On June 16, the Denver Nuggets welcomed another group of prospects to town for pre-draft workouts.
Scottie Wilbekin, a 6’3″ point guard who played four years at Florida, averaged 13.1 points and 3.6 assists per game during his senior season, and he played a key role in leading the Gators to the 2014 Final Four. In speaking with the Denver media following his workout, Wilbekin talked about the similarities and differences between working out for different teams, the experience he brings to a team as a four-year player at the college level, and his first impressions of Denver:
Chris Udofia, a 6’6″ small forward who played for the University of Denver, averaged 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last year with the Pioneers. He is considered to be among the best passing big men in this year’s draft class. Udofia provided an update on how his broken wrist is healing, enjoying the opportunity to work out for the “local” NBA franchise, and how he compares with other prospects:
Trevor Wages, a 6’8″ center who played his college ball at Colorado School of Mines, led the Orediggers in scoring — at 13.7 points per game — and rebounding — at 9.4 boards per game — during his senior season. He’s a hometown kid who grew up in Littleton, Colorado. In speaking with the media, Wages talked about scoring the invite to workout for the Nuggets, working through some butterflies on the court during his first NBA tryout, and what it means to him to be recognized by his hometown squad:
In addition to Wilbekin, Udofia, and Wages, other players scheduled to workout in Denver today included Isaiah Armwood of George Washington, Davion Berry of Weber State, and Roscoe Smith of UNLV. All of the players attending the workouts today are probably being eyed as possible late-second round picks or undrafted free agents.
Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin is the only member of the group with whom I’m very familiar, and I think he’s the kind of gritty leader who can catch on in the NBA and contribute to whichever team picks him up. Do any of these players intrigue you, Nuggets fans? Share your thoughts in the comments below.