As is often the case in the weeks leading up to the NBA Draft, player schedules are fluid and in a constant state of flux. Lists released in advance rarely if ever stay unchanged and such is the case for the large group workout being hosted by the Minnesota Timberwolves today and tomorrow that will be attended by some 20 additional franchises. After a handful of last second withdrawals several non-BCS players have been added to the four groups that will be participating, opening up valuable opportunities to improve their stock and possibly earn additional individual workouts.
According to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress, the two-day event will now include VCU's Jamie Skeen, Oakland's Keith Benson, Matt Howard and Shelvin Mack of Butler, San Diego State big man Malcolm Thomas and Charles Jenkins of Hofstra. Thomas, Jenkins and Howard were all late additions after other players pulled out.
This workout is of significant importance for Howard in particular who wasn't invited to the NBA Combine in Chicago last week. This will be his first and likely only opportunity to workout in front of multiple teams. He is currently projected to go undrafted by most media outlets.
The fastest riser of the group might be Jenkins who impressed scouts at the Combine with his better than expected point guard skill set, smarts and maturity. After coming into the weekend looking like a solid mid-second round selection, the Hofstra scoring machine has taken a major jump on a lot of boards, including climbing to No. 25 in the first round of the latest DraftExpress mock.
The remaining non-BCS players attending are all currently projected as second round selections or undrafted prospects.