Tennessee’s Alexander among those working out for Hawks

Tennessee center Kyle Alexander is among six players working out for the Hawks on Monday.

The Atlanta Hawks have been extremely transparent about the prospects they have brought in for pre-draft workouts, and the franchise announced a new batch that is scheduled to come in Monday.

None are expected to be selected in the first round, though things can change as the end of June nears. Here is the latest list of invitees (descriptions courtesy of a Hawks news release):


Kyle Alexander (Tennessee) – Center – 6-11, 222

Spent four years at Tennessee, finishing second in school history in blocked shots (185) and fifth in offensive rebounds (287) ▪ As a senior, averaged 7.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 23.8 minutes, starting all 37 games (.619 FG%, .658 FT%) ▪ Completed his requirements for his bachelor’s degree in Communications following his junior year ▪ A native of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada (Athlete Institute) ▪ Sister, Kayla plays for the Indiana Fever of the WNBA. 

Javon Bess (St. Louis) – Forward – 6-6, 220

Finished his collegiate career at St. Louis after spending his first two seasons at Michigan State ▪ As a senior, compiled 15.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals in 36.7 minutes ▪ Named the A-10 Defensive Player of the Year, first team All-Defense and to the All-A-10 Tournament first team ▪ Was the Ohio Division I Co-Player of the Year at Gahanna Lincoln HS (Gahanna, OH). 

Terence Davis (Mississippi) – Forward/Guard – 6-4, 205

A four-year player at Ole Miss, and as a senior this past season, compiled 15.2 points (seventh in the SEC), 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals in 31.0 minutes (.444 FG%, .371 3FG%, .772 FT%), appearing in 33 games (32 starts) ▪ Named Second Team All-SEC ▪ Led the team in rebounds per game and assists per game, while ranking second in points per game and steals per game ▪ Finished 13th in school history in scoring (1,492) ▪ From Southaven, MS (Southaven HS). 

Amir Hinton (Shaw) – Guard – 6-5, 190

An early-entry candidate ▪ The CIAA Player of the Year and leading scorer in Division II this past season as a junior at Shaw, when he averaged 29.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.3 steals in 37.6 minutes (.488 FG%, .340 3FG%, .894 FT%), playing in 29 games (28 starts) ▪ Scored 40-or-more points five times this season ▪ Spent his first two collegiate seasons at Lock Haven University ▪ Attended Abington HS in Abington, PA. 

Paul Scruggs (Xavier) – Guard – 6-3, 200

An early-entry candidate ▪ Started all 35 games as a sophomore last season, averaging 12.3 points (second on the team), 4.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.2 steals in 32.8 minutes (35 starts), hitting .461 FG%, .375 3FG% and .737 FT% ▪ Named to the Big East All-Tournament Team after putting up 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in two contests ▪ Attended Southport HS in his hometown of Indianapolis before transferring to Prolific Prep (CA) for his senior year. 

Josh Sharma (Stanford) – Center – 7-0, 230

A four-year player for Stanford, where he put in 10.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 22.2 minutes as a senior (Conference-best .673 FG%, .679 FT%) in 31 games (24 starts) ▪ Named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 ▪ His .673 FG% is the Cardinal single-season record and the best mark in the Pac-12 in 22 years ▪ From Lexington, MA (Northfield Mount Hermon HS).