NBA Draft 2012: Hawks To Workout Will Barton, According To Report

Mar 9, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Tigers guard Will Barton (5) drives to the basket in the game against the UCF Knights during the second half of the semi finals of the Conference USA Tournament at the FedEx Forum. The Memphis Tigers defeated the UCF Knights 83-52. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

(SB Nation Atlanta - Kris Willis) Memphis sophomore guard Will Barton's stock is on the rise after a solid showing at the Chicago pre-draft combine and has a scheduled work out with the Atlanta Hawks who have the 23rd pick in the first round. Barton was Conference USA Player of the Year last season in which he averaged 18 points and eight rebounds a game.

Before the combine Barton had been projected as a second round pick. Now his stock is on the rise and he has already worked out with a number of teams that have late first round selections like the Boston Celtics, Miami Heatand Chicago Bulls.

"I just want to go out there and showcase my talent, show everything I can do," Barton said. "Not just on the court, but off the court. Show that I'm a good person, a professional and just how well-rounded I am. I shot the ball real well (at the combine). That's something I've been working on, just staying consistent with my shot. I feel like when I'm consistent with my shot, it's hard to contain me."

Barton also has upcoming workouts scheduled with Atlanta, Denver, Milwaukee and Indiana leading up to the draft. The Hawks could look to draft the best player available at No. 23 given that they only have six players under contract for next season and could use anyone that would provide depth. Reserve guards Kirk Hinrich, Jannero Pargo andWillie Green are all free agents so a player like Barton could conceivably slide right into the rotation.

For more on the Atlanta Hawks check out SB Nation Atlanta.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker