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NBA Draft 2012: John Jenkins, Jared Cunningham To Workout For Hawks Sunday

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Mar 14, 2012; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores guard John Jenkins (23) during practice for the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Pit.  Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 14, 2012; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores guard John Jenkins (23) during practice for the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Pit. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

After working out three players on Saturday the Atlanta Hawks have two more scheduled to come in on Sunday in Vanderbilt's John Jenkins and Oregon State's Jared Cunningham.

John Jenkins
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 212
Age: 21
Position: Shooting Guard

Offensively I don't see anything wrong with John Jenkins and I have personally witnessed him torch the Georgia Bulldogs and a variety of other SEC teams in the SEC Tournament for the last few seasons. Questions exist however about his size and whether or not he can handle the shooting guard position well enough defensively at the NBA level. He could however find his niche as an off the bench scorer where coaches could help offset a favorable matchup for him. He is projected as a late first to early second round pick by most draft pundits.

DraftExpress combine interview with John Jenkins.

Jared Cunningham
Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 188
Age: 21
Position: Shooting Guard

Cunningham is an interesting prospect that really helped himself at the draft combine. He is slender and needs to add weight and strength but he is athletic with a quick first step that enabled him in college to wreak havoc in the lane and in the open floor. His outside shooting leaves room for improvement as he hit just 34 percent of his three point attempts this season while taking nearly four per game. Chad Ford sees the upside in Cunningham but questions where he might go in the draft.

Cunningham was one of the high risers out of the NBA combine. The question is: Where does he go? Everyone likes him, but after the Hawks are off the board at No. 23, there isn't a team left in the first round with a big need at the point. That could change with trades, but a pulled hamstring has also forced him to sit the week out. That can't help either.

DraftExpress draft combine interview with Jared Cunningham.

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