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Europe: Scouted. Workouts: Back On.

| June 14, 2011

Category: Draft Talk


After spending a week scouting in Europe, the Milwaukee Bucks draft contingent is back in St. Francis today conducting another workout. As far as Bucks draft workouts have gone, this is likely to be the least glamourous of the bunch, with largely second round prospects venturing in today.

  • Blake Hoffarber – Guard – Minnesota
  • Casey Mitchell - Guard – West Virginia
  • Keaton Nankivil – Forward – Wisconsin
  • Mustapha Farrakahn - Guard – Virginia
  • Mychel Thompson - Forward – Pepperdine
  • Travele Jones – Forward – Texas Southern

Neither Draft Express or NBADraft.net has any of today’s workout participants penciled into the respective site’s mock draft.

That doesn’t mean you haven’t seen some of these guys before. Obviously Wisconsin native and Badger fan punching bag Keaton Nankivil rings a bell, but you’ve probably seen a lot more of Blake Hoffarber than you realize.  Remember this shot?

Not only an accomplished buzzer beater-er, Hoffarber holds the Golden Gopher three-point record, having hit 279 in his college career.


Nankivil tantalized and frustrated Badger fans over the past four years by being as passive as he was talented. But the 6-foot-8 forward made 42% of his threes in college. Given his weaknesses as a rebounder and general banger inside, Nankivil is virtually undraftable, but like many Badgers before him, could land a spot in the D-League next season and beyond.

Jeremy Schmidt writes the Milwaukee Bucks blog Bucksketball.com. Follow him on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

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