The Bucks will hold another prospect workout Thursday, and while the team is yet to officially announce the participants, Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times revealed two of the names Wednesday afternoon.
San Diego St.'s Xavier Thames and Nevada's Deonte Burton among the point guards Bucks will work out Thursday.
— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) May 28, 2014
The rest of the prospects won’t be announced until Thursday morning. It’s difficult to speculate who will take part, but Woelfel’s tweet seems to imply the group will be point guard-heavy. Look for an updated list of the participants once the Bucks make the announcement, but for now here’s a short primer on both Thames and Burton.
Xavier Thames, G, San Diego State
The Mountain West Conference Player of the Year and AP Honorable Mention All-American led the Aztecs in scoring (17.6), assists (3.2), steals (1.6) as a senior. He also shot a team-high 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free throw line. Thames didn’t “wow” scouts at the NBA Draft Combine with his measurables, but at 6-3 he has ideal size and could sneak his way into the second round. DraftExpress ranks Thames as its 98th-best prospect.
Deonte Burton, G, Nevada
The senior put together one of the best all-around seasons in college basketball last season, averaging 20.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists while shooting 47.1 percent from the field. He’s only 6-1 but makes up for it with a strong frame (193 pounds), huge wingspan (6-7) and 39.5-inch vertical leap. DraftExpress’ 47th-best prospect, Burton will almost certainly hear his name called on draft night.