Cowbell Kingdom 2012 Draft Profiles: Robbie Hummel, Mike Scott & Co.

After taking the weekend off, the Sacramento Kings continued the pre-draft process today. Surprisingly, none of the players they brought in were viable candidates for the No. 5 pick. But just like most of last week, Monday’s workout featured a bevy of big men.

Guards

Kyle Fogg ‚Äď Arizona

If there’s one skill that will transfer well for Fogg to the next level, it’s his defense. ¬†The Arizona point guard was considered the Wildcats’ best perimeter defender and was named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team in his final season in Tucson. ¬†He lacks a consistent jump shot, but shot a solid 44.4 percent from deep in his senior season. ¬†He is not ranked among Draft Express’ top 100 prospects

Measurements:

  • Height: 6′ 2″¬†w/o shoes, 6′ 1.5″¬†w/shoes
  • Weight: 183 lbs.
  • Wingspan: 6′ 9.5″

Testing:

  • Standing Vertical: 32.8″
  • Lane Agility: 10.86 sec.
  • 3/4 Court Sprint: 3.26 sec.

Devoe Joseph¬†‚Äď Oregon

Joseph started his career playing for Tubby Smith at Minnesota, but transferred after three seasons ¬†because of¬†off-the-court issues that plagued him as a Gopher. Joseph made the move to Oregon and earned an opportunity to shine as a scorer. ¬†In his lone season as a Duck, Joseph averaged 16.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting from the field. ¬†He’s an undersized two-guard who’ll have to learn how to play point at the next level. ¬†Joseph is ranked 86th among Draft Express’ top 100 prospects.

Measurements:

  • Height: 6′ 2.5″¬†w/o shoes
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Wingspan:¬†6’6.5″

Testing:

  • Standing Vertical: 27.3″
  • Lane Agility: 11.41 sec.
  • 3/4 Court Sprint: 3.20 sec.

Centers/Forwards

Robbie Hummel¬†‚Äď Purdue

Projecting Hummel’s NBA prospects is a difficult proposition. ¬†The former Boilermaker has had most of his athleticism robbed from him due to injuries, which include two torn ACLs and lower back issues. ¬†However, Hummel knows his limitations and played to his strengths in his final years at Purdue. ¬†He has good basketball IQ and shoots the ball well for a big man. ¬†In his last season at Purdue, Hummel shot roughly 38-percent from beyond the three-point arc. ¬†He ranked 82nd among Draft Express’ top 100 prospects.

Measurements:

  • Height: 6′ 7.25″¬†w/o shoes, 6′ 8.5″¬†w/shoes
  • Weight: 218 lbs., 9.4% body fat
  • Wingspan: 8′ 6″
  • Standing Reach:¬†8′ 6″

Testing:

  • Standing Vertical: 27.5″
  • Running Vertical: 30″
  • Bench Press: 13 rep max
  • Lane Agility: 11.56 sec.
  • 3/4 Court Sprint: 3.41 sec.

Wesley Witherspoon¬†‚ÄstMemphis

Along with Tyreke Evans, Witherspoon was part of John Calipari’s last recruiting class at Memphis before he bolted for Kentucky. ¬†At one point, the Tigers forward was considered a potential first-round draft pick, but a tough junior year marred by injury and lackluster play derailed his hopes. ¬†In his final two seasons at Memphis, Witherspoon came off the bench as a reserve. ¬†He’s ranked 94th among Draft Express’ top 100 prospects.

Measurements:

  • Height: 6′ 7.5″¬†w/o shoes
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Wingspan: 6′ 10″

Testing:

  • Standing Vertical: 29.3″
  • Lane Agility: 11.17 sec.
  • 3/4 Court Sprint: 3.41 sec.

Mike Scott¬†‚Äď Virginia

Like Hummel, Scott faced injury woes, redshirting his senior year due to a surgically repaired ankle.  But in his last year at UVA, the Cavalier power forward had a career-season, averaging 18 points per game while shooting 57.7 percent from the field.  He is capable of scoring in the post or facing up.  Out of the players the Kings worked out today, Scott is the only prospect projected to be drafted.  He is likely a mid-second round pick.

Measurements:

  • Height: 6′ 7.25″¬†w/o shoes, 6′ 8.75″¬†w/shoes
  • Weight: 241 lbs., 10.6% body fat
  • Wingspan: 6 10.75″
  • Standing Reach:¬†8′ 8″

Testing:

  • Standing Vertical: 27″
  • Running Vertical: 32.5″
  • Bench Press: 14 rep max
  • Lane Agility: 11.59 sec.
  • 3/4 Court Sprint: 3.44 sec.

Robert Sacre – Gonzaga

Standing close to 7’0″, Sacre possesses legitimate NBA center size. ¬†Offensively, he is not very polished due to a lack of explosiveness in the post. ¬†For a big man, he is also not a very good rebounder. ¬†In his last two seasons at Gonzaga, Sacre averaged just 6.3 rebounds per contest. ¬†Defensively, he does have some good instincts as a team and man-to-man defender. ¬†Sacre is ranked 81st on Draft Express’ top 100 prospects.

Measurements:

  • Height: 6′ 10.75″¬†w/o shoes, 6′ 11.75″¬†w/shoes
  • Weight: 263 lbs., 7.7% body fat
  • Wingspan:¬†7′ 0.5″
  • Standing Reach:¬†8′ 11.5″

Testing:

  • Standing Vertical: 29″
  • Running Vertical: 30″
  • Bench Press: 17 rep max
  • Lane Agility: 11.91 sec.
  • 3/4 Court Sprint: 3.42 sec.

Post-workout Notes

  • Hummel suffered two ACL tears to his right knee. ¬†He talked about making adjustments on offense due to his lack of mobility. ¬†“I think coming back, you look at it…during the season I wasn’t as explosive, I wasn’t as quick, wasn’t able to get off the floor as well, so I had to score in other ways.” ¬†Hummel said he feels he’s close to being 100 percent.
  • Hummel says he sees himself playing either forward positions at the next level. ¬†He sees himself fitting in the mold of a Jared Dudley.
  • Scott on playing against the tough competition of the ACC: “Just playing against a lot of bigger defenders. ¬†Our center last season broke ¬†his ankle and he was a 7’0 center, which pushed me to the center spot to play 5, so I had to play the (Miles) Plumlees, (Tyler) Zeller, (John) Henson, Florida State’s (bigs). ¬†I’m just used to playing against bigger defenders and having them guard me.”
  • Scott said he lost about 20 pounds and cut down his body fat going into his senior year. ¬†His improved health following a nagging left ankle injury helped him finish out his UVA career with a bang.


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