NBA Draft 2012: Atlanta Hawks Pre-Draft Workout Schedule – 6/23

The Atlanta Hawks host what may be the most underrated batch of top collegiate players so far in their pre-draft workouts.

Lets take a closer look at the potential draftees.

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Festus Ezeli (Vanderbilt)
Height: 6-foot-11
Weight: 255
Age: 22
Position: Center

Brief Bio via Hawks PR:

Showed tremendous improvement over his four years at Vanderbilt, and following his junior year, Ezeli was named the nation’s most improved player by Yahoo Sports … he recorded 10.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks last year (.562 FG%, .604 FT%) … Ezeli blocked a school-record 87 shots as a junior … born in Begin City, Nigeria, his family moved to the U.S. in 2004 … had never player traditional organized basketball.

CAREER TOTALS – 7.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks (.562 FG%, .584 FT%).

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Scott Machado (Iona)
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 180
Age: 22
Position: Point Guard

Brief Bio via Hawks PR:

The 2012 MAAC Player of the Year, Machado was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award and Wooden Award after racking up 13.6 ppg, 9.9 apg, 4.9 apg and 1.6 spg (.495 FG%, .404 3FG%, .811 FT%) … he was also a two-time first-team All-MAAC performer who spent last summer playing for Brazil’s team in the World University Games … Machado finished the season with 11 double-doubles and scored a season-high 33 vs. Saint Joseph’s … hails from Queens, NY.

CAREER TOTALS – 12.2 points, 6.7 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals (.429 FG%, .342 3FG%, .740 FT%).

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Fab Melo (Syracuse)
Height: 7-feet
Weight: 244
Age: 22
Position: Center

Brief Bio via Hawks PR:

Brazilian-born big man was Big East Defensive Player of the Year at Syracuse as a sophomore last season … he ranked first on the team in rebounding (5.8), blocks (2.9) and field goal percentage (.566) last year, scoring 7.8 ppg … set a school record with 10 rejections vs. Seton Hall … In his freshman year, put in 2.3 ppg and 1.9 rpg, appearing in 33 contests … played for Brazil’s national team in the 2011 World University Games.

CAREER TOTALS – 4.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks (.576 FG%, .553 FT%).

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Henry Sims (Georgetown)
Height: 6-foot-10
Weight: 245
Age: 22
Position: Power Forward

Brief Bio via Hawks PR:

Big man played in 121 games in his four years at Georgetown, and was named to the 2012 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament All-Tourney team following his senior season … last year, he led the Hoyas in blocks (1.4), was second in rebounding (6.0) and third in scoring (11.6) … the Baltimore native scored in double figures 21 times in 33 games, and had career-high 24 against Memphis.

CAREER TOTALS – 4.9 points and 3.2 rebounds (.479 FG%, .654 FT%).

Topics: 2012 NBA Draft, Atlanta Hawks, Fab Melo, Festus Ezeli, Henry Sims, Scott Machado

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