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Magnum Rolle Has Second Workout With The Washington Wizards

Updated: June 21, 2010

On Monday, June 21, Magnum Rolle (F/C, Louisiana Tech, 6’11, 225 lbs.) worked out for the Washington Wizards along with Solomon Alabi (C, Florida State, 7’1, 251 lbs.), Devan Downey (G, South Carolina, 5’9, 175 lbs.), A.J. Ogilvy (C, Vanderbilt, 6’11, 250 lbs.), Samardo Samuels (F, Louisville, 6’9, 260 lbs.) and Bobby Maze (G, Tennessee, 6’3″, 195). Read about Magnum below …

Magnum Rolle, a 6’10” big with high athleticism and perimeter skills but with a thin frame, first worked out for the Washington Wizards on June 2nd with Jerome Dyson, Devin Ebanks and Devin Sweetney. I subsequently wrote an in-depth piece on the Bahamian’s basketball career and his prospects for the draft.

Today, he was back in Washington for a second workout, also hoping to provide a better showing for the coaching staff since his last workout with the team was hindered by a hip flexor strain.

Although he’s not currently listed in any mock drafts (wait until they get a hold of the fact that he’s worked out with the Wizards twice … which, of course, doesn’t mean much in reality), Rolle says he has “pretty high” expectations for draft night, telling the media today, “I think I’ll be gone before 45.” The Minnesota Timberwolves have the 45th pick.

Rolle says he’s worked out for 10 or 11 teams so far. Teams he has been scheduled for include the Miami Heat (2010 draft picks #18, 41, 42 & 48), Milwaukee Bucks (#15, 37 & 47), Charlotte Bobcats (no picks), New Jersey Nets (#3, 27 & 31), Phoenix Suns (#46 & 60), Oklahoma City Thunder (#21, 26 32 & 51) and Indiana Pacers (#10, 40 & 57). Magnum said he’s got one last workout scheduled with the Atlanta Hawks (picks #24 & 53).

It’s hard to say if Rolle’s draft stock is shooting up, but there are certainly plenty of teams interested. At this point, don’t be surprised if you hear his name called on draft night … I just doubt it will be to the Wizards at 30 or 35.

Post-Wizards Workout Interview (June 21, 2010):

Magnum Rolle does the “7” Drill again (listen for Flip Saunders giving him some flack):

The “7” Drill involves a player having to shoot jumpers from alternate elbows. The count starts at seven. If he makes a shot, the count goes down one. If he misses, he has to make a layup and the count goes up one. The drill is over when the count reaches zero. Also, between attempts from each elbow, the player must jog to the opposite sideline before moving to shoot from the other elbow.

Rolle in full-court, six shots drill:

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  • papa

    This guy looks good

  • I mean talk about speechless get out the contract and sign this guy up right now cause he is GOOD. I see him on the team come on this guy is good and it’s clear he is focus on his goal his frame is a 10. Body mask don’t even get me started you can see he has his mind in the game and want’s to get better i have been following up on Magnum Rolle and let me say this guy is Good. He needs to be with in the top 20 in the draft pick cause there is nothing better than a player that play’s with there heart and want’s it.MAGNUM ROLLE 100%

  • Where has this big guy been hiding? This magical young man should have been in the NBA long time ago. He is a angel of God. God loves him the angels are singing the world is singing what ever team he ends up on will prosper because the guy is just that Good i agree with Papa comment. High Hope’s for this young man how cool would it be to have such talent on a NBA team. I see him being like one of the old super star’s or legends and the name MAGNUM ROLLE THAT SCREAMS SUCCESS On a web site i was on they was voting for which up coming basketball player has the best name and MAGNUM ROLLE Has the best it just sound’s right. Go team Magnum Rolle im voting on him

  • Yes I agree with all of the comments.Magnum Rolle Is A Very Dedicated Young Man With Plenty Of Talent.He Will Make A Great Player In The Nba On Which Ever Team He Would Drafted To. I Hope His Dreams Come Through And If He Makes It He Dominates In The Nba

  • mmike

    Hahah Magnum Rolle is definitely responsible for the 4 comments above me.

  • @nmike

    I know, right? (Or family & friends)

    But we here at Truth About It don’t discriminate against the suspiciously complimentary.

  • PEACERS..PACERS God is good. Magnum Rolle we”re proud of you,stay blessed Big man Are love and prayers are with you** peace **

  • Megan

    Magnum is awesome! Yes, I am a friend but I always knew he would make it big one day :)