The Milwaukee Bucks will work out six more players in their third workout and their first since fixing Larry Drew as their head coach.
The six players: Trent Lockett of Marquette, Jack Cooley of Notre Dame, Korey Lucious of Iowa State, Dewayne Dedmon of USC, and a pair of D.J.’s: D.J. Seeley of Cal State Fullerton and D.J. Stephens of Memphis.
None of the six players project as a first-round selection in the June 27 draft.
D.J. Stephens checked in with a 46″ maximum vertical leap at the combine. At just 6’5″, though, it’s difficult to peg Stephens with an NBA position when he spent most of his time at Memphis playing power forward and center. Does it matter? He can float.
Lockett averaged 7.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game for Marquette after transferring from Arizona State. The 6’5″ shooting guard also worked out for Chicago in the past few days. DraftExpress has the 22-year-old ranked as the #86 college senior.
Cooley reportedly had a strong workout in New Jersey in a 5-on-5 format attended by a number of NBA execs back in May. His best shot at an NBA team may be to develop a three-point game; he reportedly also hit over 60% of his NBA-distance 3-point attempts in an audition for the Lakers.
At a height of 6’11″ with a wingspan of 7’4″, Dedmon has the length to be an NBA big. He didn’t produce big stats at USC though: 6.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in his final season.
Seeley, a shooting guard, had a workout with the Clippers last week. He averaged nearly 18 points per game, including 41% shooting from 3-point range, in his final CSU season.
Lucious, a point guard who played at Pius XI, Michigan State, and Iowa State, may be worth a look if he can be had as a non-drafted invite. Lucious had to transfer from the Spartans to the Cyclones after a series of incidents that led to him being suspended by coach Tom Izzo. Here’s Lucious’ game-winner against Maryland in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
At a swaggy 5’11″ with a FG% in the mid-30% range, Lucious could be the Bucks’ “Jennings Light” if Brandon Jennings leaves as a restricted free agent this offseason.