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Housenick: Lehigh G C.J. McCollum To Work Out For Blazers

Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum will reportedly work out for the Portland Trail Blazers in advance of the 2013 NBA Draft.


Tom Housenick of the Morning Call reports that Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum will soon work out for the Portland Trail Blazers.

McCollum was asked a variety of questions while in Chicago [for the pre-draft combine] where he met with approximately 15 NBA teams, including Oklahoma City, Cleveland, Orlando, Phoenix, Chicago, Golden State, Toronto, Utah, Detroit and Portland.


Since then, the 6-foot-3, 197-pound combo guard has been to Orlando and Philadelphia for private, individual workouts. Starting Thursday in Phoenix, McCollum will display his skills for six other teams - Phoenix, Sacramento, Portland, Minnesota, Utah and Detroit - before returning to his temporary home away from home (Long Island) on June 20.

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Chad Ford of has the Blazers selecting McCollum in his most recent mock draft. Ford also recently included McCollum on a list of three players piquing the Blazers' interest, along with Croatian forward Dario Saric and Georgia guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Blazers broadcaster Mike Barrett has the Blazers selecting McCollum in his mock draft.

Blazers point guard Damian Lillard included McCollum on a list of his three favorite players in this year's class, along with Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel and Kansas guard Ben McLemore.

McCollum was also included in a list of the three best fits for the Blazers by a national analyst.

Lillard has been used as a comparison for McCollum as both spent four years at small schools.

You can read ZiggyTheBeagle's statistical similarity breakdowns of McCollum here.

Check out the following videos of McCollum.

The Blazers hold the No. 10 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

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