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Wizards Pre-Draft Workouts: Trevor Booker and Luke Harangody

Updated: June 15, 2010

[Editor’s note: TAI media guy Adam Douglas attended the Wizards pre-draft workout on June 14th, his report is below.]

NBA, Washington Wizards, Draft Workout

The Wizards worked out six players on Monday, highlighted by Luke Harangody from Notre Dame and Trevor Booker from Clemson, and including Marqus Blakley (Vermont), Marquis Gilstrap (Iowa State), Trevon Hughes (Wisconsin) and Jeremy Wise (D-League), as the entire coaching staff , several personnel employees and team president Ernie Grunfeld closely watched. Below are some video interviews, pertinent draft info and pictures from the “job interview”, a concept Flip Saunders drilled into the heads of these professional basketball applicants after the workout.

Trevor Booker – Clemson, Sr.

Chicago Measurements: 6’6.25″ without shoes, 236 lbs., 6’6.75″ wingspan
Age: 22 (11/25/1987)

Draft Express Profile (Feb. 19, 2010):

Booker is just 6’7, but he has excellent length and strength, which suggests that his transition to the next level should be smoother than expected from undersized post players. Similarly, his explosiveness and quickness in the open floor will help him overcome his lack of size at the next level. Though undersized big men have done well in the NBA lately, and Booker’s athleticism helps his case significantly, but he still must prove to scouts he has what it takes to operate as a power forward at the next level.

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Booker’s Wizards Post Workout Interview:

Luke Harangody – Notre Dame, Sr.

Chicago Measurements: 6’6″ without shoes, 240 lbs., 6’9.5″ wingspan
Age: 22 (01/02/1988)

Draft Express Profile (Feb. 16, 2010):

Harangody’s play this season on the offensive end is indicative of an effort to diversify what he could potentially offer at the next level. His scoring ability is unquestioned, although it should be noted that he also leads all NCAA players in field goal attempts. The senior, known for his bruising play at the rim, has become significantly more perimeter oriented. Harangody showed some range last season, shooting 37% on a little over one three-point attempt per game, but he’s revamped his approach on the offensive end this season, nearly tripling the number of shots he’s taking from beyond the arc. Haragody has looked to score using his spot up game more frequently, but he’s only making 29.8% of the jump shots he’s taking according to Synergy Sports Technology, down from almost 37.5% last season. Considering the struggles he will surely have at his size to score inside the paint against bigger, longer and more athletic NBA big men, this is not a positive development for his NBA draft stock.

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Harangody’s Wizards Post Workout Interview:

Other workout participants and Draft Express profile links:

Picture Time!

Washington Wizards, NBA, Draft Workout

Washington Wizards, NBA, Draft, Workout

Trevor Booker, Washington Wizards, Draft Workout

Washington Wizards, NBA, Notre Dame, Draft Workout

Washington Wizards, NBA, Workouts

Sam Cassell, Washington Wizards, NBA

Washington Wizards, NBA, Draft Workout

Washington Wizards NBA Draft

Washington Wizards, NBA Draft Workout

Washington Wizards, NBA Draft Workout


Check out Marqus Blakely win the 2010 State Farm College Slam Dunk Competition, during which he performs a double-dunk with his teammate and then proceeds to do the John Wall Dance.

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Adam is a bro from the Midwest who's been bopping around the District of Columbia for years. He's down with a range of sports, etc. and has covered the Washington Wizards for TAI since 2010.