Trail Blazers Press Release

Pre-Draft Workouts For June 17

06/17/13
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    The Portland Trail Blazers will host a pre-draft workout on June 17 featuring the following players: Lorenzo Brown (North Carolina State), Rodney Williams (Minnesota), James Southerland (Syracuse), Colton Iverson (Colorado State), Tony Woods (Oregon) and Kenny Boynton (Florida).



    LORENZO BROWN
    Guard Height/Weight: 6-5 (1.96 m)/ 186 (84.4 kg)
    Birthdate: August 26, 1990 (Rockford, Ill.)
    High School: Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.)
    College: N.C. State

    An early entry candidate for the 2013 NBA Draft.

    Career Highlights: Started 95 of the 101 games he played during his N.C. State career. Averaged 11.6 points during his three campaigns and is one of only three players in school history to record over 500 career assists (589). Selected Second Team All-ACC as a junior and a Third-Team pick as a sophomore.

    Junior (2012-13): Averaged 12.4 points, led the league in assists (7.2 apg – 6th in the nation) and ranked second in the conference in steals (2.0 spg). A Second-Team All-ACC selection by both the media and coaches. Posted the highest assist average by a Wolfpack player since Chris Corchiani averaged 9.6 assists in 1990-91. Also averaged 0.6 blocks. Had nine double-digit assist performances, six which resulted in point-assist double-doubles. Had at least one steal in 31-of-33 games and multiple thefts in 21 contests. Broke the 20-point mark on four occasions. Posted one of his best all-around statistical performances vs. Georgia Tech with 21 points (7-11 FGs, 2-4 3Ps), 10 assists, five rebounds, three blocks and one steal. Had all 13 of N.C. State’s assists in its win over Duke. Totaled 20 points and 11 assists as N.C. State snapped a 13-game losing streak to UNC.

    Sophomore (2011-12): Averaged 6.3 assists, the second-highest average in the ACC. Ranked second on the team in scoring, averaging 12.7 points (15th, ACC). Led the ACC in steals (1.8 apg). An All-ACC Third-Team selection and Second-Team All-ACC Tournament squad. Posted a 2.0 assist-to-turnover ratio, third best in the conference. His 234 assists was the sixth best single-season mark in Pack history. Registered a career-best eight steals in the season-opening victory over UNC Asheville. Dished out a season-high 13 assists against top-ranked Syracuse.

    Freshman (2010-11): Tied for fourth on the team in scoring (9.3 ppg) and second in minutes per game (28.8). Led the team in assists per game (3.7), which was fifth in the ACC. Had 10 games with five or more assists. Started 26 of the 31 games at shooting guard and also saw time as a back-up at point guard. Scored a season-best 20 points at North Carolina, with 18 coming in the second half. Also dished out seven assists at UNC.

    Strengths: Solid court vision and playmaking skills. Can take his man off the dribble. Has great size and athleticism for the point guard position. Excels in the transition game. Great upside at the next level as a defender.

    Personal: Majored in parks, recreation and tourism management.



    RODNEY WILLIAMS
    Position: Forward
    Height/Weight: 6-7 (2.01 m)/ 205 (93 kg)
    Birthdate: July 23, 1991 (Minneapolis)
    High School: Robbinsdale Cooper Senior HS (New Hope, Minn.)
    College: Minnesota

    Career Highlights:
    A three-year starter for the Gophers. Ranks 26th all-time in Minnesota’s career scoring leaders (1,145 points) and 10th in blocked shots (141).

    Senior (2012-13): Ranked 30th in the Big Ten in scoring (10.1 ppg), sixth in blocks (1.3 bpg) and ninth in offensive rebounds (2.2 orpg) in 28.2 minutes per game. Also averaged 5.0 rebounds. Scored in double figures in 20-of-33 contests. Tallied a season-high 23 points vs. Nebraska, five rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes. Contributed 16 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in a loss to Duke.

    Junior (2011-12): Led the team in scoring (12.2 ppg), rebounding (5.6 rpg), blocked shots (1.4 bpg) and steals (1.3 spg) filling in at power forward. Scored a career-high 24 points -- his fourth-straight 20 point game -- and added two steals and two blocks in the NIT quarter- final round at Middle Tennessee State. Finished with 12 points and five rebounds in the NIT Championship vs. Stanford. Named to the NIT All-Tournament Team, pacing the Gophers in scoring (19.2 ppg), rebounding (5.6 rpg) and blocks (1.0 bpg) during the run to Madison Square Garden.

    Sophomore (2010-11): Averaged 6.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 24.7 minutes, starting 28- of-31 contests. Shot 49.2 percent from the field. Collected 14 points, five rebounds and three steals in 34 minutes vs. Penn State. Posted 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes at Iowa.
    Freshman (2009-10): Played in 32 games (four starts) during his freshman campaign. Finished the season with averages of 4.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.7 blocks.

    Strengths: Wiry and explosive. Extremely quick leaper. Long arms allow him play to play bigger. Has the physical tools to be a disruptive wing defender at the next level. Can score garbage baskets in the paint.

    Personal: Son of Rodney and Shanell Williams. Has four siblings.



    JAMES SOUTHERLAND
    Position: Forward
    Height/Weight: 6-8 (2.03 m)/ 210 (95.3 kg)
    Birthdate: April 28, 1990 (Bayside, N.Y.)
    High School: Notre Dame Prep (Fitchburg, Mass.)
    College: Syracuse

    Career Highlights: Named to the NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team as a senior. Tied Syracuse school record with nine three-pointers in a game as a senior against Arkansas. Named to the Big East All-Tournament Team as a senior and set a tournament record with 17 three-pointers made.

