CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 18: Khris Middleton #22 of the Texas A&M Aggies shoots against Chris Singleton #31 and Bernard James #5 of the Florida State Seminoles in the second half during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the United Center on March 18, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
I mentioned in the links below that the Knicks' first pre-draft workout is tomorrow and will include Tu Holloway of Xavier. Well, now we've got the full lineup. Here, via Al Iannazzone, is the group coming in tomorrow:
Tu Holloway (6'0" PG, Xavier)
Scoop Jardine (6'2" G, Syracuse)
Khris Middleton (6'7" F, Texas A&M)
John Shurna (6'9" F, Northwestern)
Michael Eric (6'11" C, Temple)
Bernard James (6'10" C, Florida State)
Our friend viva_morrison is going to start profiling prospects very soon since I know nothing about college basketball players. Some things about these guys, though:
- All of them except Middleton are coming out as seniors and are 22+ years old. (Update: James is 27 and a serviceman.)
- I have never heard of Michael Eric and Bernard James, but I assume they are promising players because they both have two first names. (Khris Middleton also has an edge for a woefully misspelled name. Scoop Jardine, meanwhile...)
- Holloway and James are the only two projected to get drafted by DX, for whatever that's worth.
Cool! I love pre-draft season and, in a way, it's more fun when the Knicks don't have a top pick. This'll be the first of very many workouts populated by all sorts of zany characters.