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Trail Blazers Pre-Draft Workouts For June 20

06/20/13
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    The Portland Trail Blazers will host a pre-draft workout at the team's practice facility featuring the following players: Steven Adams (Pittsburgh), Rudy Gobert (France), Arsalan Kazemi (Oregon), Ricky Ledo (Providence), Will Clyburn (Iowa State), and Jamelle Hagins (Delaware).



    STEVEN ADAMS

    Position: Center
    Height/Weight: 7-0 (2.13 m)/ 250 (113.4 kg)
    Birthdate: July 28, 1993 (Rotorua, New Zealand)
    High School: Notre Dame Prep (Fitchburg, Mass.)
    College: Pittsburgh

    An early entry candidate for the 2013 NBA Draft.

    Career Highlights:
    Named to the Big East All-Rookie Team as a freshman. Named Big East Preseason Rookie of the Year as a freshman. Started in all 32 of his career games played. Ranks first all-time in school history field goal percentage, second in blocked shots, and sixth in rebounds for freshman seasons.

    Freshman (2012-13): Played inall 32 games, ranking first on team in rebounds (6.3 rpg) and blocks (2.0 bpg). Ranked fifth in scoring with 7.2 points per game. Scored in double fig- ures in six of 32 games. Scored a career-high 16 points along with 10 rebounds against Bethune Cookman. Grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds along with eight points against Duquesne. Scored 13 points along with 11 rebounds in an NCAA Tournament game against Wichita State. Blocked a career-high five shots against South Florida.

    Strengths: Has superb size, length, and athleticism for a center. Efficient finisher. Excellent offensive rebounder. Versatile and dynamic defender. Has a very high ceiling.

    Personal: Son of Sid Adams. One of 18 siblings, six of whom played basketball for New Zealand. All of his brothers stand around 6-10 to 6-11 and his sisters 6-5 to 6-6. Half-sister is 2008 Olympic champion and three-time world champion in the shot put.



    RUDY GOBERT
    Position: Forward/Center
    Height/Weight: 7-1 (2.15 m)/ 220 (100 kg)
    Birthdate: June 26, 1992 (Saint-Quentin, France)
    Team: Cholet (France)

    An early entry candidate for the 2013 NBA Draft.
    Career Highlights: Has played his entire career in his native France with club team Cholet. Made his Pro A debut in 2010-11 and currently is in his second full season in the league. Has represented France in international play at the youth level. Helped it finish second at the 2012 U-20 European Championship. Averaged 7.6 points, 7.0 boards and 3.9 blocks (tops in the tournament) in 24.0 minutes per game. Led France to a third-place finish at the 2011 U-20 Euros, averaging 5.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks (fourth in tournament) in 18.8 minutes. At the 2010 U-20 Euros, averaged 9.2 points, 9.0 rebounds (fifth) and 1.7 blocks (fourth).

    2012-13: Playing with Cholet, currently is averaging 8.3 points and 5.2 rebounds in 22.2 minutes through his first 26 appearances in France Pro A. Shooting 72.3 percent from the field, tops in league. Also leads the league in blocks (1.77 bpg), edging out Alexis Ajinca (1.61) and Shelden Williams (1.21). Second in the league in dunks per game (1.65). Ranks 15th in the league in offensive rebounds per game (1.96). Had nine points (4-5 FGs), six rebounds, two assists and one block in 16 minutes in the French League All-Star Game. Has made three appearances in Eurocup competition, averaging 5.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 10.4 minutes.

    2011-12:In France Pro A with Cholet, averaged 4.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 13.4 min- utes per game. Shot 76.0 percent from the field. Fourth in the leagues in blocks (1.3 bpg) and 10th in dunks (1.04). In six Eurocup appearances with Cholet, averaged 2.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 13.8 minutes per game..

    2010-11: Appeared in one game with Cholet’s senior team, seeing 13 minutes of playing time in his Pro A debut and registering six points, five rebounds and one steal. Spent the majority of the season with Cholet’s junior team, averaging 14.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.2 steals in 29 games.

    Strengths: Excellent shotblocker. Uses his superb length and speed to finish around the rim. Understands role.



    ARSALAN KAZEMI
    Full Name: Arsalan Kazemi Naeini
    Position: Forward
    Height/Weight: 6-7 (2.01 m)/ 226 (102.5 kg)
    Birthdate: April 22, 1990 (Esfahan, Iran)
    High School: The Patterson School (Lenoir, N.C.)
    College: Oregon

    Career Highlights: His 963 career rebounds in just three seasons ranks third all-time at Rice. Also ranks second in free throws (421), third in blocks (84) and fourth in steals (154). Was Rice’s leading rebounder in 80 of his 95 appearances.

