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After Three Days Off, Pacers Schedule Fifth Workout Saturday

Indiana has one of their best draft workouts yet. Jeff Withey and Jamaal Franklin headline the workout, two prospects who could be prime candidates to be the 23rd pick.

Jeff Withey is one of the headliners at Saturday's workout
Jeff Withey is one of the headliners at Saturday's workout

The Pacers have a big workout on Saturday that features two first round draft picks. Three other prospects in this workout are expected to be undrafted and could eventually come back on a training camp tryout. Out of the other four workouts before this one, a group like this has the most promise.

As usual, beat writer, Scott Agness broke the workout news on Twitter.

This group of prospects addresses the need for an athletic wing and a big man in the post. Pacers lead scout, Ryan Carr was in attendance at least once during the season to watch all of these prospects.

All of these players would fill-out much needed depth on the roster next season. As mentioned, three of these prospects could be worth a flyer with the 53rd pick. Jamaal Franklin and Jeff Withey are the only first rounders in this workout, but they make sense at 23. Adding a defensive-oriented wing or big man would help round-out Indiana's second unit front court for the next few years.

Below are the positives and negatives on all five of these prospects from ESPN's Chad Ford. Also, if provided, Draft Express will also have videos of these players below as well.

Matthew Dellavedova

Hollinger PER 21.58
Projection Second Round Pick/Undrafted
  • Great size for his position
  • Excellent shooter with deep range
  • Very high basketball IQ
  • Real leader on the court
  • Excellent ball handler and passer
  • Very aggressive
  • Not an elite athlete
  • Questions about lateral quickness

Angelo Sharpless

Projection Second Round Pick/Undrafted
  • Elite athlete
  • Explosive leaper
  • Has 3 point range on his jumper
  • Very good rebounder for his size
  • A bit undersized for his position
  • Played against weak competition in the CIAA
  • Already 23 years old

Zeke Marshall

Hollinger PER 29.36
Projection Second Round Pick/Undrafted

Jamaal Franklin

  • Super athletic wing
  • Long arms
  • Explosive leaper
  • Excellent slasher who gets to the basket
  • Elite rebounder for his size/position
  • Super competitive, fearless
  • Lacks a consistent jump shot
  • Playing out of position at San Diego State

Jeff Withey

Hollinger PER 27.23
Projection Late First Round Pick
  • Long, mobile big man
  • Can convert shots around the basket
  • Good shot-blocker
  • Needs to add strength
  • Lacks experience
  • Needs to improve post moves

This workout should be intriguing tomorrow so stay tuned to Indy Cornrows, as we will keep you updated on this workout after it is complete.