June 27th is approaching quickly. The Sixers currently have the 11th, 35th, and 42nd picks in the NBA Draft.
Sam Hinkie will likely handle the draft day duties without a head coach in place, preferring to pick the players that he wants.
Philadelphia has hosted several workouts for potential draft prospects thus far. Already, Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk, Duke’s Mason Plumlee, UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad, Louisville’s Peyton Siva, Kentucky’s Archie Goodwin, and North Carolina State’s Scott Wood and Norvele Pelle.
Next on the Sixers list, according to John Finger of CSNPhilly.com, are two products from their own backyard.
Temple star Khalif Wyatt and St. Joe’s C.J. Aiken will workout for the 76ers before the June 27th draft.
Wyatt is a Norristown native, and Aiken attended Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School.
The Temple senior guard averaged 20.5 points, 4 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per contest this past season. Wyatt carried his team to the NCAA Tournament as the No.9 seed. In the first round, they defeated North Carolina State, 76-72. Unfortunately, Temple’s tournament was cut short in the second round by No.1 seed Indiana. However, Wyatt added 31 points on 50% shooting in a six point loss.
Aiken is a 6’9″ center that averaged 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game. St. Joseph’s lost in the first round of the NIT, 63-61, to St. John’s.