John Shurna was a bit overwhelmed by those in attendance -- including Larry Bird, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and Rod Thorn of the Brooklyn Nets, among others -- but that's to be expected at this point in the process.
Those same executives, along with representatives from almost every other team, are expected to be in attendance once again on Friday when the following players converge on the Twin Cities.
Friday - Session 1:
Kim English, G, Missouri - Averaged 14.5 points and 1.6 assists during his senior season and became one of Mizzou's top scoring options during a 30-5 campaign.
Justin Hamilton, C, Louisiana State - Averaged 12.9 and 7.2 rebounds per game after sitting out a year due to transfer; shot 49.4 percent from the field and had five games with 20-plus points.
Robbie Hummel, F, Purdue - A staple of Purdue's squad since 2007-08, Hummel was All-Big Ten First Team in 2008, 2010 and 2012 and AP All-America Honorable Mention in 2010 and 2012; finished ninth in program history with 1,772 points
Orlando Johnson, G, UC Santa Barbara - UCSB's all-time leading scorer with 1,825 points, Johnson was a three-time All-Big West First Team selection and the 2008-09 Big West Player of the Year
Julian Mavunga, F, Miami (OH) - Earned All-MAC honors as a junior and a senior; shot 44.1 percent from the field and scored 16.4 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as a senior.
Tony Mitchell, F, Alabama - Scored 13.1 points and added 7.2 rebounds per game during his junior year with the Crimson Tide
Friday - Session 2:
Marcus Denmon, G, Missouri - Led the Tigers with 17.7 points per game and shot 40.7 percent from 3-point range during his senior season; 2011-12 consensus All-America Second Team selection
JaMychal Green, F, Alabama - Scored 14.0 points per game and shot 54.6 percent from the field during his senior season at Alabama
Darius Johnson-Odom, G, Marquette - 2011-12 All-Big East First Team selection and AP All-America Honorable Mention; averaged 18.3 points per game as a senior
Kyle O'Quinn, F, Norfolk State - First player in MEAC history to win conference player of the year and defensive player of the year; scored 26 points and added 14 rebounds as 15th-seeded NSU upset second-seeded Missouri in the 2012 NCAA tournament
Robert Sacre, C, Gonzaga - Finished career with 1,270 points and finished sixth in program history with 679 rebounds; averaged 11.6 points and 6.3 rebounds as a senior
Mike Scott, F, Virginia - Named All-ACC First Team as a senior; averaged 17.9 points and 8.3 rebounds in his final season with the Cavaliers.
Robbie Hummel is probably the most recognizable name, but a lot of the players for Friday were able to put together very solid college careers and could make for intriguing second round picks.
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