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With the NBA Draft less than three weeks away, the Wizards have begun scheduling pre-draft workouts with several players on their board. 

North Carolina guard Coby White and Kentucky forward Keldon Johnson are among those the Wizards are bringing in for workouts, NBC Sports Washington's Chase Hughes has learned.

The Wizards will also get a closer look at Georgetown's Trey Mourning, Duke's Marques Bolden and Shizz Alston Jr. of Temple, according to two people familiar with Washington's plans.

While the latter three are seen more as options if the Wizards want to buy into the second round of the draft or add players to their G-League affiliate the Capital City Go-Go, White and Johnson could be real options when the Wizards make the ninth overall pick on June 20.

In his lone season in Chapel Hill, White averaged 16.1 points and 4.1 assists per game and earned second-team All-ACC and All-Freshman honors, leading the Tar Heels to the Sweet Sixteen. 

Johnson was the SEC's Rookie of the Year in 2018-19, averaging 13.5 points and 5.9 rebounds for a young Wildcats squad which made it all the way to the Elite Eight. 

The Wizards are still without a full-time GM, but no matter who's running point when they're on the clock, White and Johnson will almost certainly be under consideration at No. 9 if they're still on the board.

 

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