Wizards will look at Towson's Jerrelle Benimon

Wizards will look at Towson's Jerrelle Benimon
June 12, 2014, 6:00 am
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(USA Today Sports)

Jerrelle Benimon, a forward from Towson who previously played at Georgetown, tops a list of six players who will participate in pre-draft workouts for the Wizards at Verizon Center on Thursday.

This will be the third consecutive day in which the Wizards bring in six players for drills, observed by coach Randy Wittman and president Ernie Grunfeld, in preparation for the June 26 draft. The Wizards have the 46th overall pick in the second round. 

Billy Baron (Canisius), Justin Cobbs (Cal), Josh Huestis (Stanford), Lamar Patterson (Pitt) and Davon Usher (Delaware) will join Benimon. 

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Benimon is a 6'8" power forward who played his first two seasons with the Hoyas, where he played sparingly and averaged just 1.4 points per game. At Towson, Benimon averaged 18 points, almost 38% on threes and 53% shooting overall. 

As for Patterson, our Ben Standig already suggested he could be a good fit here because he's a physical backcourt presence. He also mentioned Bryce Cotton (Providence), who worked out for the Wizards on Wednesday and blew away many with his athleticism. Cotton, though just a 6-foot guard, produced a 44-inch vertical leap.