Jeremy Senglin

Sixers' 1st pre-draft workouts include Philly native, plenty of guards

Sixers' 1st pre-draft workouts include Philly native, plenty of guards

Updated: June 4, 7:50 p.m.

The Sixers on Monday will hold their first pre-draft workout. 

Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe, George Washington forward Tyler Cavanaugh, Tennessee State guard Tahjere McCall, Weber State guard Jeremy Senglin, Maryland guard Melo Trimble and Colorado guard Derrick White will participate at the Sixers training complex in Camden, New Jersey.

The Sixers hold the third, 36th, 39th, 46th and 50th picks in the draft on June 22. These players would be projected for the second round. 

Isaiah Briscoe, sophomore, G, 6-3/218
Kentucky teammates De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk could be potential fits for the Sixers with the third pick; could Briscoe join them in the second? The versatile Newark, New Jersey, native ranks third in assists under head coach John Calipari, as well as top 10 in total rebounds, field goals, steals, points, assists per game and assist-to-turnover ratio.

2016-17 average: 12.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists

Tyler Cavanaugh, senior, F, 6-9/238
Cavanaugh is the lone forward in this workout. The big man has an outside game, though. He shot 40.9 percent from three last season. Cavanaugh also ranked second on his team in total assists. He finished his college career at George Washington after playing the first two at Wake Forest. 

2016-17 average: 18.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists 

Tahjere McCall, senior, G, 6-5/195
McCall is a Philadelphia native and attended the Carver High School of Engineering & Science. In addition to his offensive numbers, McCall was named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the year in 2016 and 2017. He transferred from Niagara after his sophomore season to Tennessee State, Robert Covington’s alma mater. 

2016-17 average: 14.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.1 assists

Reggie Upshaw, senior, F, 6-8/230
Upshaw was a standout tight end in high school, but chose Middle Tennessee State University to pursue basketball. Upshaw had a prolific career at MTSU, finishing fourth in points scored (career) and fourth in rebounds in school history. He also started the most games in MTSU history. The power forward increased his scoring in each of his four seasons with the Blue Raiders, while raising his shooting percentage over the last three seasons. 

2016-17 average: 14.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists 

Melo Trimble, junior, G, 6-3/192
Trimble considered entering the draft and ultimately ended up playing three years at Maryland. Last season, he was named First Team All-Big Ten and AP Honorable Mention All-American. The former McDonald’s All-American scored in double-digits in 92 games during his time at Maryland. He had a memorable moment this season when he hit the game-winning three against Michigan State. 

2016-17 average: 16.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists

Derrick White, senior, G, 6-5/200
White is one of the players the Sixers already got to know at the Portsmouth Invitational. White was named to the All-Pac 12 Conference Team this past season. White has been making the climb toward the NBA after transferring to Colorado from the Division II University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He finished off strong, shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from three. 
 
2016-17 average: 18.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists