Late last night the Grizzlies announced their 4th Pre Draft workout taking place later this afternoon at 2:30. Sports 56’s Peter Edmiston was the first to tweet the news.
Grizzlies announce a workout tomorrow afternoon with the following dudes:— Peter Edmiston (@peteredmiston) June 11, 2018
Elijah Bryant (BYU)
Demetrius Denzel-Dyson (Samford)
Donte Ingram (Loyola (IL))
Yante Maten (Georgia)
Terrell Miller (Murray State)
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Kansas)
The players listed above may be considered with the 32nd pick, but are much more likely to be selected late in the second round, or be signed as undrafted free agents to the Grizzlies summer league team as most draft boards only have Yante Maten and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk in their top 100.
Elijah Bryant is coming off a stellar season at BYU that saw him average 18.2 points and 6.3 rebounds a game. Bryant also shot nearly 42% from beyond the arc on about 6 attempts per game. Bryant would bring some 3 point shooting to a Grizzlies team that is always in need of more marksmanship from beyond the arc.
Demetrius Denzel-Dyson, the Covington, TN native, is another sharp shooting prospect. The former Samford Bulldog dropped 15.2 points and 5 rebounds last season while shooting 42% on 6 attempts per game. Denzel-Dyson would bring range to the Grizzlies, and is likely getting a workout due to basically being a Memphis native.
Donte Ingram is a roughly 40% shooter out of Chicago Loyola. Ingram’s stats aren’t bad, but his 11 points and 6 rebounds isn’t quite as flashy as the previously mentioned players.
Yante Maten was a bulldog down low for Georgia this past season averaging 19.3 points and 8.6 rebounds. Maten is a bully down low on the defensive end, as he blocked 1.5 shots per game his senior year, while averaging only 2.2 fouls.
Terrell Miller would be a solid small ball 4 for the Grizzlies. Miller averaged 15 points and 8.6 rebounds for Murray State last year, while shooting 40% from beyond the arc. Miller would be a interesting candidate for the summer league squad.
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is the biggest name in this workout, as the former guard shot lights out for Kansas throughout his career. It’s also possible that Chris Wallace wants at least one Kansas player at every workout (half-joking). Mykhailiuk was never a star at Kansas but shot over 40% from 3 in his last 3 seasons on the team. He shot 44% on nearly 7 attempts per game this past season, averaging nearly 15 points a game. Mykhailiuk doesn’t necessarily bring much to the table, but his lights out shooting could warrant being drafted as a 3 point specialist to begin his career.
It’s unfortunate the Grizzlies have not brought any players in to workout that will be considered with the 4th overall pick, but at least the scout team seems to be examining all options for later in the draft and for after the draft.
Stats found on espn.com