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Projected lottery pick Trae Young will work out for the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, the team announced on its website.
Young is a dynamic point guard from Oklahoma, where he became the first freshman to lead the nation in scoring (27.4) and assists (8.7). He is expected to be selected later than the Hawks’ pick at No. 3 overall — but just like many of the top prospects, his draft position is likely to be determined by these individual pre-draft workouts.
The Hawks could also potentially trade current starting point guard Dennis Schroder, opening the door for an incoming player such as Young.
Young has also worked out for the New York Knicks, among others, and according to Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv, the Phoenix Suns (selecting No. 1 overall), Sacramento Kings (No. 2), Memphis Grizzlies (No. 4), Philadelphia 76ers (No. 10) and Hawks have all “passed through Oklahoma to interview staff and faculty” about Young.
The Cleveland Cavaliers (No. 8 overall) have also been in touch with Young and his representatives.
The Hawks own the 19th and 30th overall picks, as well as one second-rounder (34th overall),