The Orlando Magic will spend Memorial Day hosting an NBA Draft workout for at least three players at Amway Center, reports Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Oklahoma State combo guard Marcus Smart headlines the workout, with Duke swingman Rodney Hood and Arizona two-guard Nick Johnson slated to participate as well. In addition, ESPN 1080 host Mike Tuck reports UCLA shooting guard Zach LaVine and NC State shooting guard T.J. Warren will also attend the session.
Smart could be in the mix for Orlando with the fourth overall pick. The other four prospects figure to be on the board when the Magic select again at no. 12.
Smart projects as a high lottery pick after two seasons at Stillwater. The 20-year-old averaged 18 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 2.9 steals in his sophomore season while shooting 42.2 percent from the floor. Worryingly, he did not improve as a three-point shooter from his freshman to sophomore seasons, sinking 29.9 percent of his 5.3 trey attempts per game. Still, Smart has earned raves for his demeanor and physicality.
Hood, a transfer from Mississippi State, ranked second on the Blue Devils in scoring in his lone Durham season. He shot 46.4 percent from the floor and a blistering 42 percent from three-point distance en route to averaging 16.1 points per game.
Johnson played three seasons at Arizona and increased his scoring average in each, from 8.9 as a freshman to 16.3 as a junior. In his final season, he added 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.1 steals to that scoring average while shooting 43.2 percent overall and 36.7 percent from three-point distance.
LaVine left UCLA after one season, during which campaign he averaged 9.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists on 44.1 percent shooting from the floor, including 37.5 percent shooting from three-point distance. He does not figure to immediately contribute at the NBA level, but could grow into a solid role-player thanks to his explosive offensive skills.
Warren earned Consensus All-American Second Team honors for his performance as a junior for the Wolfpack. He averaged 24.9 points per game to lead all Atlantic Coast Conference players in scoring while adding 7.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals.
The NBA Draft is set for June 27th. Orlando figures to conduct several workouts like Monday's as that date draws nearer.