SACRAMENTO - The Kings will host their fourth group of six players for a predraft workout on Wednesday, the team announced. While the Kings have been busy scouting around the world, Vanderbilt’s Wade Baldwin is the first projected lottery prospect to visit Sacramento with the 2016 NBA Draft a little over a week away.
1) Zach Auguste - forward, 6’10”, 245 pounds, Notre Dame
A productive big man out of Notre Dame, Auguste improved every year with the Fighting Irish. The senior power forward finished his college career with a bang, averaging 14 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game while shooting 56 percent from the field.
2) Wade Baldwin - guard 6’4”, 194 pounds, Vanderbilt
Baldwin is a wild card. He’s slated to go anywhere from from 12 to the early 20’s in this year’s draft. With the lack of a defined draft class, Baldwin might be a stretch at No. 8, but not by much. At 6-foot-4, with a 6-foot-11.25 wingspan and a 38-inch vertical, Baldwin has great size and length at the point guard position. He averaged 14.1 points, 5.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds while dropping in 40.6 percent of his triples during his sophomore season at Vandy. This is the closest thing to a lottery pick the Kings have brought through Sacramento so far this draft season.
3) Egidijus Mockevicius - center, 6’10”, 237 pounds, Evansville
Like Auguste, Mockevicius showed marked improvement in all four years at Evansville. The senior big man posted 15.6 points, 14.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game for the Purple Aces last season, doing major damage in the Missouri West Conference.
4) Fred VanVleet - guard, 6’0”, 195 pounds, Wichita State
The 22-year-old point guard struggled with his shot in his senior season at Wichita State. After shooting 48.2 percent in his sophomore year and 43.1 percent as a junior, he managed to hit just 39.6 last season. He’ll need to show something special during workouts to sneak into the back half of the second round.
5) Eric McClellan - guard, 6’4”, 196 pounds, Gonzaga
After playing for both Tulsa and Vanderbilt early in his college career, the 23-year-old finished his final two years of eligibility at Gonzaga. As a senior, he averaged 10.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting from the field and 34.0 percent from deep.
6) Antwan Scott - guard 6’3”, 205 pounds, Colorado State
Another college vagabond, Scott played at Idaho and Grambling before settling in at Colorado State. He finished his career strong, averaging 16.4 points per game on 41.5 percent shooting from behind the arc. At 24-years-old, he’ll have a difficult time selling himself as a prospect.