Charlotte Hornets

Duke’s Amile Jefferson among 6 players invited to Hornets’ pre-draft workout

Former Duke forward Amile Jefferson, right, will be among six draft candidates working out for the Charlotte Hornets Saturday.
Former Duke forward Amile Jefferson, right, will be among six draft candidates working out for the Charlotte Hornets Saturday. AP

Former Duke forward Amile Jefferson is one of six draft candidates scheduled to work out for the Charlotte Hornets Saturday at Spectrum Center.

Saturday’s group looks like second-round picks or undrafted rookie free agents. The Hornets will select 11th and 41st overall in the June 22 draft.

Jefferson, a senior, averaged 10.9 points for the Blue Devils last season and just under 30 minutes.

Others auditioning for the Hornets Saturday: Antonio Blakeney from Louisiana State; Torian Graham from Arizona State; Kyle Kuzma from Utah; Derrick Walton, Jr. from Michigan; and Nigel Williams-Goss from Gonzaga.

The Hornets are expected to hold several workouts next week, including candidates for the 11th pick.

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