2012 NBA Draft: Fab Melo, Festus Ezeli Scheduled To Workout For Hawks Saturday

Mar 14, 2012; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores center Festus Ezeli (3) during practice for the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Pit. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

The NBA Draft is less than a week away and the Atlanta Hawks continue scheduled workouts Saturday at Philips Arena. Here is a closer look at those players scheduled to be in town. Personally this is the most anticipated day of workouts for myself with both Festus Ezeli, Henry Sims and Fab Melo in town.

Festus Ezeli
Height: 6-foot-11
Weight: 264
Age: 22
Position: Center

Quick bio courtesy of Hawks PR:

Showed tremendous improvement over his four years at Vanderbilt, and following his junior year, Ezeli was
named the nation's most improved player by Yahoo Sports ... he recorded 10.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0
blocks last year (.562 FG%, .604 FT%) ... Ezeli blocked a school-record 87 shots as a junior ... born in Begin City,
Nigeria, his family moved to the U.S. in 2004 ... had never player traditional organized basketball ... CAREER
TOTALS - 7.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks (.562 FG%, .584 FT%).

Fab Melo
Height: 7-foot
Weight: 255
Age: 22
Position: Center

Quick bio courtesy of Hawks PR:

Brazilian-born big man was Big East Defensive Player of the Year at Syracuse as a sophomore last season ... he
ranked first on the team in rebounding (5.8), blocks (2.9) and field goal percentage (.566) last year, scoring 7.8
ppg ... set a school record with 10 rejections vs. Seton Hall ... In his freshman year, put in 2.3 ppg and 1.9 rpg,
appearing in 33 contests ... played for Brazil's national team in the 2011 World University Games ... CAREER
TOTALS - 4.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks (.576 FG%, .553 FT%).

Draft Express combine workout interview with Fab Melo

Henry Sims
Height: 6-foot-10
Weight: 241
Age: 22
Position: Center

Quick bio courtesy of Hawks PR:

Big man played in 121 games in his four years at Georgetown, and was named to the 2012 Portsmouth
Invitational Tournament All-Tourney team following his senior season ... last year, he led the Hoyas in blocks
(1.4), was second in rebounding (6.0) and third in scoring (11.6) ... the Baltimore native scored in double
figures 21 times in 33 games, and had career-high 24 against Memphis ... CAREER TOTALS - 4.9 points and 3.2
rebounds (.479 FG%, .654 FT%).

Scott Machado
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 205
Age: 22
Position: Point Guard

Quick bio courtesy of Hawks PR:

The 2012 MAAC Player of the Year, Machado was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award and Wooden Award after
racking up 13.6 ppg, 9.9 apg, 4.9 apg and 1.6 spg (.495 FG%, .404 3FG%, .811 FT%) ... he was also a two-time
first-team All-MAAC performer who spent last summer playing for Brazil's team in the World University Games
... Machado finished the season with 11 double-doubles and scored a season-high 33 vs. Saint Joseph's ... hails
from Queens, NY ... CAREER TOTALS - 12.2 points, 6.7 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals (.429 FG%, .342
3FG%, .740 FT%).

DraftExpress combine interview with Scott Machado

For more on the Atlanta Hawks and the NBA Draft check out SB Nation Atlanta.

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