The Washington Wizards’ final pre-draft workout had some mid-major flavor.
The team had the following players at the Verizon Center on Wednesday: JeQuan Lewis (VCU), Jalen Ross (Harford), Tahjere McCall (Tennessee State) and Hanner Mosquera-Perea (ETSU). The mid-major quartet worked out alongside French center Alpha Kaba and former Cincinnati point guard Troy Caupain Jr.
Bullets Forever sees Lewis as someone that could be picked up for the Summer League.
The same can be said for JeQuan Lewis, who had a very strong career at VCU. He probably isn’t efficient enough of a scorer to make the transition to the NBA, but his athleticism and uptempo play could be useful in Las Vegas, if nothing else.
Lewis made the A-10’s All-Conference First Team last year and was an important part of four good VCU teams. He took on his biggest role last season, leading the team in scoring (15.2 PPG) and minutes (31.2 MPG), while posting the fifth best assist rate in the A-10.
He’s undersized as an NBA guard, but was a playmaker on both sides of the ball in college and has potential as a three-point threat (37.4% on 505 career 3PA). If nothing else, it’s not hard to see him finding a home in the G League after a strong Summer League. He’s also worked out for the Bucks, Celtics, Nuggets, Clippers and Nets.
Here’s what Lewis had to say after the workout:
Hear from former @VCU_Hoops guard @thatlewiskid1 after today's predraft workout in DC pic.twitter.com/RzsxfwXU4p— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) June 21, 2017
McCall is a tremendous defender who left Tennessee State with consecutive OVC Defensive Player of the Year awards. He’s not big enough to fall into the coveted “three-and-D” category, but he’s a well-rounded player that should have a successful professional career, wherever that may be.
Ross is the son of a Wizards executive, but did lead the America East in scoring last season. And Mosquera-Perea is a former four-star prospect that was a disruptive defender in his lone season in Johnson City.