The Wizards will host six more draft prospects on Thursday. Like the previous three days this week, the expected group does not contain a likely first round pick. However, the session will comprise players that made a significant impact on the 2012-13 college basketball season, including...
*DeShaun Thomas (F/G, Ohio State, 6-7): Taking over as the Buckeyes primary scorer after Jared Sullinger turned pro, Thomas led the Big Ten with 19.8 points and Ohio State to the Elite Eight. Offers good size on the wing and can knock down shots from distance, though his 34.4 percent from the college 3-point line last season was rather ordinary. Defensive concerns - like the fact that he rarely plays any - are keeping him out of the first round projections. Ranked 45th among draft prospects by DraftExpress, the highest among Thursday's players.
*Khalif Wyatt (G, Temple, 6-3): Already a professional scorer, Wyatt averaged 20.5 points last season along with 4.0 assists and 1.7 steals. One concern is at 6-foot-3, he is undersized for the two-guard slot, though his 6'8.5" wingspan will help overcome lack of size defensively. Because the Owls lacked offensive options elsewhere, Wyatt had no choice but to take plenty of shots. After shooting 42.1 percent from 3-point range as a sophomore, he made 31.6 of his attempts as a senior. Teams will need to believe he can play both guard slots before spending a second round pick on Wyatt, but the kid can score.
*James Southerland (F, Syracuse, 6-8): After showing little during his first three seasons, Southerland helped fuel the Orange's season and Final Four run with his 3-point touch. He shot 39.8 percent from beyond the arc, but it was his ability to score in bunches that stood out. Ultimately, Southerland is a bit one-dimensional, though he has an NBA body and averaged 5.2 rebounds with 1.5 assists.
*Laurence Bowers (F, Missouri, 6-8): The hustling and athletic Bowers averaged 14.1 points on 55 percent shooting last season. Bowers grabbed 6.1 rebounds in each of his final two seasons with the Tigers and swatted 1.8 blocks per game as a junior. Can play either forward spot and yet his position on the pro level is uncertain.
*Keion Bell (G, Missouri, 6-4): After three seasons at Pepperdine, averaging at least 18 points as a sophomore and junior, Bell transferred to the Tigers for his final campaign. Playing Shot a career-high 52.3 percent from the field with the Tigers, averaging 10.7 points.
*D.J. Seeley (G, Cal State Fullerton, 6-4): Averaged over 17 points and shot at least 41 percent from the 3-point line in each of his final two seasons at Fullerton. Spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Cal