We are hours away from the 2019 NBA Draft, and in the past week the Chicago Bulls have brought in numerous prospects for workouts. With Chicago currently sitting at No. 7 and No. 38, they have a lot of options at either spot.
Here are the previous four editions of the workout tracker:
Chris Clemons, Campbell
Whenever the Campbell Fighting Camels needed a bucket, they would turn to star guard Chris Clemons. He was stellar in his four seasons at Campbell, with a career average of 24.8 points per game. Campbell got better as the years went on, peaking at 30.1 PPG in his senior year. He did it on good efficiency as well with a true shooting percentage of 61. Campbell shot the ball decently from 3 in 2018-19 at 35.7 percent. He can score at all three levels.
While Campbell has done more than enough to prove he’s a gifted scorer and someone who can get a bucket at any time, there are questions about the other parts of his game. For starters, his size at 5’9 could prove troublesome defensively. That side of the ball hasn’t been good for Campbell as he registered a -4.3 defensive box plus/minus last season.
Daniel Gafford, Arkansas
At 6’11, Daniel Gafford was a monster on the boards for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Averaging 8.7 rebounds per game last season, Gafford notched a defensive rebound percentage of 22.5 as well as a whopping offensive rebound percentage of 11.1. He has shown he can be a threat for putbacks and second chance points. Gafford also has good size for a big man and can score the basketball with a 16.9 PPG average on a 65.2 true shooting percentage. He is also a solid defender and posted a defensive box plus/minus of 4.9.
In terms of weaknesses, Gafford can’t really space the floor at all. In fact, in his Arkansas career, he didn’t even attempt a 3-pointer. The lack of floor spacing can limit his upside unless he takes a huge leap. Still, his defense, rebounding, and scoring near the hoop should be enough to entice NBA teams.
Jessie Govan, Georgetown
For a Georgetown Hoya team just starting out in the Patrick Ewing coaching era, Govan was a senior leader. He was their force in the frontcourt, averaging 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. Govan shot a bit above average from the field with a 58 true shooting percentage. His shooting from the outside shows some promise with a 41.2 percentage from deep last season, but you need to see an uptick in volume for it to be an actual asset to his game.
At 6’10, Govan can more than hold his own against NBA big men, but he might struggle when it comes to defending smaller players on switches. This combined with his lack of shooting could limit his role when opposition teams decide to go with small-ball lineups. Govan should get some looks in the second round.
Tyler Hall, Montana State
A native from Rock Island, Illinois, Montana State’s Tyler Hall was one of the best players for the Bobcats. He averaged 20.5 points per game and made the All-Big Sky First Team. He was a historical player in the conference, breaking the Big Sky’s all-time scoring record back in December. There’s no doubt Hall is a scorer and is a solid threat from deep, averaging 39.9 percent on nearly 10 attempts per game. At 6’5, Hall can hold his own when attacking opposing guards and can shoot over them if need be. He also showed he can be a distributor and get teammates involved, displaying a 18.4 assist percentage in 2018-19.
However, there are questions about his defensive ability. He had a defensive box plus/minus of -3.5 last season and didn’t register a positive in that category in his four years at Montana State. With his scoring and size, Hall can possibly be an impact player off the bench for a team.
William McDowell-White, Brose Bamberg
McDowell-White is another one of the international prospects the Bulls worked out. He originally committed to play at Fresno State but was ruled ineligible and decided to go play in his home country of Australia. There he played for both the Sydney Kings and Brose Bamberg. Sporting News had a really good profile on him.
Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech
Playing decent minutes in each of his four years at Virginia Tech, Justin Robinson was a leader for the Hokies. He was one of their main guards in the offense, averaging 13.5 points per game and notching an assist percentage of 30.4. Alongside prospect Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Robinson helped lead the Hokies to an NCAA Tournament berth. He also showed some promise as a defensive prospect with a defensive box plus/minus of 2.4. Our pals at Peachtree Hoops did a nice profile on him.
Jarrett Culver, Texas Tech
Miles Reynolds, Oklahoma
After two seasons at St. Louis and one at Pacific University, Miles Reynolds transferred to Oklahoma for his senior season. In a limited role with the Sooners, he averaged 6.7 points and registered a defensive box plus/minus of 2.2.
While he seems to project as a good defensive player, Reynolds had his struggles offensively. He shot an average true shooting percentage of 53.5 over his college career and didn’t shoot better than 42% from the field in any of those years. His 3-point shot isn’t a huge part of his game as he didn’t shoot often (3.3 attempts per 100 possessions) or well either with a 27.7 career percentage.
Charlie Brown, St. Joseph’s
After redshirting his sophomore year in 2017, Charlie Brown had a stellar year for St. Joseph’s. He averaged 19.3 points per game for the Hawks and was their top offensive option. Brown needs to up his efficiency when it comes to scoring the ball, and he can stretch the floor as he shoots average from there at 35.6 percent.
Grant Williams, Tennessee
Williams is the two-time reigning SEC Player of the Year and put up monster numbers for the Tennessee Volunteers. He can rebound, defend, and is a force inside the paint.
Michael Finke, Grand Canyon University
Finke is another guy who transferred for his final season of college. After spending three years with Illinois, he decided to move to Grand Canyon University and put up the best numbers of his career. He averaged 12.1 points with a true shooting percentage of 63.9. Finke was All-WAC last season and rated at the top of the conference in offensive box plus/minus. He could be a candidate for their Summer League team.
Tremont Waters, LSU
Waters was the lead point guard for an LSU team which made the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. He is a good facilitator with an assist rate of 34 and can get after guys with a steal rate of 5.1. But there are questions about his defensive upside given his size at 5’11, and his shooting wasn’t the best when he was at Baton Rouge. Peachtree Hoops did a good job breaking down his game here.
Jon Davis, UNC Charlotte
Part of the All-Conference USA Second Team, Jon Davis was the top scorer for a Charlotte 49ers desperate for offense. With the second-leading scorer only at 9.4 points per game, Davis averaged 21.7 for the 49ers. He also tried to get his teammates involved as much as he could with an assist percentage of 29.4. The issue for Davis was his defense, where he had a career defensive box plus/minus of -2.0. Still, at 6’3 he could possibly find himself in a role in the G League in the backcourt.
Sekou Doumbouya, Limoges CSP
Coming over from France, Sekou Doumbouya is one of the more intriguing draft prospects in this class. He has been talked about as a “high-risk, high-reward” type of player. SB Nation’s Charlotte Hornets blog, At The Hive, did a draft profile on him recently.