Friday, November 27, 2015

Aiken to work out for Atlanta Hawks

Former St. Joseph’s forward CJ Aiken will work out with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.

Aiken to work out for Atlanta Hawks

Saint Joseph´s C.J. Aiken protects the ball from the reach of VCU´s Treveon Graham during the second half. (John Minchillo/AP)
Saint Joseph's C.J. Aiken protects the ball from the reach of VCU's Treveon Graham during the second half. (John Minchillo/AP)

Former St. Joseph’s forward CJ Aiken will work out with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.

The 6-foot-9, bulked-up 216-pounder has already worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, and the Washington Wizards. Aiken, who applied for the June 27 NBA draft after his junior campaign, is also scheduled to work out for the Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns.

He’s projected to go undrafted.

“I’ll do whatever it takes for a team to pick me up,” Aiken said. “Since April, I’ve gained 15 pounds working out in Las Vegas. Teams really like my ability to spread the floor and operate out of the pick-and-pop.”

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The former Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School standout averaged 10.4 points and 5.6 rebounds for St. Joe’s this past season.

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Marc Narducci has performed a variety of jobs at The Inquirer since beginning with the paper in 1983. A long-time high school sports reporter in South Jersey, Narducci has also served as a beat writer for the 76ers, a backup Eagles and Sixers writer and has covered all the professional and colleges in the Philadelphia area. Among his duties at The Inquirer over the years, Narducci has covered one Super Bowl, two World Series and three NBA all-star games. Most recently he has covered the Philadelphia Union soccer team and this season will be adding college basketball duties, paying specific attention to St. Joseph’s. A life-long Southern New Jersey resident, Narducci is a 1977 graduate of Paul VI High and 1981 graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). Email Marc at and follow him on Twitter.

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