Tulsa shooting guard Justin Hurtt was among five players who reportedly had a pre-draft workout session with the Oklahoma City Thunder at the team's practice facility Wednesday.
According to TheHoopsReport.com, joining Hurtt were Florida forward Alex Tyus, Illinois forward Mike Davis, Michigan State guard Durrell Summers and Stanford guard Jeremy Green. Illinois forward Jereme Richmond was scheduled to participate, but he did not.
"On Wednesday I will be going to Oklahoma City for a workout and hope to prove that I am the best athlete in the draft," Tyus wrote in his diary for TheHoopsReport.
Kansas guard Josh Selby, Duke guard Nolan Smith, Butler forward Matt Howard, Texas guard Cory Joseph, Charleston guard Andrew Goudelock and Temple forward LaVoy Allen worked out for the Thunder last Friday.
A source told TheHoopsReport that Selby "was the best guard out there" and Goudelock "shot the hell out of the ball" and also claimed Richmond guard Kevin Anderson and Pittsburgh center Gary McGhee will work out for OKC on June 17.
The Thunder, which has the No. 24 overall pick in the NBA Draft on June 23, does not share information involving its pre-draft workouts.
Selby is projected as a late first-round pick, Smith as an early second-rounder and Goudelock as a late second-round pick.
Selby became the second player in KU history to leave after his freshman year, following the lead of former Putnam City High School standout Xavier Henry the previous season.
"The biggest thing I need to show is I deserve to be here like everyone else," Selby told nba.com last week. "People were questioning me because of what happened at Kansas. I need to show what happened at Kansas wasn't the real me. I was going through things, of course the (foot) injury and suspension (the first nine games). I'm just trying to showcase my game.
"At Kansas I was about 75, 80 percent. Now I'm 110 percent. It's a big difference. I didn't know I'd be suspended nine games. My first game was a great game (21 points against USC). After that, I didn't know I'd have an injury. It pushed me back farther than I wanted to be. I'm just glad to be back."
Selby averaged 7.9 points, 2.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds last season. His vertical leap was measured at 42 inches during the NBA combine, which tied Georgia Tech guard Iman Shumpert for the best at camp.
"I can score," Selby said. "I will compete. I will play hard. No matter if I am shooting bad or shooting good, I will compete the same. I am never going to lower my level of competitiveness.
"I don't know what they (NBA scouts) are thinking. They ask me what I think my position is. I tell them right now I'm a combo guard and I just go from there."
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