Draft Notes: Green Room, Mourning, Simon, Alexander-Walker

Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, R.J. Barrett, Darius Garland, De’Andre Hunter, Jarrett Culver, Coby White, Cam Reddish and Jaxson Hayes were the first nine prospects invited to sit in the Green Room at the NBA draft, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony tweets. There were no surprises on the list, as the first eight comprise Givony’s top 8 prospects and Hayes is ranked No. 11. The invites reinforce that all nine will be selected in the lottery and probably the top 10. Another 11 invites are expected to be made, Givony adds.

We have more draft news:

  • Trey Mourning has a workout lined up with the Heat, Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel tweets. Mourning, son of longtime Heat star Alonzo Mourning, averaged 6.3 PPG for Georgetown last season. The 6’9” forward previously visited the Wizards and Kings, Winderman adds.
  • Guard Justin Simon (St. John’s) will work out for the Thunder on Thursday, Adam Zagoria of the New York Times tweets.
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Givony’s No. 22 overall prospect, worked out for the Pistons on Friday, Rod Beard of the Detroit News tweets. The combo guard, who averaged 16.2 PPG and 4.0 APG for Virginia Tech last season, has already visited the Hornets and Celtics, Beard adds.
  • Point guard Tremont Waters, Givony’s No. 49 overall prospect, will visit the Pacers and Spurs, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington tweets. Waters will probably not do any on-court work as he’s still rehabbing a right ankle sprain suffered at the NBA combine, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post tweets.
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5 thoughts on “Draft Notes: Green Room, Mourning, Simon, Alexander-Walker

  1. Guest617

    summer league shud be interesting – good opportunity to see which GM made the wrong choice… hello knicks

  2. Nebraska Tim

    I think Alexander-Walker has a chance to be a solid pro. His cousin had a great rookie year, and having that connection should help him be better prepared for the NBA grind.

  3. hoosierhysteria

    Better to watch kids that weren’t drafted kick the tails of top draft picks.

  4. hiflew

    I wish they would only invite those 11 to the draft. Television (specifically ESPN) focuses WAY too much on prospects that slide further than expected. Just imagine your most disappointing day at the age of 19, now imagine cameras there and people interviewing you while bringing up your pain every five minutes. They are vultures.

    • GoldenJabs

      I’m pretty sure everyone reading this right now would love to have that “problem”.

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