As the 2015 NBA Draft now sits under one month away, former St. John's guard Phil Greene IV became the first Red Storm graduating senior to schedule some NBA workouts today.
The 6'2" guard from Chicago, Illinois worked out for the Philadelphia 76ers earlier today, according to reports, making St. John's fans think of a possible Red Storm duo of Greene and former Johnnie JaKarr Sampson reuniting in Philadelphia next season.
Greene also plans to work out for the Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets later this week as he continues to prepare for next month's NBA Draft.
Sources: Phil Greene IV (St. John's) will work out for the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets this week. #NBADraft— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) May 26, 2015
Greene was a four year starter at St. John's, and he averaged a career-high 13 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in his senior season, all while shooting a career-high 43% from the field.
What's strange about this, however, may be that many would probably consider Greene to be one of the more unlikely St. John's seniors to be drafted next month. Compared to fellow graduating seniors Sir`Dominic Pointer and D`Angelo Harrison, it would seem as though Greene is the least NBA-ready of the three.
DraftExpress does not currently have Greene listed on their top 75 graduating seniors list, while Pointer claims the 30th overall spot and Harrison just barely cracks the list at number 72.
Speaking of Harrison, the 6'3" guard who led the Red Storm in scoring last season recently hired agent Bernie Lee last week.
D'Angelo Harrison has signed with agent Bernie Lee, he says. #sjubb— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) May 20, 2015
Harrison is not currently listed on any major mock drafts at the moment, but even if he does go undrafted, the NBA D-League and playing overseas could be options for him to consider.
With still nearly a month remaining before the NBA Draft, this will likely only be the beginning of news of workouts and contracts for St. John's recent graduating seniors. Be sure to check back with Rumble in the Garden to see where these now-former Johnnies end up playing next year and beyond.