Clippers continue to work out potential draft picks
JUN 14, 2013 11:44a ET
After working out a groups of wing players and separate group of point guards over the course of the past two weeks, the team brought in a mixed-position group Friday that comprised big men Mike Muscala (Bucknell), Grant Jerrett (Arizona), Colton Iverson (Colorado State) and Brandon Davies (BYU) and combo guards B.J. Young (Arkansas) and Elijah Johnson (Kansas).
The Clippers hold only the 25th pick in the June 27 draft; the Pistons have their second-round pick, which is No. 56 overall. However, the players the team brought in Friday are mostly projected as second-round picks or to go undrafted. However, several, like Muscala, Jerrett and Iverson, have seen their stock rise over the course of the pre-draft workouts.
Muscala, a 6-foot-11, 230-pound big man, played for four years at Bucknell. He's known for his strong offense and for his size and length and is projected as an early second-round pick.
Jerrett played just one season at Arizona, putting up numbers that hardly stood out. The 6-10, 235-pound big man's decision to enter the draft came as something of a surprise, but he's impressed some teams during the pre-draft workout period and may see himself picked late in the second round, rather than going undrafted.
Iverson, too, has seen his name move up draft boards this spring. He performed well at the pre-draft combine and in individual workouts, and with his size working in his favor – he's 7-0 and 262 pounds – he may end up as an early to mid-second-round pick.
After winning the MVP of the Portsmouth Invitational, Davies boosted his draft stock, but the 6-0, 235-pound power forward is still lingering on the fringes of the draft and could just as well end up going undrafted.
Young worked out for the Lakers on Thursday. The 6-3 180-pound guard is widely viewed as a late second-round pick. He averaged 15.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists for a mediocre SEC team last season.
After earning a larger role on Kansas' team the past two seasons, Johnson is still fighting for the chance to be drafted and will likely be a late second-round pick if he's selected. He's small but sturdy – 6-2, 192 – and likely the longest shot to be drafted of any of the players the Clippers brought in Friday.
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