The San Antonio Spurs will work out former Duke star Amile Jefferson.
The 2017 NBA Draft is less than one week away, with teams preparing their final big boards and working out players they are interested in. This goes for the San Antonio Spurs, who will select at No. 29 and 59 in Round 1 and 2, respectively.
Given the Spurs’ placement in the NBA Draft, they’ve been somewhat quiet. That’s unlike the teams at the top of the order, with a mega-trade in the works to send the No. 1 overall pick elsewhere. However, San Antonio is still working out draft prospects, including a forward from one of the top college basketball schools in the nation.
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Jefferson played five years at Duke, one of which saw his season end early, due to injury. The NCAA gave him a medical redshirt, allowing an extra year of eligibility for the 2016-17 season.
Through five seasons with the Blue Devils, Jefferson averaged 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and just under 1 block per game. However, his final season had a career-high in blocks, with a season average of 1.9.
At age 24, Jefferson is one of the oldest players in the draft. In a draft full of freshmen with the best yet to come in their respective games, it will potentially have the Philadephia, PA native selected in Round 2. DraftExpress and NBADraft.net are among the mock drafts that don’t have Jefferson being picked on Thursday night.
More than likely, the former McDonald’s All-American will play his way into a Summer League spot. Maybe it’s with the Spurs, who will put their roster out sometime after the NBA Draft. If not, then someone else could show interest.
Jefferson is one of the dozens of college players trying to get drafted. Will he get selected?