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Nets Draft 2017: A look at the draft workouts

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We’re tracking the Nets Draft right up to June 22. Here's our look at who the Nets have brought in.

2017 NBA Draft Combine - Day Two Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Nets don’t release the names of draft prospects they’ve worked out or will work out, so we decided to plumb the Internet to see how many we could find. So far, we’ve found 59 who have worked or are scheduled to before June 22. That doesn’t mean the Nets had only 59 prospects on their workout list. We’re sure there are more than the ones we found.

The latest batch, on Sunday, included two first rounders, Terrance Ferguson and Semi Ojeleye. Both are 6’7” small forwards with 3-and-D potential.

in putting together our list, we found names everywhere, on the players own social media accounts or their agents as well as those of reporters like Mike Scotto and Adam Zagoria; on college teammates’ blogs and tweets; even on the Twitter feed of a guy who spotted a buddy at the airport and asked what he was doing in New York. Working out for the Nets!

Special thanks to @GNYR82, who helped us ... big time ... tracking down some of the more obscure candidates on Twitter. Any mistakes are ours, not his.

We’ve broken down the names by position, then Draft Express rank with links to their DX profiles.

As you can see, not a lot of first rounders. Okay, there’s only four, Semi Ojeleye, the 6’7” combo forward out of SMU, who's currently listed at 25; Terrance Ferguson, the 6’7” swingman from Australia who’s currently listed at 27; Tyler Lydon, the 6’10” Syracuse forward who’s currently listed at No. 28, and Derrick White, the 6’5” Colorado combo guard who’s moved up to 26. There are 16 second rounders on the list, 15 between where the Nets pick at No. 27 and No. 57. The rest are likely to be undrafted, according to Givony and friends.

What does it tell us? Nets have a lot of interest in shooters, shooters and more shooters as well as athletes. Perhaps, most telling, they’ve looked at a lot of players who are currently ranked in the 30’s and 40’s of the latest Draft Express mock draft, where they have no picks. Bet they do on Draft Night.

Fun Fact: There are six players on the list with national championship rings ... Kennedy Meeks, Tony Bradley and Isaiah Hicks of North Carolina (2017), Josh Hart of Villanova (2016), Amile Jefferson of Duke (2015) and Amidah Brimah of UConn (2014).

Here ya go. A few may arrive this week. The Nets can work players out until the day of the Draft ... and have in the past.

POINT GUARDS

Derrick White, a 6’5” combo guard out of Colorado who’s currently listed at No. 26 on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 18.3 points, shot better than 40 percent from three, grabbed 4.1 rebounds and handed out 4.3 assists. He’s 22.

Juwan Evans, a 6’1’ point guard out of Oklahoma State who’s currently listed at No. 37 on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 19.0 points, 6.5 assists while shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc. He’s been long linked to the Nets in mock drafts. He’s 20.

Frank Mason III, a 6’0” point guard out of Kansas, who is currently listed at No. 47 on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 20.9 points, 5.2 assists and shot 47.1 percent from deep for a 31-5 team. First team All-American and winner of the Wooden Award. He’s 23.

Kobi Simmons, a 6’5” point guard, out of Arizona. Simmons is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft, after being ranked in the 55-to-60 range for weeks. A guy who has a spotty record with coaches, Simmons averaged 8.7 points and 2.0 assists, being confined to the bench at season’s end. He’s 19.

JeQuan Lewis, a 6’1” point guard out of Virginia Commonwealth who is not listed on the Draft Expess mock draft. He averaged 15.7 points, shooting 36.7 percent from three point land. He also averaged 4.5 assists. He is 22.

Tarik Phillip, a 6’3” combo guard out of West Virginia who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. A native of Brooklyn, he averaged 9.5 points, 3.0 assists and shot 37.9 percent from beyond the arc. He is 23.

London Perrantes, a 6’2” point guard out of Virginia who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 12.7 points, 3.7 assists and shot 37.9% from three. He is 22.

