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2016 NBA Draft: Taurean Prince reportedly among group to workout for Hawks

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Baylor forward Taurean Prince was reportedly among a group of players to participate in a draft workout for the Atlanta Hawks last week.

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With the 2016 season now in the books. The focus for the Atlanta Hawks will quickly turn to the offseason with free agency and the upcoming NBA Draft. The team has already begun holding draft workouts and reportedly hosted a group of players last week headlined by Baylor's Taurean Prince according to a report by SINow contributor Jake Fischer.

Prince is a 6-7 small forward who averaged 16 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists as a senior. He shot 43 percent from the field and a respectable 36 percent from three-point range.

Per DraftExpress, Prince is a good athlete who is a capable outside shooter who has enough ball handling skills to attack defenders and to finish in transition. His versatility defensively might be his biggest asset as he possesses the speed to chase smaller wings and the strength to battle bigger players inside.

He is not necessarily a shot creator but seems like a good fit for Mike Budenholzer's system. The Hawks need to get bigger on the wing and Prince is the kind of prospect that appears would fit well.

Other players to participate in the workout according to Fischer were:

Justin Jackson - 6-8 small forward - North Carolina - Draft Express profile

Nigel Hayes - 6-8 power forward - Wisconsin - Draft Express profile

Pascal Siakam - 6-9 power forward - New Mexico State - Draft Express profile

Alex Hamilton - 6-4 point guard - Louisiana Tech - Draft Express profile

Wes Washpun - 6-1 point guard - Northern Iowa - Draft Express profile