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Trail Blazers Draft Workout Day 2 Roundup: Evans, Brown, and More

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Six more prospects worked out for the Trail Blazers ahead of the upcoming NBA Draft.

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The Portland Trail Blazers continue to evaluate their options for the 24th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, working out six more prospects on Saturday.

Among those participating were University of Miami guard Bruce Brown and Cincinnati combo guard Jacob Evans.

Brown averaged 11.4 points per game for the Hurricanes last season, his sophomore year. He finished second on the team in points and steals, and led the team in assists with 4.1.

Evans averaged 13.0 points and 3.1 assists per game, leading the Bearcats in both categories as he led his squad to the AAC title. He was ranked as one of the best defenders in the conference, though his 6’5 height makes it tougher for him to see play at small forward in the NBA. He told Jason Quick of NBC Sports Northwest that he models his game after former Blazer Scottie Pippen because of his dominance on both sides of the ball.

The other players worked out, according to Joe Freeman of The Oregonian, were Georgia Tech center Ben Lammers, USC forward Chimezie Metu, French guard Elie Okobo, and Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo.

NBADraft.net projects DiVincenzo as Portland’s pick in their latest mock draft. The 6’5 shooting guard was a force during the NCAA tournament, scoring 31 points in Villanova’s title game victory over the Michigan Wolverines. He averaged 13.4 points per game on 48.1% shooting, including 40.1% from three. Scouts have raved about his team oriented approach and high motor on defense, which DiVincenzo confirmed for the team during workouts.

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on June 21st in Brooklyn, New York.