Dallas Moore, a 6’1” point guard out of University of North Florida who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 23.5 points, 3.7 assists and shot 37.9 percent from deep. A teammate of Beau Beech’s at UNF, he was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year after both his junior and senior seasons in 2016 and 2017. He’s 22.

J.J. Frazier, a 5’10”, 139-pound point guard out of Georgia who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. The shortest player the Nets have worked out, he averaged 19.2 points and 4.1 assists, but shooting only 31.7 percent from three. He’s 21.

SWINGMEN

Semi Ojeleye, a 6’7” small forward out of SMU. He’s listed at No. 25 on Draft Express latest mock draft. A powerful (235 pounds) swingman who played some power forward as well, he averaged 19.0 points and 6.9 rebounds. He shot 42.4 percent from deep. He’s 22.

Terrance Ferguson, a 6’7” shooting guard who went directly from high school to the Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s NBL. Draft Express tags him at No. 27 on its latest mock draft. So does Chad Ford. He didn’t play a lot down under, averaging 4.6 points and shooting 31 percent from deep in 15 minutes per game. He’s seen as a 3-and-D specialist. He’s 19.

Wesley Iwundu, a 6’7” shooting guard out of Kansas State who’s listed at No. 40 on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 13.0 points, shot 37.9 percent from deep, and averaged 6.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists. He is 22.

Josh Hart, a 6’6” shooting guard out of Villanova, who’s currently listed at No. 42 on the Draft Express mock draft. An NCAA champion in 2016 and Big East champion in 2017. First team All-American and both Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the Big East, he finished his four year career averaging 18.7 points this year along with 6.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.6 steals. He’s 22.

Dillon Brooks, a 6’7” swingman out of Oregon who’s listed at No. 44 on the Draft Express mock draft. One of four Ducks who could get drafted on June 22, he averaged 16.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists. The PAC-12 Player of the Year, he shot 40.4 percent from three for the Final Four Ducks. He’s 20.

Tyler Dorsey, a 6’5” shooting guard out of Oregon, who’s currently listed at No. 48 on the Draft Express mock draft. The leader of the Ducks’ Final Four team, averaging 14.7 points, shooting a mean 42.4 percent from beyond the arc. A Greek citizen, he’s 21.

Devin Robinson, a 6’8” small forward out of Florida who’s listed at No. 51 on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 11.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and shot 39.1 percent from three. He is 22.

Davon Reed, a 6’6” swingman out of Miami who is currently listed at No. 53 on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 14.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists. He shot 39.7 percent from three point range. He’s 22.

Sindarius Thornwell, a 6’6” shooting guard out of South Carolina who’s projected at No. 59, by Draft Express. He was the engine that drove SC’s run to the Final Four, averaging 21.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists. He shot 39.2 percent from deep. He’s 22.

L.J. Peak, a 6’5” shooting guard out of Georgetown who is not listed on the most recent Draft Express mock draft, where he had been in the low 50’s until recently. He averaged 16.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists, shooting 32.7 percent from deep. He’s 21.

Kris Jenkins, a 6’6” small forward out of Villanova who is not listed in the Draft Express mock draft. The man who hit the shot to win the 2016 NCAA championship, he averaged 13.1 points and shot 38 percent from beyond the arc, taking nearly seven shots per game. He’s 23.

Jamel Artis, a 6’7” small forward out of Pitt who’s not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 18.9 points, shooting 39.2 percent from three point range. He’s 24.

Milton Doyle, a 6’3” shooting guard out of Loyola Chicago who’s not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. A transfer from Kansas, Doyle averaged 15.3 points, shooting 37.5 percent from three. He also averaged 4.4 assists. He’s 23.

Bryce Alford, a 6’3” combo guard out of UCLA where he was paired in the backcourt with Lonzo Ball. He is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 15.5 points, 2.6 assists and 2.5 rebounds, shooting 43 percent from three. He’s the son of Steve Alford, the UCLA head coach. He’s 24.

