Shabazz Muhammad headlines Sacramento Kings’ Monday pre-draft workout

The Sacramento Kings have spent their last two workouts looking at some of the draft’s top point guard.  On Monday, their attention will shift to the wing.

The Kings announced this evening that six players will audition before team brass tomorrow, including UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad.  The 20-year-old wing came into college basketball last season as a heralded recruit.  But off-the-court issues, such as questions about his age and amateur eligibility, clouded his lone season in Westwood.

The list of tomorrow’s participants can be found down below.

Brandon Davies

  • Age: 23
  • Position: Forward
  • College: BYU
  • Height: 6-10
  • Weight: 242 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 72
  • Quick Breakdown: High-energy forward with explosive leaping ability, athleticism and a knack for rebounding.  Must get stronger and refine his offensive skills.

Elias Harris

  • Age: 21
  • Position: Forward
  • College: Gonzaga
  • Height: 6-7
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 79
  • Quick Breakdown: Physical player who runs the floor pretty well.  Quick, explosive and built like an NBA player.  Also a good rebounder, but not a particularly refined offensive player.  Not a strong shooter.

Shabazz Muhammed

  • Age: 20
  • Position: Forward
  • College: UCLA
  • Height: 6-6
  • Weight: 222 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 14
  • Quick Breakdown: Strong, physical player who can score without dominating the basketball.  Finishes well at the rim and has good slashing ability.  Must get better at shooting off the dribble, lacks elite athleticism and is a bit one dimensional.  Does his talent warrant the number of off-the-court distractions that have clouded his career?

Zeke Marshall

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Center
  • College: Akron
  • Height: 7-0
  • Weight: 235 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 84
  • Quick Breakdown:  Big man who uses his length to enhance his shot-blocking ability.  Uses size to establish position in the post, but does not have a refined offensive game.  Questions about his toughness.

Trevor Mbakwe

  • Age: 24
  • Position: Forward
  • College: Minnesota
  • Height: 6-8
  • Weight: 236 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: 59
  • Quick Breakdown: Plays physically and with high energy and is an intense rebounder.  However, undersized for the four spot and is old for his class.

Romero Osby

  • Age: 23
  • Position: Forward
  • College: Oklahoma
  • Height: 6-7
  • Weight: 230 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100 Ranking: Unranked
  • Quick Breakdown: Making the transition from power forward to small forward.  Working on tightening up his jump shot and ball-handling ability.  Old for his class, but doesn’t lack maturity because he’s married and has a child.


Jonathan Santiago
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