SACRAMENTO -- In what seems like a never-ending cycle of NBA draft prospects rolling through the Kings' facility, a big-time shooter appeared Tuesday morning.
NCAA record-holder Fletcher Magee highlights the Kings’ ninth draft prospect workout. The 6-foot-5 guard out of Wofford set an NCAA record with 509 made 3-pointers in his four-year career.
Magee showed off his range following the official workout, burying shots from the all over the court with a lightning-quick release.
Fletcher Magee launching triples. He doesn’t seem to miss. pic.twitter.com/YJFzwKazmX— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) June 4, 2019
“I actually miss as much as I make,” Magee humbly said after drilling countless baskets following the workout. “I guess a lot of people remember the makes more than the misses.”
The marksman showed the ability to hits shots on the move during the workout, not just as a set shooter. He has work to do if he hopes to convince NBA decision-makers that he can hang with the athletes at the next level.
“I like getting to compete and play against NBA-caliber players so I can show that my shot can translate to the NBA,” Magee said. “A lot of people might have questions because of my size or being at a mid-major, but that’s why I enjoy these opportunities to take it personally to show that I can do the same thing that I did at college and I’m ready to take whatever role I’m given.”
While the media wasn’t allowed in to see the game action, Magee made an impression with his fellow workout partners.
“He makes a lot of tough shots, a lot of off-balance shots, you can tell it’s something he’s perfected and worked on his whole life,” UCLA forward Kris Wilkes said following the workout.
In addition to Magee and Wilkes, Charlotte’s Jonathan Davis, Kouat Noi out of TCU, Devontae Cacok from UNC Wilmington and Georgetown's Jessie Govan worked out for general manager Vlade Divac and coach Luke Walton.
Dunks. pic.twitter.com/AXy6ytEv73— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) June 4, 2019
Sacramento has already announced a 10th workout scheduled for Wednesday with the players listed below:
- Glynn Watson (G – 6’0”, 175 lbs.), Nebraska
- Jon Elmore (G – 6’3”, 190 lbs.), Marshall
- Justin Simon (G – 6’5”, 205 lbs.), St. John’s
- Terry Harris (G – 6’6”, 213 lbs.), North Carolina A&T
- Zach Hankins (C – 6’11”, 245 lbs.), Xavier
- Kavell Bigby-Williams (C – 6’11”, 249 lbs.), LSU
The Kings are leaving no stone unturned in their search for players to select at Nos. 40, 47 and 60 in nexth month's draft. By the end of business on Wednesday they will already have hosted 60 prospects, and there is no end in sight.
Maybe they stumble upon a diamond in the rough.