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Quentin Grimes — Houston | Guard
Per Yahoo Sports, Grimes had a “strong” workout with the Clippers. He is a 3-and-D prospect who helped lead Houston to the Final Four in 2021. He is 6’5 and averaged 17.9 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game as a junior with the Cougars while shooting 40.3 percent from 3-point range.
Grimes was the leading scorer during the NBA Draft combine scrimmages. He knocked down seven threes in one game.
Day’Ron Sharpe — North Carolina | Center
Sharpe has been increasingly linked to the Clippers in the past week. He hasn’t explicitly informed a workout with the Clippers, but the expectation is that he has given all the reporting. Per Bleacher Report:
Sharpe has been tied to the Clippers and Nets, though mostly by speculation. The fact that he’s had few workouts suggests he feels good about his draft stock.
Even though Sharpe is trying to prove he is more than just the traditional big man he was at UNC, Sharpe’s freshman season was quite productive. Via Inside Carolina, here’s a look back at his college highlights:
In his lone season with the Tar Heels, the Greenville, N.C. native earned All-ACC Freshman team honors after averaging 9.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He shot 51.9% from the floor, tied for the team lead with 26 blocks and was arguably the team’s best passer in dishing out 42 assists. Sharpe finished second to Florida State’s Scottie Barnes in both ACC Freshman of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year voting.
The 6-foot-10, 265-pound forward provided energy and athleticism off the bench for the Tar Heels. He led the country in offensive rebound percentage (.183) and the ACC in offensive rebounds per game (3.4). In ACC games, Sharpe led the conference in offensive rebounding percentage (.20) and ranked third in defensive rebounding percentage (24.7). He finished the season with the highest offensive rebounds per 40 minutes average in school history (7.0), improving upon Kennedy Meeks’s 6.25 mark in 2016-17.
Miles McBride — West Virginia | Guard
Honor to meet The Logo and WVU legend Jerry west! pic.twitter.com/J0inKYpIgm— M11es McBride (@deucemcb11) July 15, 2021
McBride is viewed as a compact, strong and hard-nosed point guard with nice athletic ability and NBA level tools, per NBA Draft Room. The article on him also says that McBride is a stout 1 on 1 defender who slides his feet well, has pesky hands and is a ball-hawk.
He took quite the leap during his sophomore campaign, going from making two starts to 28 starts. McBride averaged 16 points a game while shooting 41.4 percent from deep. He also averaged just under five assists, four rebounds and two steals per game.
Kyree Walker — Stealth X Athletics | Wing
Walker elected to skip college to prepare for the draft with personal trainer Frank Matrisciano at the program Stealth X Athletics this past season. He was a four-star recruit and the No. 37 small forward in the Class of 2020. He had previously committed to Arizona State and had multiple other D-1 offers.
The 6’7 forward is scouted as a potential second-round pick per NBA Draft Room. His strengths are his handle and ability to get into the paint; his weaknesses are ball dominance, limited length, and inconsistent outside shooting.
Walker has also worked out with Houston, Washington, and Detroit.
Matthew Hurt — Duke | Forward
Rochester native and former Duke forward Matthew Hurt has interviewed at the Combine with the #Mavs, among others. Has workouts coming up with the #Celtics, #Thunder, #Pelicans, #Lakers, #Clippers, #Bucks, and more. pic.twitter.com/fegndEC822— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) June 25, 2021
- Named the ACC Most Improved Player and to the All-ACC First Team
- Named the USBWA District 3 Player of the Year
- Named to the All-District teams by both the USBWA and the NABC
- Started all 24 games his sophomore season
- Led the ACC in scoring at 18.3 points per game, while ranking second in the ACC and 38th nationally in field goal percentage at .556 (64-of-295)
- Shot 56-of-126 (.444) from three-point range
- Recorded 6.2 rebounds per game
Nah’Shon Hyland — VCU | Guard
Looks like Bones Hyland had a workout pic.twitter.com/s3VGxO9303— Clippers Content (@clipperscontent) July 9, 2021
2020 stats: 19.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 37.1 3P%