    Senior (2012-13): Led the Ducks and ranked third in the conference with 9.6 rebounds per game in his lone season at Oregon. Honorable Mention All-Pac-12. Second in the conference in steals (2.2 spg) and paced Oregon with eight double-doubles. Became the first Duck ever to be named to the Pac-12 All- Defensive team.

    Junior (2011-12): Posted 12.1 points and 10.3 rebounds (17th in the nation). One of only 21 D-I players to average a double-double. Ranked 11th nationally in double-doubles (18) and 30th in steals per game (2.1). His 69 steals led C-USA and ranked third all-time at Rice. Led the Owls with 48 dunks and 14 charges drawn. Named to the All-Conference USA Second Team as well as All-District by the USBWA and NABC.

    Sophomore (2010-11): Only player in C-USA to average a double-double at 15.2 points and 11.0 rebounds. Seventh in the nation in rebounding and 11th in double-doubles (18). Chosen Second-Team All-Conference USA, NABC All-District Second Team, and USBWA All-District 7. Received the USBWA’s Most Courageous Award during the Final Four. His 351 rebounds ranked second in Rice history. Scored 123 second-chance points and drew 22 charges. Went to the free throw line 271 times, second-most in Rice history.

    Freshman (2009-10): A Conference USA All-Freshman Team pick. Ranked second in Conference USA in rebounding (9.1 rpg) while also averaged 10.3 points. Set a Rice freshman record with 272 total rebounds. Had nine double-doubles. Set new Rice freshman records by making 100-of-164 free throw attempts.

    Strengths: Team player with a willingness to do the dirty work. Competes defensively. High-energy rebounder. Creates second-chance points. Takes charges, deflects passes and forces turnovers. Terrific intangibles.

    Personal:
    The first Iranian-born player to compete in NCAA Division I men's basketball.



    RICKY LEDO
    Full Name: Ricardo Ledo
    Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 6-7 (2.01 m)/ 195 (88.5 kg)
    Birthdate: September 10, 1992 (Providence, R.I.)
    From: South Kent (South Kent, Conn.)
    College: Providence

    An early entry candidate for the 2013 NBA Draft.

    Career Highlights:
    A Jordan Brand All-American in 2012 as a senior at South Kent. Considered the No. 6 recruiting prospect in the country by Rivals.com.

    Freshman (2012-13): Ineligible to play in games as a Providence freshman but was allowed to practice with the team as a result of an NCAA ruling.

    High School: Attended the South Kent School in South Kent, Conn. Averaged 23.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in 2012 at South Kent. Named a Jordan All-American and 2012 SLAM High School Third- Team All-American. Scored seven points on 3-of-12 shooting and 1-of-5 three-pointers in 20 minutes at the Jordan Brand Classic. Added five rebounds and two assists. Also selected to play in the All-American Championship high school all-star game. Teaming with Kentucky signee Nerlens Noel and other top recruits, registered 15 points, four assists, three steals and six turnovers in 20 minutes. Converted 6-of- 12 field goals and 3-of-6 three-pointers. Ranked the No. 5 shooting guard and No. 17 overall prospect by Scout.com. Listed as the No. 2 shooting guard and No. 6 overall prospect according to Rivals.com. Ranked No. 6 shooting guard and No. 21 overall prospect by ESPN.com. Scored 31 points in the National Prep Championship Quarterfinals vs. Tilton his senior year at South Kent. Registered 37 points vs. La Jolla Prep in the National Prep Showcase in November 2011. Scored 39 points and collected 13 rebounds in a loss in the first round of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council AAA play- offs to end his high school career. As a junior, tallied 30 points vs. Hargrave Military Academy in the National Prep Showcase in November 2010. Registered 27 points including seven three-pointers playing for the Expressions Elite AAU club in a victory over the Connecticut Basketball Club in the Providence Jamfest.

    Strengths: A talented scorer with an aggressive offensive mentality. Has range on his jumpshot. Good scorer off the dribble from mid-range. Big body at guard who can absorb contact and still finish plays.

    Personal: Lists Kobe Bryant as his favorite athlete. Footage of Ledo battling John Wall in a game at Reebok headquarters has accumulated over 90,000 views since it was posted in the summer of 2012.



