Talent evaluation is a never-ending top priority of an NBA organization. Whether a team is adding to its current roster, looking at potential draft picks, constructing a summer league squad or eyeing talent for its D-League affiliate, there are numerous avenues for in-person analysis.
On Saturday, the Sixers were one of 20 teams that sent a representative to the Elite Skills Training pro day held at Chaminade-Madonna prep school north of Miami. Vince Rozman, Sixers director of basketball operations/scouting innovation, was in attendance. The Sixers hold the first, 24th and 26 picks in the first round of this year's draft.
The event, organized by trainer Tony Falce, included 35 players. Among those were Baylor forward Taurean Prince and LSU guard Tim Quarterman, both of whom have already worked out for the Sixers.
The majority of the players were draft prospects who, with the exception of Prince, are projected to go in the second round or go undrafted. There also were a handful of free agents, such as Michael Qualls who worked out for the Sixers last offseason.
The complete list of participants included Willie Atwood, Gracin Bakumanya, Cat Barber, Jordan Barham, Rion Brown, Michael Carrera, Quinton Chievous, Farad Cobb, Raphael Davis, Brandon Dean, Adrian Diaz, Danilo Fuzaro, Dustin Hogue, Reginald Johnson, Chris Jones, Derrick Jones Jr., Jalen Jones, Brandan Kearney, James Kelly, Markus Kennedy (who transferred to SMU from Villanova), Trey Lewis, Jordan Loyd, Jameel McKay, Nic Moore, Abdel Nader, Chris Obekpa, Prince, Qualls, Quarterman, Jevoni Robinson, Skyler Spencer, Terry Tarpey, Kevin Tumba, AJ West, and Devin Williams.