Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Five more workouts scheduled for Sixers

The Sixers will continue workouts in advance of the NBA draft with visits from five players scheduled Saturday.

Five more workouts scheduled for Sixers

The Sixers will continue workouts in advance of the NBA draft with visits from five players scheduled Saturday.

The group includes Temple center Michael Eric, Mississippi forward Terrance Henry, Norfolk State center Kyle O'Quinn, Northwestern forward John Shurna and Georgetown center Henry Sims.

Eric, 6-11, averaged nine points and 8.8 rebounds in 19 games for the Owls asa senior. He missed about 6 weeks with an injury to his right patella, after fracturing the right patella during his junior season.

Henry, 6-10, averaged a team-high 12.5 points along with 4.3 reounds and one block. He was named second-team All-SEC.

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O'Quinn, 6-10, averaged 15.9 points and 10.3 rebounds and was named the MEAC player of the year and defensive player of the year.

Shurna, 6-9, was an honorable mention All-American who won the three-point shooting contest at the Final Four. He finished his Northwestern career as the school's all-time leader in scoring (2,038 points), games (130) and blocks (136).

Sims, 6-10, blossomed asa senior with career highs at 11.6 points and six rebounds.

The Sixers have the 15th overall pick in the first round and Nos. 45 and 54 in the second round.

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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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