George Washington's best scorer and rebounder, Tyler Cavanaugh, has pre-draft workouts lined up with the Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs, among other teams, league sources tell CSNmidatlantic.com before his agent, Keith Glass, confirmed Friday.
Cavanaugh will workout for the Jazz, who are in a first-round playoff series with the L.A. Clippers, this weekend. The Spurs just ended their first-round series in six games with the Memphis Grizzlies.
A transfer from Wake Forest who spent the last two years with the Colonials, the 6-9 forward averaged 18.3 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior and shot 40.9 percent from three-point range.
In his final college regular-season game, he had 30 points and eight rebounds in an upset of Dayton. Cavanaugh led the Colonials to a 20-15 finish and a first-round victory in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. He improved his stock with an MVP at the coach's showcase at Final Four weekend in Phoenix, and a standout performance at the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational.
The biggest question he'll have to answer is whether he has the athleticism to sustain in the NBA which will hold the draft June 22.
Cavanaugh signed with Glass Global Group. If he's not drafted in the two rounds, which is likely to happen, Cavanaugh will go the free-agent route to find a spot through summer league play in Orlando, Salt Lake City or Las Vegas to assist him his development.