The Sixers will be holding their first pre-draft workouts on Monday at their practice facility in Camden as they prepare for the 2017 NBA Draft on June 22.
Per the team, the scheduled participants are Kentucky point guard Isaiah Briscoe, George Washington forward Tyler Cavanaugh, Tennessee State guard Tahjere McCall, Weber State point guard Jeremy Senglin, Maryland point guard Melo Trimble and Colorado point guard Derrick White.
Briscoe, Trimble and White are the group’s most high profile names.
Briscoe spent two years at Kentucky before declaring for the draft. He averaged 12.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting 47 percent from the field and just 28.8 percent from three during his final season with the Wildcats. Draft Express ranks him as the 80th best player in their top 100 prospect rankings.
Word of Trimble’s workout for the Sixers emerged last week when he told reporters he’d be working out for the team on Sunday, although the date has apparently changed. Trimble spent three years at Maryland before deciding to forgo his last year of eligibility. In his final year with the Terrapins, the 21-year-old averaged 16.8 points and 3.7 assists while shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 31.7 percent from three. Draft Express rates him as the 92nd best player.
The 22-year-old White is certainly the most intriguing prospect. He spent three seasons at D-II Colorado-Colorado Springs before transferring to the University of Colorado in 2015. After being forced to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules, White averaged 18.1 points, 4.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 assists. He was subsequently named First-team All-PAC 12. Draft Express has him ranked as the 31st best prospect, and scout Mike Schmitz had this to say about him in late May:
Officially measured at 6'4.5 in shoes with a 190-pound frame and a 6'7.5 wingspan, White has come a long way from his high school days physically. Possessing excellent size for a combo guard, the 22-year old fifth year senior is also a solid, but not spectacular athlete. He isn't freakishly quick or explosive, but plays with tremendous pace and is bouncier in space than one might expect given his style of play.
An opportunistic scorer with a strong feel for the game, White isn't overly explosive with the ball in his hands, but is a patient playmaker whose size, shot making ability from all three levels, and knack for letting the game come to him made him very effective last season, despite the massive jump in quality of competition he faced. Adept at using his body as a finisher, and his high vantage point as a passer, White is a poised, versatile offensive player who plays at different speeds effectively.
Cavanaugh, a 6-foot-9, 230 pound power forward, averaged a career high 18.8 points and 8.4 rebounds while shooting 40.9 percent from three on nearly five attempts per game.
McCall, a Philadelphia native, averaged 14.3 points and 5.1 assists and shot 43.5 percent from the field in his senior year at Tennessee State.
The 22-year-old Senglin had an incredible shooting year in his senior season at Weber State, finishing with an average of 21.2 points per game while shooting an incredible 43.7 percent from three on almost nine attempts per game.
Cavanaugh, McCall and Senglin are not rated in Draft Express’s top 100.