Peter Jok, a 6’6” shooting guard out of Iowa. A native of Sudan, Jok is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 19.9 points, shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc. He won the 2017 College Three-Point Shooting contest at the 2017 Final Four. He’s 23.

Damyean Dotson, a 6’5” shooting guard out of Houston who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 17.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and shot 44.2 percent from deep. He’s 23. Named MVP of the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a camp for college seniors.

Antonius Cleveland, a 6’6” shooting guard out of Southeast Missouri State who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 16.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and shot 40 percent from deep. He’s 23.

Stephen Vasturia, a 6’6” shooting guard out of Notre Dame who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 13.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists, while shooting 35.8 percent from deep and 91 percent, a school record, from the free throw line. He’s 22.

Rashawn Thomas, a 6’8” small forward out of Texas A&M Corpus Christie, who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 22.8 points, grabbed 8.9 rebounds and shot 38.9 percent form three point range. He holds the all-time scoring record at TAMCC. He’s 22.

Melo Trimble, a 6’4” shooting guard out of Maryland who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 17.5 points, 3.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds, shooting 31.7 percent from deep. He’s 22.

Malcolm Hill, a 6’6” small forward out of Illinois who’s not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 17.6 points and 5.2 rebounds, shooting 35.8 percent from deep. He’s 21.

POWER FORWARDS/STRETCH 4’S

Tyler Lydon, a 6’10” stretch 4 out of Syracuse who’s listed at No. 28 on the Draft Express mock draft, having dropped after leading the NBA Draft Combine in percentage of body fat. He averaged 13.2 points and 8.6 rebounds, shooting 52.3 percent overall, 39.2 percent from deep, and 83.6 from the stripe. He’s 21.

Kyle Kuzma, a 6’10” power forward out of Utah who’s currently list at No. 31 on the Draft Express mock draft. A mobile big man, Kuzma averaged 16.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists. He hit 32.1 percent of his three’s. He’s 21.

Jordan Bell, a 6’9” power forward out of Oregon who’s currently listed at No. 34 on the Draft Express mock draft. He was a do-it-all big at Oregon, where he averaged 11.0 points and 8.7 rebounds. In the national semi-finals, he has 13 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks against UNC. He’s 22.

Caleb Swanigan, 6’9” power forward out of Purdue who’s currently listed at No. 39 on the Draft Express mock draft. A big man at 250 pounds, Swanigan can also pop from the outside, hitting 44.7 percent of his three’s. He averaged 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He’s 20.

Cameron Oliver, a 6’9” power forward out of Nevada who’s currently listed at No. 52 on the Draft Express mock draft. One of the few forwards with a near 40” max vertical (39.4”) and near 40 percent shooting average from three (38.4 percent), Oliver averaged 16.0 points and 8.7 rebounds. He’s 20.

Jaron Blossomgame, a 6’7” forward out of Clemson, who’s listed at No. 56 on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 17.7 points and 6.3 rebounds and was Most Improved Player in the ACC a year ago. He’s 24, second oldest player in the Draft.

Kennedy Meeks, a 6’10” power forward out of North Carolina who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 12.3 points and 9.4 rebounds for the NCAA champions, shooting 54.7 percent overall. Reportedly did well in his workout. He’s 22.

Amile Jefferson, a 6’9” power forward out of Duke who’s not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. No Duke player played in more games —150— than Jefferson whose teams went 124-26. He averaged 10.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks, but never took a three point shot in four years. He’s 24.

Rolands Smits, a 6’10” stretch 4 out of Latvia, who played last season for Fuenlabrada in Spain. He is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 7.5 points and 3.9 rebounds and shot 28 percent from deep. He’s 21.

JaCorey Williams, a 6’8” power forward out of Middle Tennessee who’s not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 17.1 points and 7.4 rebounds, but shot only 15.4 percent from three point range. He’s 23.

