The Bucks worked out six players Thursday afternoon, headlined by Syracuse’s C.J. Fair and Nevada’s Deonte Burton. Nedim Buza (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Victor Rudd (South Florida), JaKarr Sampson (St. John’s) and Xavier Thames (San Diego State) also took part.
It was the Bucks’ third official workout and the second of the week. Milwaukee will welcome another group of prospects to the Cousins Center on Friday, though the participants are yet to be announced.
Bucks director of scouting Billy McKinney spoke to the media following Thursday’s workout and confirmed that the team is currently focusing on both rounds of the draft. In addition to the No.2 overall pick, the Bucks currently hold a trio of second round selections.
“All of the players that we brought in today are players that we’re looking at in the second round with our picks,” McKinney said.
McKinney specifically noted Burton, a player he’s scouted several times and described as “very athletic.” Burton was well aware of the Bucks’ current connection to the University of Nevada.
“Nevada has some history here with Ramon Sessions, so hopefully history repeats itself,” he joked.
McKinney came away impressed with Thursday’s group and stressed the importance of character when evaluating prospects.
“This has been one of the best overall just top notch group of young men that we’ve been able to talk to and bring in,” McKinney said. “That means so much when you’re looking at building a team and creating a different culture. Having quality people with character makes a big difference”
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