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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 stuff.”

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.

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