With next Thursday's NBA Draft quickly approaching, former Hokie Jarell Eddie has continued to display his skill-set in front of NBA teams, trying to leave them with good last impressions before the draft. Eddie has worked out with the Washington Wizards (June 11th), Sacramento Kings (June 14th), and Charlotte Hornets (June 16th) so far. Here is our previous article on Eddie's first Pre-Draft workout, which recaps his workout with the Wizards.
Eddie's workout with the Kings also consisted of Kyle Casey (Forward, Harvard), C.J. Fair (Forward, Syracuse), Joe Jackson (Guard, Memphis), Xavier Thames (Guard, SDSU), and JaKarr Sampson (Forward, St.John's). As mentioned in the previous article, the chances of Eddie making the Kings roster seems very slim due to the Kings depth at the wing position. Young star Ben McLemore is still under contract, as is seasoned veteran Travis Outlaw. There is also a chance that Rudy Gay will be back with the Kings next season, which would definitely not help Eddie's chances of making this ballclub.
Highlights of the Kings workout that Eddie took part in:
Eddie, who is from Charlotte, worked out for his hometown team along with Jerrelle Benimon (Forward, Towson), De'Mon Brooks (Forward, Davidson), Josh Davis (Forward, SDSU), Jerami Grant (Forward, Syracuse), and Mike Moser (Forward, Oregon). The Hornets may have some openings at the wing position going into this offseason. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will be under contract next year for the Hornets, and he has performed well in the NBA over two seasons (and he's still only 20 years old), but he is definitely still an offensive work in progress. Chris Douglas-Roberts is an unrestricted free agent going into this offseason, and the critically-acclaimed Jeff Taylor may also be back next year for Charlotte, so Eddie would still have plenty of competition in order to make this teams roster, though less than he might see in Washington or Sacramento.
It may be a long shot for Eddie to be selected in next weeks draft, but his stock has been rising as more teams have become interested in his play over the past few weeks.