Jun 20

Staying Up On The Sleepers

By caseyholdahl Posted in: 2011draft
Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports posts a list of 15 "sleepers" who may or may not hear their names called during the 2011 Draft on Thursday. It makes sense that the list would be so large considering this whole draft is a bit sleepy. I mean, Spears leads the article off by featuring Washington State's Klay Thompson (son of former Trail Blazers Mychal Thompson), and he's projected by many to go in the Top 10! As a general manager, you may need to shake yourself if you're still sleeping on a guy who's most likely to be selected in the late lottery.

One thing is for sure: the Trail Blazers won't be sleeping on any of the 15 players Spears lists as under the radar-type guys. Of the players on Spears' list, six have worked out at the practice facility. There's at least one other guy on the list who is on Spears' list who cancelled his workout and there are a few others, such as Thompson, who probably declined to come out to Portland due to the assumption that they'll be selected before the 21st pick.

If you're still sleeping on the players Spears listed, get awakened by watching said players discuss their workouts in Portland. You can also see some workout footage that you'll find nowhere else.

Darius Morris, Guard (Michigan)

Jimmy Butler, Forward (Marquette)

Josh Selby, Guard (Kansas)

Jeremy Tyler, Center (Tokyo Apache)

Nikola Vucevic, Center (USC).

Norris Cole, Guard (Cleveland State) -- his video will be up later today

You can see videos from every player who has come through Portland for predraft workouts over at the 2011 Draft Channel on And for even more non-video draft stuff, head over to the 2011 Draft Central.


  1. I would draft Norris Cole on his flat-top alone!

    by DHawes22 on 6/20/2011 1:52 PM
  2. I'm still looking at Vucevic.

    by Hg on 6/20/2011 2:31 PM
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