2012 NBA Draft: Will Barton, Khris Middleton Part Of Hawks Workouts Wednesday

Mar 15, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Memphis Tigers guard Will Barton (5) shootsduring practice before the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

The Hawks will hold their largest workout yet on Wednesday with six players scheduled to attend. Lets take a closer look at the participants.

Will Barton
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 174
Age: 21
Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward

Quick Bio Via Hawks PR:

Barton started in 59 of 70 games in his two-year career at Memphis and led the Tigers and Conference USA
in scoring this past year at an 18.0 ppg clip ... he was also among the league leaders in rebounding (7 th), FG
percentage (11th), FT percentage (10th), assists (13th), steals (5th) and minutes played (4th) ... the only guard
ranked in the top ten of C-USA's rebounding leaders, Barton grabbed eight boards a game ... named the
conference's Most Valuable Player in 2012, he was also selected to CBSSports.com's third-team All-America
squad ... Barton had a career-best 30 points at Tulsa ... his hometown is Baltimore, MD ... CAREER TOTALS - 15.2
points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals (.471 FG%, .299 3FG%, .733 FT%).

Will Barton Draft Express Combine Interview:

William Buford
Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 215
Age: 22
Position: Shooting Guard

Quick Bio Via Hawks PR:

A durable, athletic shooter with great range, Buford was Ohio State's third leading scorer in 2011-12, tallying
14.5 ppg in 39 games ... a second-team All-Big Ten player in 2011-12, he started in 137 of 145 career games for
the Buckeyes ... in four years at OSU, Buford concluded his career as the school's third all-time leading scorer
(tied with Jerry Lucas) and helped the team reach the NCAA Final Four last April in New Orleans ... in 2009, he
was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... born in Toledo, OH ... CAREER TOTALS - 13.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and
2.5 assists (.440 FG%, .385 3FG%, .811 FT%).

Eric Griffin
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 201
Age: 22
Position: Power Forward

Quick Bio Via Hawks PR:

Hailing from a school who has never had a player selected in the NBA Draft, Griffin could become the first
Campbell player to make it to the big stage ... released from his high school team as a junior, he has had a
interesting journey to get this far, in addition to growing five inches ... after attending two community colleges
before landing at Campbell, Griffin played in 60 games for the Fighting Games ... he averaged 15.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg
and 1.5 apg last year (.610 FG%, .367 3FG%, .568 FT%) ... hails from Orlando, FL ... CAREER TOTALS - 14.5 points,
7.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists (.559 FG%, .352 3FG%, .588 FT%).

Eric Campbell Highlight Video courtesy of DraftExpress

Khris Middleton
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 216
Age: 20
Position: Small Forward

Quick Bio via Hawks PR:

A cousin of former Hawks' F Josh Powell, Middleton appeared in 20 games last season at Texas A&M, having
started in 17 ... he missed seven contests after suffering a partially torn right meniscus, then missed another
five in middle of conference play after reinjuring the same knee in an overtime win over Oklahoma ... played
strong in his return, averaging 16.1 ppg and 4.6 rpg over the final seven games and upped that scoring total in
the Big 12 Tournament (19.5 ppg) ... over the course of the season, he finished second in both scoring (13.2) and
rebounding (5.0) for the Aggies ... his hometown is North Charleston, SC ... CAREER TOTALS - 11.3 points, 4.6
rebounds and 2.0 assists (.432 FG%, .321 3FG%, .768 FT%).

Jeffery Taylor
Height: 6-foot-7
Weight: 225
Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward

Quick bio via Hawks PR:

The second-leading scorer in the Southeastern Conference in 2011-12 (behind teammate John Jenkins), Taylor
was also a first-team All-Conference player at his position ... after his selection to the All-Freshman Team in
2008, he was a two-time All-SEC second team performer in '09 and '10 ... Taylor posted 16.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg and 1.9
apg in 36 games as a senior (.493 FG%, .423 3FG%, .605 FT%) ... the third all-time leading scorer in Commodore
history, he also ranks in the school's top ten in rebounding, steals, FTs made and attempted ... his father, Jeff,
played in the NBA for Houston and Detroit, and eventually played professionally in Sweden, where Jeffrey was
born (Norrkoping) ... CAREER TOTALS - 14.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists (.483 FG%, .358 3FG%, .693

Jeffery Taylor draft profile from The Basketball Post

Hollis Thompson
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 206
Age: 21
Position: Small Forward

Quick bio via Hawks PR:

An early entry candidate, Thompson finished second on the Hoyas in scoring this past season with 12.8 ppg
and third in rebounding at 5.5 rpg (.464 FG%, .430 3FG%, .679 FT%) ... both numbers were career highs ... he
was third in the Big East in three-point FG percentage, and was named to the conference's honorable mention
team ... a native of Pasadena, CA ... CAREER TOTALS - 8.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists (.478 FG%, .440
3FG%, .676 FT%).

DraftExpress NBA Combine interview with Hollis Thompson

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