Charlotte Hornets pre-draft workout: June 6, 2023

For those keeping track at home, this is now the fourth consecutive day in which the Hornets have held a draft workout at the Spectrum Center. Prospects below courtesy of the Hornets, with their ranking in the At The Hive top-100 listed below.

  • Tyger Campbell, point guard, UCLA (NR)
  • Kihei Clark, point guard, Virginia (NR)
  • Ed Croswell Jr., big, Providence (NR)
  • Keondre Kennedy, wing, UNC Greensboro (NR)
  • Kevin Obanor, big, Texas Tech (NR)
  • Nikos Rogkavopoulos, wing, Greece (NR)

Tyger Campbell and Kihei Clark are both undersized initiators, though Campbell might be more likely to crack into the NBA since he’s a better 3-point shooter, pick-and-roll decision-maker and has a bit more size.

Croswell and Obanor are fifth-year bigs that vastly differ in play style. Croswell is an old-school, rebounding and post moves big, while Obanor’s game is more modernized with the ability to pick-and-pop.

Keondre Kennedy spent his first three years of college at UMBC, which plays in the America East conference with my alma mater, so I’m actually quite familiar. The 6-foot-6 wing shot north of 40 percent from deep on high volume in each of the last two seasons, generates free-throws often for a projected off-ball player and rebounds well for his position. Very interesting flyer if the Hornets are impressed with his workout.

Today marked a semi-rare occurrence during each draft cycle; the Hornets work out a player that I’ve never heard of. The tweet at the top of the article was my introduction to Nikos Rogkavopoulos, who is apparently a 6-foot-8 wing from Greece that put up 15.7 points in 32.7 minutes per game for Merkezefendi in Turkey’s BSL last season. He’s 21 years old and has played in the first division Greek and Turkish leagues across his five professional seasons.

Solid crop of prospects for the Greensboro Swarm from the looks of it. Can’t say the Hornets aren’t doing their due diligence.

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