Atlanta Hawks Begin Pre-Draft Workouts Today

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Pictured: Markell Johnson will workout for the Hawks today. Johnson is an early entry and has the option to return to school if he goes undrafted. 


It is that time again as the wheels slowly beginning turning toward the NBA draft which means team workouts, mock drafts and draft stock evaluations. Today the Atlanta Hawks begin their pre-draft workouts but it there won’t be anyone named Zion, RJ or Ja in the building.

Here are today’s attendees:

Kyle Allman, Jr. (Cal State Fullerton) – Guard – 6-3, 175

Played four years for the Titans, appearing in 127 contests (90 starts), and as a senior, put up 17.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 35.2 minutes (.414 FG%, .349 3FG%, .750 FT%) ▪ He earned All-Big West First Team and All-Big West Tournament honors the last two seasons, and was Tourney MVP as a junior ▪ The Brooklyn, NY native attended High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture.

Jordan Caroline (Nevada) – Forward – 6-7, 230

Played three seasons at Nevada (transferred after his freshman year at Southern Illinois), and as a senior last season, averaged 17.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 35.5 minutes (.452 FG%, .368 3FG%, .628 FT%) ▪ Named to the All-Mountain West Conference First Team last season and was also First Team All-Defense ▪ Attended Champaign (IL) Central HS before finishing at Montverde Academy (FL) ▪ Father is Simeon Rice, who played 12 seasons in the NFL.

 Donta Hall (Alabama) – Forward – 6-9, 230

Averaged 10.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 26.8 minutes (.616 FG%, .718 FT%) as a senior for the Tide last season, appearing in 34 games (all starts) ▪ In his four seasons at Alabama, Hall played in 135 games, starting 85, averaging 7.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 20.8 minutes (.661 FG%, .607 FT%) ▪ Named to the All-SEC Defensive Team the last two seasons ▪ Blocked 228 shots in his career, fourth on the school’s career list ▪ From Luverne, AL (Luverne HS).

Markell Johnson (North Carolina State) – Guard – 6-1, 175

An early-entry candidate ▪ Has played three years for the Wolfpack, and as a junior last season, averaged 12.6 points, 4.2 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 25.3 minutes, starting 30 of 33 contests (.488 FG%, .422 3FG%, .738 FT%) ▪ In his career, has appeared in 89 games (57 starts), averaging 8.6 points, 4.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals (.457 FG%, .389 3FG%, .663 FT%) ▪ Ranked seventh in the ACC in total assists last season (139) and was second as a sophomore (190) ▪ Attended East Tech HS in Cleveland, OH.

Chris Silva (South Carolina) – Forward – 6-9, 234

Four-year player for the Gamecocks was named All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive the last two seasons ▪ In 2018-19 as a senior, averaged 15.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks (fourth in the conference) in 26.7 minutes (.508 FG%, .500 3FG%, .744 FT%) ▪ SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a junior ▪ Over his collegiate career, put in 11.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 21.7 minutes (134 games/108 starts), hitting .497 FG% and .729 FT% ▪ Speaks English, French and Portuguese ▪ Born in Gabon and attended high school in New Jersey (Roselle Catholic).

Tre’Shawn Thurman (Nevada) – Forward – 6-8, 225

Played three seasons at Omaha before transferring and finishing his collegiate career at Nevada ▪ Appeared in 34 games (29 starts) for the Wolfpack last season, and averaged 8.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 26.3 minutes (.498 FG%, .792 FT%) ▪ The native of Omaha attended Omaha Central HS ▪ Father Willie ran track at Nebraska.

NOTE: Players who have applied for early entry have the right to withdraw their names from consideration for the Draft by notifying the NBA of their decision in writing no later than 5 p.m. ET on Monday, June 10. Under NCAA rules, in order to retain college basketball eligibility, underclassmen who have entered the 2019 Draft must withdraw by Wednesday, May 29.