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Jun 13

Pre-Draft Workout Two: Meet The Participants

By sarahhecht Posted in: 2011draft, draft2011
The Trail Blazers announced Monday afternoon the five attendees for the second pre-draft workout. On June 16th Jereme Richomond, Kyle Singler, Nikola Vucevic, Jeremy Tyler and Jon Leuer will workout at the Trail Blazers practice facility.

Get to know the prospects:

Jereme Richmond
is a 6-7 Forward from Illinois. Richmond averaged 7.6 ppg and 5.0 rebounds.. His freshman year he was named the Big Ten All-Freshman team. He declared for the draft after only one season at Illinois.

Read more about Richmond.

Kyle Singler is a 6-8 Forward from Duke University. Singler averaged 16.9 ppg and 6.8 rebounds. He holds the Duke records for games played, consecutive games played and minutes played. He is ranked fourth in points in Duke history and was named an AP Honorable Mention All-American. He was named First Team All-ACC for the second year in his senior season.

Read more
about Singler. And check out the Medford-born Singler “getting buckets.”

Nikola Vucevic
is a 6-10 Forward from USC. Vucevic averaged 17.1 ppg and 10.3 rebounds. He was named First Team All-PAC 10 and was fifth in the nation in double-doubles with 22.

Read more about Vucevic.

Jeremy Tyler
is a 6-10 Center from Tokyo Apache in Japan. Tyler averaged 9.9 ppg and 6.4 rebounds.  Tyler skipped his senior season of high school to play professionally in Japan.

Read more
about Tyler.

Jon Leuer is a 6-10 Forward from Wisconsin. Leuer averaged 18.3 ppg and 7.2 rebounds. He was named to the All-Big Ten First Team during his senior season. He ranks 12th in points scored in school history.

Read more about Leuer.

10 Comments

  1. Really excited to see how Vucevic and Tyler perform. I'm interested in seeing how Tyler looks since he's a young center and how much range Nikola has.

    by DHawes22 on 6/13/2011 1:37 PM
  2. Two guys on one team with names pronounced knee-co-lah... could get confusing. Haha.

    by sarahhecht on 6/13/2011 1:55 PM
  3. touche

    by Timothy James Folkman on 6/13/2011 2:00 PM
  4. correct me if im wrong but i thought Vucevic measured at 6-11 and 3/4 at the combine (basically 7 feet)

    by Timothy James Folkman on 6/13/2011 2:01 PM
  5. Could be, but he's listed as 6-10 on the NBA website.

    by sarahhecht on 6/13/2011 2:03 PM
  6. Hi Miss Sarah: two blogs in two days, I am delighted.

    I have been reading on the draft project, I am not great, but at least I can get an opinion.

    I have read and heard much on Nikola Vucevic, Is the other Nikola Batum? I call him batman to my friends anyway. I would call Nikola Vucevic the Vulcan, Isn't that what Spock was from star track?

    Anyway, Nikola Vucevic would probably be available at 21, I don't know if he would be the best at that place, but we could use him as a back up 4 or 5. What do you think? I know that is not your pick, but Kenneth Faried may not be available so you need a back-up plan. I know he can help us.

    by Hg on 6/13/2011 2:50 PM
  7. http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/draft/results/players/_/id/19626/nikola-vucevic

    I dont know how i feel about any of these guys. I really hope they are looking to trade the pick to get a proven player first. I agree with nate that we should be going after players in their "prime" or at least closer to it. That way we also know what we are getting. Call me crazy but two guys i would love to see join the blazers are Brandon Jennings and Michael Beasley. But if there are no good deals to be had then in the draft if we are stuck with the 21st pick i guess Darius Morris, Kenneth Faried, Donatas Motiejunas, and maybe Vucevic would be fine by me.

    by Timothy James Folkman on 6/13/2011 3:01 PM
  8. N.V. and K.S. are the real picks here.

    by mbmurr1 on 6/14/2011 9:41 AM
  9. Hg, i like your idea of Vucevic providing some depth at pf/c. that's the type of player i'd take. i'm also glad we're giving looks to Leuer and Tyler this week as well. this probably sounds a little gun shy but, given our recent injury history with big men, i'd rather see is prioritize a pf/c over a pg in this draft.

    by Kassandra on 6/14/2011 12:39 PM
  10. I really think 21 is too high for all of these players. I would, on the other hand, be stoked if Vucevic or Singler dropped to 51 kind of like how Patty dropped to us late in the 2nd round two years ago.

    by ClydeFrog on 6/14/2011 12:50 PM
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