Today the Hawks are continuing their pre-draft workouts at the Emory sports complex. The workouts are closed to the media but access is given after the workouts. We won’t be covering the majority of these workouts but we will try and keep you updated as to who the Hawks workout.
Make sure to check out our podcast as we have begun a series profiling certain players slated to be drafted in the upcoming NBA draft.
Today the guys the Hawks worked out were as follows:
Ronshad Allen-Shabazz (Appalachian State) – Guard – 6-5, 217
Spent four years at Appalachian State, finishing first in school history in field goals made (712), second in points (2,067), third in three-pointers made (269) and tied for third in games played (126) ▪ As a senior, averaged a team-high 18.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 32.2 minutes, starting all 32 games (.441 FG%, .376 3FG% .815 FT%) ▪ Named to All-Sun Belt Second Team following his junior and senior years after making the all-league Third Team as a sophomore ▪ A native of Raleigh, NC ▪ Attended Knightdale High School in Raleigh before transferring to Huntington Prep (West Virginia) for his senior season ▪ Majoring in Criminal Justice.
Aubrey Dawkins (Central Florida) – Guard – 6-6, 205
An early-entry candidate ▪ Played the 2018-19 season at UCF after spending his first two seasons at Michigan ▪ Sat out 2016-17 (NCAA transfer rules) and 2017-18 (injury) ▪ As a redshirt junior last season, earned Second Team All-Conference honors by The American after compiling 15.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 33.4 minutes (.463 FG%, .403 3FG%, .835 FT%) ▪ In 2018-19, ranked third in the conference in FT%, third in 3FG%, ninth in 3FGM per game (2.2) ▪ Graduated from Palo Alto High School (CA) in 2013 and attended New Hampton Prep (NH) prior to enrolling at Michigan.
Mamadi Diakite (Virginia) – Forward – 6-9, 228
Name is pronounced “Mama-DEE, DEE-ah-KEE-tay” ▪ An early-entry candidate ▪ Has played three seasons for the Cavaliers, and as a junior this past season, compiled 7.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 21.8 minutes (.550 FG%, .700 FT%), appearing in 38 games (22 starts) ▪ In 2018-19, tied for the ACC lead in games played, ranked third in the ACC in total blocks (63) and finished seventh in FG% ▪ A native of Conakry, Guinea, Africa ▪ Attended Blue Ridge School (VA) for high school, leading them to the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state championship and Virginia Independent Conference title in 2014-15.
Trey Porter (Nevada) – Center – 6-11, 230
A four-year player, Porter finished his collegiate career as a graduate transfer for the Wolfpack and averaged 7.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game in 17.4 minutes (.601 FG%, .637 FG%) across 34 games (all starts) ▪ Began his career at George Mason (2014-15) before playing two years at Old Dominion (2016-18) ▪ Led the MWC in 2-pt FG% last season (.625) and finished sixth in total blocks (28) and blocks per game ▪ A native of Woodbridge, VA ▪ Attended Potomac High School (VA), where he earned all-state honors as a junior and was co-Virginia Player of the Year as a senior.
Marial Shayok (Iowa State) – Guard – 6-6, 198
Last name is pronounced “SHAY-ock” ▪ A four-year player, started all 34 games as a redshirt senior last season, averaging 18.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.9 steals in 32.9 minutes (.496 FG%, .386 3FG%, .878 FT%) ▪ In 2018-19, named an AP All-American Honorable Mention and Julius Erving Award Finalist, named to the All-Big 12 First Team, All-Big 12 Tournament First Team, and awarded the Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player ▪ Last season, ranked second in the Big 12 in FG%, third in FGM (229), fourth in FTM (108) and fifth in 3FGM (71) ▪ Played three seasons at the University of Virginia before transferring to Iowa State ▪ Majoring in Liberal Studies ▪ One of five children, his father, Markur, played college basketball at Dayton, his sister, Yar, played collegiately at Detroit and his brother, Shayok, played at UMKC and Bradley ▪ A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ▪ Attended Blair Academy (NJ) for his final two high school seasons, earning New Jersey Prep Player of the Year as a senior.
Quinndary Weatherspoon (Mississippi State) – Guard – 6-4, 205
A four-year player for Mississippi State, where he put in 18.5 points (second in the SEC), 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals (seventh in the SEC) in 34.0 minutes as a senior (.508 FG%, .396 3FG%, .809 FT%) in 34 games, all starts ▪ Named First Team All-SEC in 2018-19, was All-SEC Second Team as a sophomore and junior, and was a member of the SEC All-Freshman team after his first season ▪ Ranks ninth in SEC history in career FGM (706) and 10th on the conference’s all-time leading scorers list (2,012 points) ▪ From Canton, MS and attended Velma Jackson High School, leading them to three consecutive 3A state titles.
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.