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The Sixers will host another pre draft workout Wednesday at the team s practice facility in Camden, New Jersey.

Attending the workout are Oregon forward Jordan Bell and guard Tyler Dorsey, Indiana center Thomas Bryant, French guard Elie Okobo, Georgetown guard L.J. Peak and Notre Dame guard Steve Vasturia.

These players project as second round picks, of which the Sixers own four 36th, 39th, 46th and 50th.

Jordan Bell, junior, F, 6 9/227
Casual fans might remember Bell from the Final Four game against North Carolina in which he missed some crucial rebounds in the final seconds and Oregon never got a chance for a final shot. But don t let that image taint your idea of what he brings to the court. Bell took his game to another level as an inside presence after the Ducks lost primary big Chris Boucher in the Pac 12 Tournament and was named the Midwest Region s Most Outstanding Player . He won Defensive Player of the Year honors in the Pac 12 this past season, and projects as a mobile five in the NBA.

2016 17 averages 11.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists

Thomas Bryant, sophomore, C, 6 10/241
Bryant was a highly touted recruit out of high school and was expected to attend Syracuse, only to make the late call to play for Tom Crean at Indiana. He struggled defensively at first, but came into his own as a freshman and eventually shot 70.3 percent on two point attempts — he thrives around the rim. Many were surprised he returned to school for second year, but his athletic ability and 7 6 wingspan still make him an attractive target for a late pick.

2016 17 averages 12.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists

Tyler Dorsey, sophomore, G, 6 4/180
Dorsey s two years at Oregon have been some of the best in the program s recent history, as the Ducks secured a No. 1 seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and a Final Four appearance this past season. His stats from March show why he ll be a good find for a team in the draft; in each of his final eight games for Oregon, Dorsey scored at least 20 points. He shot 42 percent from deep on the season, and that alone should catch the Sixers eye.

2016 17 averages 14.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists

Elie Okobo, 19 years old France , G, 6 2/180
Okobo is undersized and his numbers last season in France aren t overly impressive. He shot 32 percent from three point range, but he s considered more of a scorer than a distributor. Still, with four second round picks, the Sixers should keep all options open, and bringing in Okobo appears to show they re doing just that.

2016 17 averages 8.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists

L.J. Peak, junior, G, 6 5/215
Some were surprised to see Peak stay in the draft and not return to Georgetown, but the fact that John Thompson III is no longer at the helm of the Hoyas could have factored into that decision. In his first year as a starter, Peak was the second leading scorer on a pretty bad Georgetown team, doing a little bit of everything. By no means was he a sniper from deep, but he plays well off the ball and can finish inside. He did not receive an invite to the NBA draft combine.

2016 17 averages 16.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists

Steve Vasturia, senior, G, 6 5/211
The Medford, New Jersey native and St. Joe s Prep graduate was a fan favorite in his time at Notre Dame. His athleticism is not a selling point, and he was never really the go to guy for the Fighting Irish, but he contributed heavily to a team that s been a March Madness mainstay in recent years. He s primarily a spot up shooter but can slash the lane well when he wants to. At 35 percent from three his senior season, Vasturia will need to improve his consistencey to stick around in the NBA. Still, he has the tools that if he performs, he might be able to find a spot at the end of someone s bench.
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