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Nets Pre-Draft Workout To Include NBA D-League's Jamine Peterson

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This is today so I've decided to move it back to the top.

Jamine Peterson flew under the radar for the majority of his time spent with the New Mexico Thunderbirds in the NBA Development League this season. He stood out when it mattered though, apparently, because the New Jersey Nets -- in conjunction with the New York Knicks and Houstons Rockets -- invited Peterson to be among the 44 prospects involved in this weekend's NBA pre-draft workout in preparation for the 2011 NBA Draft.

The workout will take place over two days with a large majority of the players looking like they are either just testing the waters and plan to head back to school or being projected as second round picks.

It'd be great to see more players involved in the workout, but as ESPN's Chad Ford notes, agents are probably holding their players out of this one for a couple of reasons.

You can likely blame agents for their decisions. They want to control the process, minimize the risk of injury (the workouts will include a 5-on-5 element) and are likely worried that their clients aren't in peak physical shape yet. Most of these players are working out with trainers and still need a few more weeks.

A full list of the players working out in front of executives from 26 of the NBA's teams is included after the jump. It'll be interesting to find out what the other teams have planned that they aren't sending somebody to New Jersey to watch 44 players.


Player POS HT WT College
Olu Ashaolu F 6'7" 220 Louisiana Tech
Deangelo Casto F 6'8" 231 Washington State
Mamadou Diarra C 7'0" 240 USC
Kim English G/F 6'6" 200 Missouri
Diante Garrett G 6'4" 190 Iowa State
Ashton Gibbs G 6'2" 190 Pittsburgh
Troy Gillenwater F 6'7" 225 New Mexico State
Josh Harrellson C 6'10" 275 Kentucky
Tu Holloway G 6'0" 185 Xavier
Scotty Hopson G/F 6'6" 195 Tennessee
Reggie Jackson G 6'3" 208 Boston College
Terrence Jennings F 6'9" 220 Louisville
Orlando Johnson G 6'5" 205 UC Santa Barbara
Reggie Johnson C 6'10" 303 Miami
Cory Joseph G 6'3" 170 Texas
DeAndre Liggins G 6'6" 180 Kentucky
Guy-Marc Michel C 7'0" 270 Indiana
Jamine Peterson
F 6'6" 230 Providence/New Mexico
Carleton Scott F 6'8" 218 Notre Dame
John Shurna F 6'8" 210 Northwestern
Hollis Thompson F 6'7" 205 Georgetown
Mychel Thompson F 6'8" 200 Pepperdine


Player POS HT WT College
Jeff Allen F 6'7" 258 Virginia Tech
Jon Diebler G 6'6" 200 Ohio State
Lacedarius Dunn G 6'4" 200 Baylor
Mustapha Farrakhan G 6'4" 181 Virginia
Gary Flowers F 6'8" 214 Southern Mississippi
Austin Freeman G 6'4" 195 Georgetown
Andrew Goudelock G 6'2" 200 College of Charleston
Jerai Grant F 6'8" 220 Clemson
Cory Higgins G 6'5" 185 Colorado
Justin Holliday F 6'6" 185 Washington
Rick Jackson F 6'9" 240 Syracuse
Delroy James F 6'8" 220 Rhode Island
Ravern Johnson F 6'7" 205 Mississippi State
Kevin Jones F 6'8" 248 West Virginia
Ralph Sampson III C 6'11" 241 Minnesota
Damian Saunders F 6'7" 205 Duquesne
Xavier Silas G 6'5" 200 Northern Illinois
Greg Smith F/C 6'10" 250 Fresno State
Julyan Stone G 6'7" 200 UTEP
Malcolm Thomas F 6'8" 220 San Diego State
Isaiah Thomas G 5'8" 180 Washington
Chris Wright G 6'1" 180 Georgetown