Saturday, May 28, 2005

Hoops Notes

Here is the Toronto Raptors workout schedule for recruits, including Jarrett Jack and Luke Schenscher and Will Bynum.............. Here's a story mentioning Luke and his Toronto workout......... Here's a detailed assessment of Luke from a Raptors blog:

Who is he? 7-foot Australian who spent the last four years at Georgia Tech.

Last Year: Averaged 10.1 points and 7.3 rebounds, along with 1.8 blocks in 32 games with the Yellow Jackets. Had a 7 point, 15 rebound, 5 block game against Virginia in January.

What Can He Do? Schenscher is a “long” player and that helps him as a shot blocker. He can score the ball around the basket, displaying a fine touch. He is also a solid rebounder.

On the other hand, Schenscher probably still needs to add some bulk. He put on 35 pounds while at Georgia Tech, but as an NBA centre, he’ll need to be bigger. He also has trouble putting the ball on the floor and doesn’t have a reliable jump shot as of yet.

The Bottom Line: There is a chance that Schenscher would be available for the Raptors in the second round. With the amount of talent in this draft, he would probably be a reach with their first second round pick, but might be worth a look at 58 or as a free agent.

In other interesting news, 2-year starting SG Demeon Mason (6'5") is seeking a transfer from Marquette. He asked Marquette to release his transcript to a handful of schools, including Georgia Tech:

In addition to Illinois, Mason reportedly asked Marquette to release his transcript to Iowa, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma State.