Kemba Walker is probably the most high-profile prospect in the 2011 NBA Draft class after leading the Connecticut Huskies to the NCAA championship and seems to be in the upper portion of the lottery in most NBA mock drafts.That hasn't stopped the Charlotte Bobcats from bringing the point guard in for a pre-draft workout, however, as they look for the player to select with the ninth overall pick.
Walker will be in Charlotte Friday along with Texas's Tristan Thompson, Butler's Shelvin Mack, Georgia's Trey Thompkins, USC's Nikola Vucevic and Delvon Johnson of Arkansas according to SB Nation's Rufus On Fire.
This could create a few interesting match-ups for Michael Jordan to witness, but the rematch of the NCAA championship between Walker and Mack should be fun to watch as long as the shooting performance doesn't carry over from that game as well.
The Knicks, Jazz and Bucks are also holding pre-draft workouts on Friday -- at least those are the workouts people are talking about -- which we can talk about after the jump!
Considering the Knicks only have one draft pick (17th overall), it's interesting that Selby, Bryan-Amaning and Johnson as all three are projected to go at least ten picks after New York makes its selection.
The Milwaukee Bucks will host a hodge podge of candidates that are likely to go undrafted, but let's look at them anyway. Oakland's Keith Benson is the top prospect along with Pitt's Gary McGhee, American U's Vlad Moldoveanu, Bryquis Perine from Wisconsin-Green Bay, Illinois-Chicago's Paul Carter (formerly of Minnesota) and Utah State's Pooh Williams.
Like the Jazz earlier his week, it seems this workout would be better served as a quick look at possible Summer League invitees rather than players they'd consider with the 40th overall pick when the date of June 23 rolls around.
Last, but not least, the Utah Jazz are meeting Enes Kanter in Chicago. This has been talked about quite a bit since the mini-scandal and ensuing rumors at the NBA Draft combine so it'll be good to get it done, if nothing else.