Bucks bring in six perimeter players for a workout

C.J. Wilcox looks to pass (Photo: Bucks.com)
C.J. Wilcox looks to pass (Photo: Bucks.com)

The Bucks are looking at six perimeter players in a private team workout Tuesday, including four players from the top 100-ranked players according to DraftExpress.  Potential second-round picks from today’s workout include Jabari Brown, C.J. Wilcox, Joe Harris, and Lamar Patterson.

The Bucks own the #31, #36 and #48 picks in the upcoming June 26 draft, in addition to possessing the #2 overall pick in the draft.

Joe Harris

DraftExpress profile (#69 of top 100 prospects)

A four-year player from the University of Virginia, the 6’6″, 225 lb. Harris figures to be an undersized small forward as a pro.  As a senior, he attempts more threes (nearly five per game) than twos and converted them at a 40.0% clip.

He led the 2014 NBA Combine by making 30 of 37 of his attempts on midrange moving jump shots.

He is the reigning ACC Tournament MVP. Here’s a clip from his career-best game, a 36-point effort against Duke back in February 2013.

Jabari Brown

DraftExpress profile (#46)

The reigning SEC scoring champ averaged 19.9 points per game in his junior season before opting for the draft. Similarly to Harris, he averaged 5.6 attempts from three per game and converted them at a 41.0% rate. Like Harris, he performed well at the combine when competing in on-the-move jump shot drills.

At 6’3″ without shoes, Brown would be an undersized shooting guard at the NBA level.

Here’s a clip from a game this season that includes a thunderous dunk over Julius Randle:

C.J. Wilcox

DraftExpress profile (#42)

Of all the prospects in the workout, Wilcox is probably the one with the best physical measurements from the combine:  a 37.5 max  vertical leap and a nearly 6’10 wingspan, good numbers for a shooting guard.

He averaged 18.3 points per game as a senior, and he attempted over 7 three-pointers per game while making 39.1% of them. He also made 87.3% of his free throws this season.

Here is a clip from his sophomore season doing work against Marquette:

Lamar Patterson

DraftExpress profile (#68)

Patterson played five seasons at Pitt after earning a medical exemption for a freshman season cut short by an ankle injury. The 6’5″ swingman brings a lot of experience to the table, as well as a 6’11” wingspan and a terrific passing ability (4.3 assists as a 2-guard).  Here’s a sample of Patterson dishing:

Today’s other participants are Drew Crawford and Chris Crawford, a pair of four-year players from Northwestern and Memphis, respectively.

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