The big news in Milwaukee on Friday is the arrival of Andrew Wiggins for a private workout, but the Bucks will also host a group workout featuring primarily second-round prospects.
The headliner, as reported earlier, is Michigan sophomore big man Mitch McGary. He’s joined by Tarik Black (Kansas), Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati), Johnny O’Bryant (LSU), Nick Russell (SMU) and Philipp Neumann (Germany).
Here’s a closer look at each prospect:
Tarik Black, F, Kansas
Black transferred to Kansas for his senior season after spending three years at Memphis. He averaged only 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game last season, serving primary as an interior defender. Nearly all of his field goal attempts came near the basket, as he shot 69.2 percent from the floor but only 60.0 percent from the line. He figures to play a similar, defensive specialist role should he catch on in the NBA, fitting into the mold of a Thomas Robinson type. Black is not projected to be drafted and ranks as DraftExpress’ 64th-best senior prospect.
Mitch McGary, F, Michigan
Here’s the McGary write-up from earlier Friday.
Sean Kilpatrick, G, Cincinnati
Dubbed a First Team All-American by several outlets, Kilpatrick finished his collegiate career as one of the best players in Cincinnati history. He departed as the school’s all-time leader in wins and ranks second behind Oscar Robertson in career points. A dangerous three-point shooter, Kilpatrick also holds the school record for career threes made. The 6-4, 210-pound senior averaged 20.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 42.3 percent from the floor last season.
Johnny O’Bryant, F, LSU
A big-bodied forward who does most of his work in the post, the 6-9 O’Bryant averaged 15.4 points and 7.7 rebounds as a junior last season. He shot 49.6 percent from the field and 63.4 percent from the line (up from 59.6 percent as a sophomore). The former McDonald’s All-American lacks elite explosion and is only an average finisher, but with further conditioning – O’Bryant has lost more than 20 pounds since arriving in Baton Rouge – he could be a steal in the second round.
Nick Russell, G, SMU
Russell played only two seasons at SMU after transferring from Kansas State. He averaged 14.3 points and 4.3 assists as a junior but his production dropped off last season, as he posted 9.9 points and 3.2 assists in 32.5 minutes per game. Russell holds little to no chance of being drafted, and the Bucks are likely bringing him in as a prospective summer league add.
Philipp Neumann, C, Germany
Neumann has played professionally for five seasons in Germany and was a member of the 2012-13 German National Team. The 6-11 center has been on NBA radars for a few years and is currently DraftExpress’ 13th-best International prospect at his age (22). Neumann will probably get some looks late in the second round, but chances are he’ll play at least another year or two overseas.