6 Prospects make up first wave of Atlanta Hawks pre-draft workouts

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Taevion Kinsey – G – Marshall – 6-Foot-5 – 185lbs

Atlanta’s parade of guards continues, though Marshall’s Taevion Kinsey does have a notable size advantage over either Dingle or Joiner. A fifth-year senior, Kinsey is a three-time All-Conference USA selection and was named to the 2022-23 Sun Belt Player of the Year after averaging 22.1 points, 5.4 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.7 steals for the Thundering Herd.

Kinsey is also the most efficient entrant on the list so far shooting 54.2% overall and 40.4% from downtown. He’s also a fairly impressive athlete with the ability to pull off some highlight real in-game dunks.

“Kinsey isn’t a household name,” notes NBA Draft Room. “But he’s got the makings of an NBA player with some first-round potential.”

He stepped his game up during the Herd’s five-game winning streak from February 9 to February 22, averaging 26.4 points on 63% shooting (66.% 3P) with 5.0 boards, 4.4 assists, and 1.4 steals. Kinsey dropped 18 points, snagged eight rebounds, and dished out six assists while also swiping a steal in Marshall’s Sun Belt Conference Tournament loss to Texas State.

Kinsey has a lot of the traits that current Hawks guard Dejounte Murray has – long with a 6-foot-10 wingspan, athletic, and has a knack for getting into passing lanes. He also became Marshall’s all-time leading scorer this past season.

While he’s known as a scorer and for his explosive athleticism, Kinsey also improved on the defensive end which is not insignificant given the Hawks’ needs going into the offseason.