Jake Wiley, a 6’7” power forward out of Eastern Washington, who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 21.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and shot 71.4 percent from three. One of the top athletes in the draft. He’s 22.

Jimmy Hill, a 6’8” power forward out of Kent State who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 18.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists. He is not a three point shooter. He’s 23 and a native of Brooklyn.

Luke Petrasek, a 6’10” power forward out of Columbia who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 15.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and shot 36.5 percent from three. A native of Long Island, he’s 21.

Erik McCree, a 6’8” power forward out of Louisiana Tech who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 17.7 points, 9.1 rebounds and shot 37.2 percent from deep. He’s 23.

Isaiah Hicks, a 6’8” power forward out of North Carolina who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. The ACC Sixth Man of the Year, Hicks averaged 11.6 points and 5.4 points for the national champions. He’s 22.

Alpha Kaba, a 6’10” power forward out of Mega Vizura and France who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 9.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and hit 33.3 percent of his shots from deep. He’s 21.

Jordan Washington, a 6’8” forward out of Iona who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. A native of Newark, Washington averaged 18 points and 7.6 rebounds. He is not a three-point shooter. He’s 23.

CENTERS

Harry Giles, a 6’11” center out of Duke who’s listed at No. 26 in the Draft Express mock draft. Once penciled in for a top spot if not the top spot in 2017 Draft, multiple ACL surgeries have hurt his standing. After his latest surgery, Giles averaged 3.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in heavily monitored minutes.

Tony Bradley, a 6’11” center/power forward out of North Carolina who’s listed at No. 32 on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 6.9 points and 5.1 rebounds in 14 minutes for the national champions. He’s 19.

Thomas Bryant, a 6’11” center/power forward out of Indiana who’s currently listed at No. 35 in the Draft Express mock draft. Blessed with a 7’6” wingspan and a 33” max vertical, Bryant played center at Indiana. He averaged 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds, shooting 38.3 percent from three. He’s 19.

Chance Comanche, a 6’11” center/power forward out of Arizona who’s not listed on the Draft Express mock draft but had been at various points. Athletic, Comanche found it hard to get minutes but finished with 6.3 points, 3.6 rebounds in 18 minutes. He’s 21.

Ismael Bako, a 6’11” center out of Leuven in Belgium who’s not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. He averaged 8.0 points and four rebounds in 20 minutes a game for the Leuven Bears. A member of the Belgian national team, he’s 21.

Isaac Humphries, a 7’0” center out of Kentucky and Cairns, Australia who’s not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. A traditional center, Humprhies averaged 2.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in limited minutes. A member of the Australian national team, he’s 19.

Amida Brimah, a 7’0” center out of UConn and Ghana who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. With 7’6 1/2” wingspan, Brimah is a lobs-and-blocks guy. He averaged 7.6 rebounds, 6.2 rebounds and 2.7 blocks. He was a member of the UConn 2014 national champions. He is 23.

Moses Kinsley, a 6’9” center/power forward out of Arkansas who is not listed on the Draft Express mock draft. With a nearly 7’3” wingspan, he too is a lobs-and-blocks guy. He averaged 12.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.6 blocks. A native of Nigeria, he’s 22. Although he took only a few (14) three pointers, he made nearly 44 percent of them.

DROPPED OUT AFTER WORKING OUT

Hamidou Diallo, 6’5” shooting guard from Kentucky (and Queens)

Rawle Alkins, a 6’4” shooting guard from Arizona (and Brooklyn)

Omer Yurtseven, a 7’0” center/power forward from North Carolina State

Andrew Jones, a 6’5” point guard from Texas.

Elie Okopo, a 6’2” point guard out of Pau Orthez in France.

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If you know any others, let us know. For example, if you run into a buddy at Newark Airport who’s waiting for an Uber to Brooklyn, note it in comments. Thanks!