Sacramento Kings host two workouts tomorrow, including match-up between potential lottery picks

For a team with no front office in place, the Sacramento Kings have an impressive pre-draft workout planned tomorrow.  The Sacramento Kings announced this afternoon that they will be holding two pre-draft auditions on Saturday, including a morning session that will feature a head-to-head battle between Michael-Carter Williams of Syracuse and C.J. McCollum of Lehigh.  Both guards are projected to go in the top 10 in the latest ESPN.com mock draft by Chad Ford.

The list of tomorrow’s workouts, which will feature 12 players total, can be read down below.

Morning Workout

Michael Carter-Williams

  • Position: Guard
  • College: Syracuse
  • Height: 6-6
  • Weight: 184 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 7
  • Quick Breakdown:¬†Strong court vision, playmaking skills and elite size for the point guard position. ¬†Must improve decision-making, scoring ability and shooting stroke.

Solomon Hill

  • Position: Forward
  • College: Arizona
  • Height: 6-7
  • Weight: 226 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking:¬†77
  • Quick Breakdown:¬†Do-everything-kind-of wing. ¬†Developed his perimeter game this year for the Wildcats and has the ability put the ball on the floor.

Elijah Johnson

  • Position: Guard
  • College: Kansas
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 226 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 90
  • Quick Breakdown:¬†Incredible athleticism, in particular a very explosive leaper. ¬†Good court vision and is a speedy player. ¬†Sometimes lacks aggressiveness.

C.J. McCollum

  • Position: Guard
  • College: Lehigh
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 197 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 8
  • Quick Breakdown: ¬†Possesses a quick first step, good shooter and is at his best in transition. ¬†Strong rebounder, but isn’t overly athletic.

Peyton Siva

  • Position: Guard
  • College: Louisville
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 181 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 74
  • Quick Breakdown:¬†Has speed, explosive athleticism and is a strong lockdown defender. ¬†However, lacks ideal size for the point guard spot and is not particularly strong from the perimeter.

Tony Snell

  • Position: Forward
  • College: New Mexico
  • Height: 6-7
  • Weight: 181 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 35
  • Quick Breakdown:¬†Great catch-and-shoot two-guard and possesses good length for the position. ¬†Needs to get stronger and improve his ball handling.

Afternoon Workout

Tyler Brown

  • Position: Guard
  • College: Illinois State
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: Unranked
  • Quick Breakdown:¬†Combo guard with good size, court vision, explosiveness and scoring ability. ¬†Had an the off the court issue this year, which caused Illinois State to suspend him for “conduct¬†detrimental¬†to the team”.

James Ennis

  • Position: Forward
  • College: Long Beach State
  • Height: 6-7
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 58
  • Quick Breakdown:¬†Explosive athlete that’s also quick. ¬†Can shoot from long-range and is a solid defender. ¬†Ball handling could stand to improve and has¬†questionable¬†basketball IQ.

Abdul Gaddy

  • Position: Guard
  • College: Washington
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 195
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking:¬†137
  • Quick Breakdown:¬†True point guard that sees the floor well and has a high basketball IQ. ¬†Can shoot well and has respectable size for the one spot. ¬†Athleticism and strength are questionmarks.

Mark Lyons

  • Position: Guard
  • College: Arizona
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: Unranked
  • Quick Breakdown:¬†Good athleticism, length and ability to put pressure on the ball.

D.J. Stephens

  • Position: Forward
  • College: Memphis
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 188 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 60
  • Quick Breakdown:¬†Athleticism coupled with physical gifts such as great length. ¬†Has a high motor and can guard multiple positions. ¬†Is however a limited offensive player that’s somewhat undersized for his position.

Scott Wood

  • Position: Forward
  • College: North Carolina State
  • Height: 6-7
  • Weight: 177 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: Unranked
  • Quick Breakdown:¬†Good three-point shooter. ¬†Broke N.C. State’s school record for most 3-pointers in a career.

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