Mar 7, 2015; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers guard Josh Richardson (1) brings the ball up court against South Carolina Gamecocks guard Duane Notice (10) at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
The Memphis Grizzlies brought in another group of NBA hopefuls for pre-Draft workouts on June 11th–the most intriguing group yet.
Allow Beale Street Bears to delve into it.
Today’s group of NBA hopefuls with the Memphis Grizzlies included the following names:
- Josh Richardson — guard (Tennessee)
- Tyler Harvey — guard (Eastern Washington)
- Andrew Harrison — guard (Kentucky)
- Terry Rozier — guard (Louisville)
- Ryan Harrow — guard (Georgia State)
- Corey Hawkins — guard (California Davis)
These are some more intriguing names than those in the last few groups of pre-Draft workout of the past couple of weeks. Now we are getting somewhere, Grizz Nation. Not only am I starting to see signs of whom the Memphis Grizzlies may select with the 25th overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft, but I still have a strong feeling that they will be looking to make a deal for at least one second round pick.Mar 21, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Massachusetts Minutemen guard Chaz Williams (3) falls in the floor against Tennessee Volunteers forward Jarnell Stokes (5) and guard Josh Richardson (1) in the second half of a men
I find it very interesting that they brought in Josh Richardson in yet again. Yes, this is his second pre-Draft workout with the Memphis Grizzlies in the FedEx Forum. He did play at the University of Tennessee, so he has those Tennessee ties to the organization; however, I think the Grizzlies’ interest may be more serious than liking him solely for locality. He is a 6’6″ guard and he may be able to bring the effort and intensity that the Grizzlies thrive upon.
Could it be back-to-back seasons that the Memphis Grizzlies select a player from UT? If you do not fully remember, the Memphis Grizzlies took Jarnell Stokes, having completed three collegiate seasons at Tennessee, with the 35th overall pick (5th pick in the second round).
Additionally, the Grizz received a solid look at Andrew Harrison–one of the Kentucky Wildcats’ prized players of the past two seasons. Another player taking part today included a UK foe–the Louisville Cardinals’ Terry Rozier–highly regarded as a late-first round selection in this year’s NBA Draft.
Will the Memphis Grizzlies select a guard once again in the first round? They very well may if Friday’s pre-Draft workouts have any indication. They utilized a strong list of prospects in the process, too.
Looking for a recap of today’s pre-Draft workouts? Look no further.
Stay tuned to Beale Street Bears for the latest news and info regarding the Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA Draft decisions!
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