The six players invited to the pre-draft workouts in Westchester include : Cornell 7-foot center Jeff Foote, Oklahoma forward Keith “Tiny” Gallon, Tennessee guard J.P. Prince, Western Kentucky guard A.J. Slaughter, Alabama guard Mikhail Torrance, and Tulsa guard Ben Uzoh.
The three players worth mentioning:
Jeff Foote: 12.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks in 34 games in his senior season. He transferred from St. Bonaventure where he made the team as an academic walk-on. Foote increased his scoring and rebounding in each of the past three seasons. He has great size at 7’0″ and 265 pounds. His presence in the middle altering shots, setting picks and high FG% helped lead the Big Red to finish 29-5. Before losing to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 he registered 28 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks vs Temple and Wisconsin. Foote has won the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year the past two seasons. He has a 7″4″ wingspan and a high basketball IQ. He might not be the quickest of foot but he puts himself in great position on both sides of the court.
Keith “Tiny” Gallon: 10.3 points, 7.9 rebounds as a freshman. Gallon was the 11th ranked (ESPN scouts score of 97) player coming out of high school ahead of: Lance Stephenson and Daniel Orton. He was a McDonald’s All-American from Oak Hill Academy. Gallon is a beast measuring 6’9″, weighing 302 pounds. He needs to get a little leaner to improve his stamina for the NBA. Gallon has raw potential and strong rebounding skills. He had 9 game of 10+ rebounds including a career 18 vs. Oklahoma State. His wide-body and soft touch reminds me of DeJuan Blair. “Tiny” has some off-the-court issues when he allegedly received $3,000 from a financial adviser connected to an OU assistant.
J.P. Prince: He is the cousin of Pistons F Tayshaun Prince and has great length at 6″7″. Prince transferred from Arizona and played three seasons for the Vols. He has not lived up to his potential when he was the fourth highest rated point guard coming out of high school (rivals.com). He led his team in steals (1.5) and chargers drawn (21). Despite averaging 9.9 points he has become a better defender and has the versatility to guard three positions.