    WILL CLYBURN
    Full Name: William Dalen Clyburn
    Position: Guard/Forward
    Height/Weight: 6-7 (2.01 m)/ 210 (95.3 kg)
    Birthdate: May 17, 1990 (Detroit)
    High School: Romulus HS (Detroit)
    College: Iowa State

    Career Highlights: Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and All-Big 12 Second-Team as an Iowa State senior.

    Senior (2012-13): Made his debut with Iowa State after sitting out the 2011-12 season as a redshirt transfer from Utah. Led the Cyclones and ranked seventh in the Big 12 in scoring (14.9 ppg) and sixth in rebounding (6.8 rpg). One of two Big 12 players in the top seven in both scoring and rebounding. Selected Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, All-Big 12 Second- Team, Big 12 All-Rookie Team, USBWA and NABC All-District, and Reese’s College All-Star Game MVP. Had seven 20-point games, five against Big 12 opponents. Posted seven dou- ble-doubles. Made 149 free throws to rank 13th all-time on ISU’s single-season chart. Won Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors four times. Registered 21 points and a career-high 15 boards at UNLV. Posted a career-high 32 points vs. BYU. Had 24 and 10 in ISU’s win over No. 11 KSU. Recorded 28 points and 10 boards vs. Baylor.

    Junior (2010-11): At Utah, earned Second-Team All-Mountain West honors and First-Team NABC All-District 17 accolades after leading squad in scoring (17.1 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg). Ranked third in conference in both scoring and rebounding and ranked 92nd nationally in scoring. Also led the team in threes (62), three-point percentage (.403) and steals (34). Scored in double figures in 26 of 30 games and tallied 11 20-point games..

    Sophomore (2009-10): Led the Iowa Community College Athletic Association (ICCAC) in scoring (19.6 ppg) and rebounding (8.7 rpg) in his final season at Marshalltown Community College. Earned First-Team All-ICCAC honors and First-Team All-Region XI accolades. Scored 54 points vs. Southeastern CC (18-of-26 FG).

    Freshman (2008-09): Averaged 15.1 points and 6.3 rebounds for Mashalltown. Honorable Mention All-ICCAC.

    Strengths:Terrific size, fluidity and versatility. Puts the ball on the floor with ease. Able to stick his nose in traffic and rebound. Has many of the attributes NBA teams look for in wings.

    Personal: Averaged 10.7 points per game as a senior at Romulus High School.



    JAMELLE HAGINS
    Full Name: Jamelle William Hagins
    Position: Forward
    Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.06 m)/ 235 (106.6 kg)
    Birthdate: October 19, 1990 (Bluefield, W. Va.)
    High School: William Fleming HS (Roanoke, Va.)
    College: Delaware

    Career Highlights: Ranks first in school history in rebounds with 1,078, blocks with 292, games played with 124, and consecutive games started with 108. Ranks third in school history with 36 double-doubles and 19th with 1,184 points scored. Named CAA Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Earned Second Team All-CAA honors as a senior and junior. Named to the CAA All-Defensive Team as a sopho- more.

    Senior (2012-13):Ranked first on team in rebounds (10.7 rpg) and blocks (2.4 bpg) along with third in scoring (11.6 ppg). Scored in double figures in 23 of 33 games played. Scored a career-high 29 points along with 12 rebounds against Temple. Grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds along with 18 points against Lafayette. Scored 20 points along with 11 rebounds against UNC-Wilmington.

    Junior (2011-12): Ranked first on team in rebounds (11.1 rpg) and blocks (3.0 bpg) while ranking sec- ond in scoring (12.4 ppg). Scored in double figures in 22 of 32 games played. Scored a season-high 23 points along with 18 rebounds against James Madison. Scored 21 points along with a season-high 19 rebounds against Delaware State. Scored 21 points along with 18 rebounds against Hofstra.

    Sophomore (2010-11): Ranked first on team in rebounds (7.3 rpg) and blocks (3.0 bpg), and was third in scoring (8.4 ppg). Scored in double figures in 11 of 29 games played. Scored a season-high 17 points along with seven rebounds against Pennsylvania. Grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds along with nine points against William & Mary. Scored 14 points along with 11 rebounds against Rider.

    Freshman (2009-10): Averaged 5.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 22.0 minutes per game. Scored a sea- son-high 18 rebounds along with a season-high 13 rebounds against Delaware State. Scored 11 points along with 11 rebounds against Boston.

    Strengths: Good athlete with solid size, strength, and length. Great rebounder with a very high motor. Good finisher around the basket.

    Personal:
    Son of James Hagins and Mary Hankins. One of four children. Father played basketball at Bluefield College. Has not declared a major at Delaware.

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