The Charlotte Hornets continue to do their due diligence on just about every draftable prospect in the 2023 NBA Draft. They’ve held two workouts this weekend with 12 total players. We talked about the first one yesterday. So let’s dive into today’s. As always, we include the players’ rankings in our official top 100.
- Manny Bates, big, Butler, unranked
- Sincere Carry, guard, Kent State, unranked
- Kendric Davis, guard, Memphis, unranked
- Olivier-Maxence Prosper, forward, Marquette, 34th
- Adama Sanogo, big, UConn, 86th
- Julian Strawther, wing, Gonzaga, 32nd
This group is probably the most talented that the Hornets have brought in thus far. Carry and Davis, while not ranked in our top 100, were high level scorers and producers in their college careers. Davis most recently averaged 21.9 points per game for Memphis, but he’s also 24 years old. Sanogo cracks the top 100 at 86 and was probably the second best player on the UConn team that won the national title this past season. He’s a big that can shoot a little bit and has a good feel for the game. He has a chance to carve out a niche for himself in the right situation.
Prosper and Strawther are the top players from this group, and both are near opposites as prospects. Prosper is a limby forward with the potential to guard one through five, but his offensive game has a ways to go. It looks like 3&D is the role he’ll play in the league, but he’s got to become more consistent at the 3 part.
Strawther isn’t much of a defender, but he’s one of the better shooters in this class. You might remember him as the guy that knocked UCLA out of the NCAA Tournament. He’s a great catch and shoot threat and can stress defenses with his ability to shoot on the move and attract attention in screening actions.
Here’s the full list of prospects to come through Charlotte thus far.