Hat tip to VU Hoops for catching the tweet from DraftExpress at the Los Angeles Clippers' mini-combine.
A number of fringe second-round prospects had the chance to work out for all NBA teams. Being on the fringe, and being not invited to the full NBA Combine, Jakarr Sampson needed a chance to show off for NBA teams. He got his chance yesterday in the first group of prospects.
Here are the rosters for the Clippers Mini-Combine. Zoom in. pic.twitter.com/t1RfBtKYPp— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 22, 2014
The 6'8" forward declared for the NBA Draft after his sophomore season with Steve Lavin's club. Sampson's career high was 23 points against Butler late in the season; he averaged 13 points and six rebounds per game last season for St. John's.
In the group with Sampson were:
Keith Appling (Michigan State)
Xavier Thames (San Diego State)
Kendall Williams (New Mexico)
James Bell (Villanova)
Lamar Patterson (Pittsburgh
Okaro White (Florida State)
Tarik Black (Kansas)
Eric Moreland (Oregon State)
Talib Zanna (Pittsburgh)
Jarred Shaw (Utah State)
White and Sampson were listed as SF/ PF (Small forward/ power forward tweeners); James Bell and Patterson were listed as SG/ SF (shooting guard/ small forward tweeners).
No word on how the workout went yet.
Draft Express also posted what the Clippers' workout schedule looked like:
Considering the scrimmage, picking up the [simplified] offense, pick and roll play (let's assume Sampson would be a big for these purposes, so he would have to show post moves and offense from the elbow) and ball handling, which aspects of the workout do you think Sampson would excel at?
Where would he struggle?
The NBA Draft is on June 26 at Brooklyn's Barlcays Center.