PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Ahead of the June 20th NBA Draft, the Blazers held their second pre-draft workout Monday morning with six more participants they could take at the 25th pick.
Here is the list of participants:
Led NCAA Division 1 in minutes (39.3 mpg) as a junior after finished fourth as a sophomore and also ranked 4th in the ACC in scoring 19.0 ppg), 8th in assists (4.0 apg) and 11th in rebounding (7.5 rpg). Originally committed to North Carolina to play football as a wide receiver, also turned down a football scholarship from Alabama and a chance to work out on the gridiron with the Ducks.
Turning 19 on Thursday, Lecque is the youngest player the Blazers have worked out this season. He’s been given the name ‘Baby Westbrook’ because the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook is his favorite player and he has similar ‘bounce’ to Westbrook. Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith said, “I’ve had some freak athletes over the years – Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz), Will Barton (Denver Nuggets)… but Jalen is the most athletic guy. It’s not even close.”
In 125 games over his four-year career at Clemson and Vanderbilt averaged 9.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 28.4 minutes. Started in all 32 games as a senior.
James Palmer Jr.
All-Big 10 Third Team selection in 2018-2019, averaged 18.3 points in three games at the 2019 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. Says his favorite NBA player is CJ McCollum and his hidden talent is that he can write with both hands.
Stephen Thompson Jr.
Oregon State University
His workout with the Blazers is the first of his predraft workouts. Averaged 14.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.5 steals and 32.5 minutes in 121 career games. Started all 31 games for the Beavs in his senior year.
One of 10 Finalists for the 2018-2019 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award as a senior, two-time Lou Henson All-American which recognizes the top players from mid-major schools. Was also the 2018-2019 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Division 1-AAA Athletics Directors Association with his 3.74 GPA.