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6 more prospects set to work out for Nuggets Saturday

Harrison Wind Avatar
May 21, 2016


After hosting Josh Scott, Anthony ‘Cat’ Barber, Isaiah Cousins and others Friday, the Nuggets are bringing in an additional six prospects for a workout Saturday morning.

Just as Friday’s group featured projected second-round or undrafted college players, Saturday’s workout will be similar.

The Nuggets plan to bring in Ron Baker, Dillons Brooks, Robert Carter, Tyler Dorsey, Marcus Georges-Hunt and Shawn Long, all projected to either be drafted in the second-round, or not drafted at all this June.

Carter, a 6-foot-9 forward out of Maryland, is currently rated No. 44 overall by DraftExpress and averaged 12.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and over a block per game last season. At 22-years-old and a senior, Carter is seasoned at the college level and could make an impact for an NBA-team next season. He showed well at the NBA combine last week, especially in the 5-on-5 portion where according to DraftExpress, Carter “showed his versatile offensive skill set, knocking down pick and pop jumpers out to 3-point range, putting the ball on the deck, scoring with jump hooks in the post and competing defensively and on the glass.”

Carter still has a ways to go defensively and struggled with his weight at times in college, but should be considered a solid, second-round prospect moving towards the draft.

Baker, also a senior, is probably the most recognizable name of the bunch and starred at Wichita St. as a part of multiple NCAA tournament runs with the Shockers, but is projected to either go late in the second-round or completely undrafted. Baker is a knockdown shooter who hit threes at a 36.9 percent clip over his four-year career at Wichita St. He could slip onto a roster this summer as a specialist but doesn’t possess any other NBA-ready skills at the point.

The Nuggets are also bringing Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks, two Oregon prospects who are projected to go undrafted and will probably head back to school next year. Brooks was a Pac-12 first-team selection in 2015-16 and averaged 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. You might remember Brooks from the tournament in March where he launched a deep three at the buzzer against Duke with the game already decided, which Coach Mike Krzyzewski wasn’t too happy about.

Dorsey averaged 13.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, and was also named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team after his first year with the Ducks. Brooks worked out for the Pelicans earlier this week and Dorsey will work out with the Jazz on Sunday.

Long, 23, is an intriguing 6-foot-10 big man who can step out and hit from deep. He’s got versatile offensive skills and was one of the best rebounders in the country last season. The senior is coming off a productive year where he averaged 18.9 points and 12.9 rebounds for Louisianna-Lafayette.

From DraftExpress:

“Offensively, Long has terrific scoring instincts and can be considered a dual threat as an inside-out player, but he needs to improve in both aspects to be able to score consistently against better defenders. 25% of his offensive possessions were post-ups according to Synergy Sports Technology, but he is just an average scorer in these sets at 43.2%”

Georges-Hunt, a 22-year-old senior, is a 6-foot-5 guard out of Georgia Tech who averaged 16.7 points last season. He’s a gifted scorer who shot 45.4 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from 3-point range.

The deadline for college players to withdraw from the draft and keep their college eligibility is May 25.



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