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Draft workout notes: Canadian Andrew Nembhard and NCAA champion Kyle Guy headlines 2nd group

The Toronto Raptors ran their second pre-draft workout today leading up to the 2019 NBA Draft where the team will have the 59th overall pick. The second group of six players to work out this month included Canadian Andrew Nembhard and NCAA champion and Final Four Outstanding Player Kyle Guy. For reference, Raptors Republic will refer to the ESPN NBA Draft Rankings below. The full list of players who participated in today’s workouts are as follows:

Name

Position

Height

Weight

School

Hometown

Kyle Guy

Guard

6-2

175

Virginia

Indianapolis, IN

Zach Hankins

Centre

6-10

245

Xavier

Charlevoix, Mich

Dewan Hernandez

Centre

6-10

235

Miami

Miami, FL

John Konchar

Guard

6-5

210

Purdue Fort Wayne

West Chicago, IL

Matt Morgan

Guard

6-2

174

Cornell

Concord, NC

Andrew Nembhard

Guard

6-5

191

Florida

Aurora, ON

Kyle Guy
ESPN Rank: N/A

Kyle Guy is coming fresh off of a National Championship with UVA with Final Four Most Outstanding Player honours to go along with it. The 6-foot-2 guard spent three seasons with the Virginia Cavaliers where he averaged 15.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in the 2018-19 campaign. Guy is known as a sharpshooter and averaged 3.2 3-pointers per game this past season at a 42.6 percent clip.

Zach Hankins
ESPN Rank: N/A

After spending his first three seasons with Ferris State in NCAA Division-II, 6-foot-10 centre Zach Hankins transferred to Xavier for his senior year where he averaged 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game. Hankins made a name for himself at Xavier earning a starting spot for 22 of 23 games in the 2018-19 season, while breaking multiple school records including his BIG EAST-leading field goal percentage of 68.5%, which broke Brian Grant’s 65.4% record in the 1992-93 season.

Dewan Hernandez
ESPN Rank:N/A

Dewan Hernandez is a 6-foot-10 centre who averaged 11.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks in his most recent season (2017-18) with University of Miami. Having to sit out his junior season, Hernandez declared for the NBA Draft in January and was invited to the recent G-League Elite Camp where his performance was strong enough to earn an invite to the NBA Combine. The NCAA ruled Hernandez ineligible to participate in competition this past season due to an investigation tied to a corruption scandal.

John Konchar
ESPN Rank: #68

John Konchar spent four seasons with Purdue Fort Wayne where he averaged 19.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game in his 2018-19 senior year. The 6-foot-5, 210 lbs guard has a unique all-around game on both ends of the floor, and according to IndyStar and sports-reference.com Konchar is the only Division-I player to record 1,800 points, 1,000 rebounds, 400 assists, and 200 steals in a career. Konchar broke the school’s scoring record this past January and finished his college career with 2,065 points.

Matt Morgan
ESPN Rank: N/A

Matt Morgan rounded out his career at Cornell this past season as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 2,333 points and a career scoring average of 20.5 points per game. The 6-foot-2 guard was named First-Team All-Ivy League in 2018 and 2019, where he averaged 22.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in each contest. Morgan had also declared for the NBA Draft in the past two seasons but eventually withdrew in both instances to return to Cornell. Notably, Morgan is represented by Klutch Sports Group, the agency that also represents LeBron James.

Andrew Nembhard
ESPN Rank: N/A

Andrew Nembhard wrapped up his freshman year at Florida as a key starter leading the Gators into the second round of the NCAA Tournament this past season. The 6-foot-5 point guard from Aurora, Ontario averaged 8.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 5.4 assists in a starting role in all 36 games. Nembhard also played in two games for Team Canada during the FIBA World Cup Qualifying in a match against the Dominican Republic and Virgin Islands where he averaged 3.5 points and 5 assists in 15.2 minutes per game. Nembhard did not get an invite to the NBA Combine but participated in the G-League Elite Camp on May 13, 2019. The 2019 SEC All-Freshman did not hire an agent leaving the possibility that he can also return for his sophomore season at Florida.

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