A Philadelphia 76ers blog, hosted by Christopher A. Vito
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Temple's Khalif Wyatt works out for Sixers, says he's optimistic to hear name called at NBA Draft
(Christopher A. Vito)
Temple guard Khalif Wyatt rated his workout Saturday with
the 76ers as “good,” and said he’s hopeful to hear his name called June 27 at
the NBA draft.
Wyatt, a Norristown product, participated in the predraft
workout at PCOM alongside Miami’s Shane Larkin, Ohio State’s DeShaun Thomas and
Glen Rice Jr., who spent last season in the NBA Development League.
“I think I did good,” said Wyatt, a 6-4, 210-pound guard.
“I made shots. I competed well. Played pretty good defense, and I gave a good
effort. … We did a little bit of everything – some ballhandling, shot a lot of
shots, we competed 1-on-1. It was only four guys, so we did a lot of 1-on-1
Wyatt said he shaved about 14 pounds in the six weeks he
spent in Las Vegas, where he trained at Impact Basketball’s facility with other
prospective draft picks. Most teams that Wyatt has worked out for, he said,
have taken notice of his slimmed-down physique. He’s workout out for Phoenix,
Portland, Brooklyn, Washington, Detroit and the Sixers, with upcoming workouts
with Dallas (June 18), Sacramento (June 21) and the Los Angeles Lakers (June
24) scheduled before draft day.
“Teams have been impressed with my body change the last
time they saw me, against Indiana,” Wyatt said of the Owls’ final NCAA
Tournament game. “Teams are looking at me as a second-round prospect. Hopefully
I get my name called.”
For more on Wyatt, pick up Sunday’s Daily Times.
On a related note: Saint Joseph’s C.J. Aiken, who
declared for the draft after his junior season with the Hawks, will work out
for the Sixers June 24.