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Charlotte Hornets bring in two draft candidates with a good shot at their No. 11 pick

Louisville's Donovan Mitchell (45) is among six draft candidates invited to a Charlotte Hornets workout Monday.
Louisville's Donovan Mitchell (45) is among six draft candidates invited to a Charlotte Hornets workout Monday. AP

Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell and Australian pro Terrance Ferguson, two viable candidates for the Charlotte Hornets’ No. 11 overall draft pick, are scheduled to audition at Spectrum Center Monday.

Also, invited to the six-player workout: UCLA’s Bryce Alford, Nevada’s Cameron Oliver, Florida’s Devin Robinson and Nebraska’s Tai Webster.

Mitchell, at 6-3, played mostly shooting guard at Louisville, but might play some point guard in the NBA. He was one of college basketball’s better perimeter defenders last season, taking advantage of his 6-10 wingspan; extraordinary for his height.

Mitchell averaged 15.6 points and 2.7 assists for the Cardinals last season.

Ferguson, who grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, chose to play last season professionally with the Adelaide 36ers, rather than spend a season in college basketball before entering the NBA draft.

At 6-7, Ferguson is projected as a shooting guard at the NBA level. He played just 15 minutes per game for Adelaide, averaging 4.6 points and 0.6 assists.

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