Monday, March 30, 2015

Sixers work out Wyatt, Larkin, Rice and Thomas

By now, most 76ers fans know Khalif Wyatt worked out on Saturday for the Sixers staff at PCOM.

Sixers work out Wyatt, Larkin, Rice and Thomas

The Sixers will workout Miami guard Shane Larkin. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
The Sixers will workout Miami guard Shane Larkin. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

By now, most 76ers fans know Khalif Wyatt worked out on Saturday for the Sixers staff at PCOM.

But he wasn’t alone.

The former Temple guard said he was joined by Shane Larkin, DeShaun Thomas and Glen Rice Jr. in the unannounced workout. The Inquirer orginially reported Wednesday that Wyatt was scheduled to participate in the workout.

The Sixers have a first-round pick (11th overall) and two second-round selections (35th and 42d).

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Larkin, a former University of Miami point guard, is projected as a late first-round or early second-round draft pick.  Rice, a former shooting guard for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League, and Thomas, a former Ohio State forward, are seen as early second-round targets. Wyatt is predicted to go undrafted, but could end up in the second round.

The Big Five and Atlantic Ten Conference player of the year averaged 20.5 points last season.

Larkin, a 6-footer who left Miami after his sophomore season, averaged 14.5 points, 4.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds this past season. The son of Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin has exceptional ball-handling skills and arguably the draft’s most athletic point guard.

Rice averaged 9.5 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Vipers. The 6-6, 215-pounder has a 6-10 wingspan and is extremely aggressive. He opted to play in the D-League last fall after he was kicked off the Georgia Tech team in March 2012 following an incident outside an Atlanta nightclub.

Thomas, who left Ohio State after his junior season, has a solid face-up game and three-point range. The 6-7, 225-pounder averaged 19.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists.



Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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