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Blazer Workout Player Links: Episode 2

Well, I see from my analog news distribution device this morning that Portland has the next of 6 more scheduled workouts for draft prospects today. Additional workouts are slated for June 9, 14, 16, 17, and 19.

Friday's workout group includes two Guards (Greivis Vasquez, Maryland; Jerel McNeal, Marquette) and four Forwards (Omri Casspi, Israel; Micah Downs, Gonzaga; Chinemelu "Junior" Elonu, Texas A&M; Chris Johnson, LSU). Of this group, Johnson is either is making his second appearance in Portland or making up a miss, he having been on the May 12 workout schedule. (I'm not a journalist and I don't play one on TV — what's the scoop, Benji???)

As I mentioned in my previous on this topic last month, I don't follow college basketball at all and so all these names are essentially new to me. Consider me either a blank slate to be filled or utterly clueless... I'll have a quick snort around the net, post up a few links, and then anyone who wants can add more stuff that I missed and chime in with their own opinions and impressions in the comment section.

Omri Casspi  (6'8" SF, Israel, age 20) — DRAFT EXPRESS PROFILE /// EUROLEAGUE STATS /// NBADRAFT.NET REVIEW /// 

DRAFT COMBINE INTERVID /// BIG HEADBANGIN' OMRI VIDEO /// CASSPI-BARCELONA VIDEO

Timbo's take: Chippy Rudy. Second Round dice roll. Digging. [Addenda: ESPN likens to Matt Harpring...]

 

Micah Downs  (6'7" SG/SF, Gonzaga, age 22) — DRAFT EXPRESS PROFILE /// WHOLE BUNCH OF STATS FROM ESPN ///

MICAH PLAYS FIRST TIME VIDEO /// DUDE LIKES TO NAP VIDEO /// 

Timbo's take: Summer league cannon fodder.

 

Chinemelu "Junior" Elonu  (6'10" PF/C, Nigeria/Texas A&M, age 22) — DRAFT EXPRESS (NON)PROFILE /// WHOLE BUNCH OF STATS FROM ESPN ///

SMALL TV SCREEN, TAME DUNK VID ///

Timbo's take: A "poke" is an old slang name for a bag, so if you buy "a pig in a poke," you don't get a look at him...

 

Chris Johnson  (6'11" PF/C, LSU, age 23) — DRAFT EXPRESS PROFILE /// OFFICIAL LSU BIOGRAPHY PAGE /// WHOLE BUNCH OF STATS FROM ESPN /// 

REVERSE POWER DUNK VIDEO /// SPORTSCENTER#4 FLYING DUNK VIDEO ///

Timbo's take: If this is really his second time to Portland, they must have seen something last time. Good size.

 

Jerel McNeal  (purportedly 6'3" SG, Marquette, age 21) — DRAFT EXPRESS PROFILE /// WHOLE BUNCH OF STATS FROM ESPN /// 

LONG INTERVIEW WITH ALL-TIME MARQUETTE SCORER VID /// WORKOUT VIDEO w/ATHLETIC DUNKS ///

Timbo's take: Small scorer. Gonna be a First Rounder for someone — but we already have Rex, yes?

 

Greivis Vasquez  (comically purported to be 6'5" PG, Venezuela/Maryland) — DRAFT EXPRESS PROFILE /// OFFICIAL MARYLAND PROFILE /// WHOLE BUNCH OF STATS FROM ESPN /// NBADRAFT.NET REVIEW ///

SHOUT OUT TO GOD POSTGAME INTERVIEW /// ENTREVISTA CON HIGHLIGHTOS PT. 1 /// ENTREVISTA CON HIGHLIGHTOS PT. 2 ///

Timbo's take: This pick has KP written all over it. New playmate for Rudy...

 

But wait............. there's more!!!

A POLL!!!

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