NCAA Final Foes to Work Out For Wizards
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
The Washington Wizards will continue working out prospects for the June 28 NBA draft today at Verizon Center. Today's invitees are expected to include guard Daequan Cook (Ohio State), forward Michael Peeples (Fairleigh Dickinson), guard Dwight Brewington (Providence) and guard Lee Humphrey (Florida).
Cook and Humphrey, who squared off against each other in Florida's victory over Ohio State in the NCAA championship game, have the highest profiles of the day's draft candidates.
As Ohio State's sixth man, the 6-foot-5 Cook averaged 9.8 points. The 6-2 Humphrey started on Florida's back-to-back national championship teams and averaged 10.3 points and shot 45.9 percent last season.
Cook played well at the NBA pre-draft camp in Orlando and is projected to be taken in the second half of the first round.
Yesterday, the Wizards worked out forward Jared Dudley (Boston College), forward Curtis Sumpter (Villanova), forward Reyshawn Terry (North Carolina) and forward Avis Wyatt (Virginia State).
The 6-foot-10 Wyatt, who is from Petersburg, Va., is attempting to beat the odds by making the NBA out of a Division II school. Wyatt averaged 17 points and 7.2 rebounds last season and earned an invitation to the pre-draft camp in Orlando.
"A lot of people think I do not have a chance to make it because I played at a smaller school, but teams know when they see talent," said Wyatt, who also played center in college. "Whether you played at a Division I or Division II school, they are smart enough to recognize it."
The Wizards hold the 16th and 47th picks in this year's draft and will continue working out prospects in coming days.