With both the lottery and draft combine taking place in Chicago, the Atlanta Hawks have not hosted a publicly announced workout since May 11. That brief hiatus will come to an end on Thursday, however, as the Hawks will play host to six players at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex.
The headliner is Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo, who enjoyed a strong performance at the recent combine and arrives in Atlanta as a potential first round pick. While his “breakout” effort did not arrive until the Final Four, DiVincenzo is quite athletic (42-inch vertical leap) and, after knocking down 40 percent of his threes last season, there is quite a market for his potential skill set at the next level.
While he would not be in consideration for the No. 3 overall selection, DiVincenzo’s ascent from a prospect standpoint could place him in range at No. 19 overall. More conservatively, he would certainly be a potential target at No. 30 or No. 34 overall, should the Villanova standout remain available.
In addition to DiVencenzo, the Hawks will be evaluating Georgia Tech big man Ben Lammers, LSU guard Brandon Sampson, Wake Forest big man Doral Moore, Wichita State forward Markis McDuffie and San Diego State forward Jalen McDaniels. Though no member of that quintet is expected to be a top-34 pick (and, thus, in Atlanta’s draft range), there is a potential that the Hawks could aim to acquire a pick later in the second round or evaluate these players with an eye toward summer league and/or training camp.