    Senior (2012-13): Ranked third on team in scoring (13.3 ppg) and second in rebounds (5.2 rpg). Scored in double figures in 23 of 34 games played. Scored a career-high 35 points along with six rebounds against Arkansas. Scored 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting against Detroit. Scored 21 points along with five rebounds against Canisius. Scored 22 points along with 10 rebounds against DePaul.

    Junior (2011-12): Averaged 6.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per game. Scored in double figures in 11 of 37 games played. Scored a season-high 19 points twice, against Albany and Eastern Michigan. Scored 15 points twice, in back-to-back NCAA Tournament games against UNC-Asheville and Kansas State.

    Sophomore (2010-11): Averaged 4.9 points and 2.2 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game. Scored a season-high 18 points along with five rebounds against Morgan State. Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds along with seven points against Colgate. Scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting against Notre Dame.
    Freshman (2009-10): Averaged 3.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in 7.5 minutes per game. Scored a season-high 10 points twice, in back-to-back games against Colgate and Maine.

    Strengths: Has solid size, length and athleticism for a combo-forward. Excellent three- point shooter. Solid finisher around the basket. Plays with high effort on defense.

    Personal: Son of James Jr. and Magalie Southerland Jr. One of three children. Pursuing a degree in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.



    COLTON IVERSON
    Position: Center
    Height/Weight: 7-0 (2.00 m)/ 255 (115.7 kg)
    Birthdate: June 29, 1989 (Aberdeen, S.D.)
    High School: Yankton HS (Yankton, S.D.)
    College: Colorado State

    Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press as a senior. Earned First-Team All-Mountain West honors as a senior. Ranks third all-time in school history with 342 rebounds in a single season. Ranks fourth all-time in school history with a 59.6 percent career shooting percentage. Played in 133 career games with 77 games started in his four-year career at Minnesota and Colorado State combined.

    Senior (2012-13): Ranked first on team in scoring (14.2 ppg), rebounds (9.8 rpg) and field- goal percentage (.596). Scored in double figures in 27 of 35 games played. Scored a career-high 29 points on 12-for-12 shooting against Wyoming. Grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds along with 24 points against UNLV. Scored 26 points along with 15 rebounds against New Mexico.

    Junior (2010-11): Averaged 5.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game. Scored in double figures in three of 31 games played. Scored a season-high 15 points three times, against Northwestern, South Dakota State and West Virginia. Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds twice, against North Dakota State and North Carolina.

    Sophomore (2009-10): Averaged 5.0 points and 4.4 rebounds in 16.9 minutes per game. Scored in double figures in seven of 35 games played. Scored a season-high 14 points and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds against Texas A&M. Scored 13 points along with 11 rebounds against Butler.

    Freshman (2008-09): Averaged 5.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game. Scored a season-high 20 points on with 10-for-13 shooting against Eastern Washington.

    Strengths: Has great size and strength for a center along with a high motor. Has good touch around the rim and an effective post game. Gets to the line at a very high rate. Excellent rebounder.

    Personal: Majoring in Economics. Son of Chuck and Karla Iverson. Father played basket- ball at University of South Dakota and was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics.



    KENNY BOYNTON
    Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 6-2 (1.88 m)/ 190 (86.2 kg)
    Birthdate: May 12, 1991 (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
    High School: American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.)
    College: Florida

    Career Highlights: A four-year starter and the No. 2 all-time scorer in UF history. Concluded his career with 2,033 career points, second to Ronnie Williams’ 2,090. Hit a school record with 333 career treys. Second-Team All-SEC as a junior and sophomore. SEC All-Freshman as a rookie. Finished his career at American Heritage School as the third-leading scorer in the history of Florida high school basketball. Once scored 61 points in a game. An All-American selection by Parade, McDonald’s and Jordan Brand. As a seventh grader became the youngest player ever to participate in the title game of the 350-team Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas.

    Senior (2012-13): Averaged 12.0 points, 2.7 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 31.6 minutes per game. Shot 39.4 percent from the field and 32.1 percent from three-point range. An Honorable Mention AP All-SEC and USBWA All-District IV Team selection. Finished 18th in the league in scoring and eighth in three-pointers per game (1.9). Scored 20-plus points on five occasions, including once (vs. LSU) in SEC play. Totaled a season-high 28 points on 8-of-10 from three-point range vs. Yale. Had a season-best 10 assists along with nine points vs. Mississippi.

    Junior (2011-12): Led the team and was the fourth-leading scorer in the SEC at 15.9 points per game. AP Second-Team All-SEC honors. Had 13 games of 20 points or more and four over 25 points. Became the second player in team history to hit 100 or more three-pointers in a season with 110. Had three or more treys in 24-of-37 games. Compiled a 34-game streak with at least one made three. Ranked second on the team in assists (2.7 apg).

    Sophomore (2010-11): Tallied 14.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Had the highest free-throw percentage on the team, hitting 107-of-130 (.823). Named to the All-SEC Second Team and SEC All- Tournament. Hit the game-winning three-pointer with a minute left in OT vs. Vanderbilt. Dropped a sea- son-high 24 points in a career-high 45 minutes in the double-OT win at Georgia, including a career-best 12-of-12 from the charity stripe. Also scored team-high 24 points in Florida’s win over Vandy in the SEC Tournament third round.

    Freshman (2009-10): Became the second Gator freshman since 2000 to lead the team in scoring (14.0 ppg). Selected SEC All-Freshman. His 72 three-pointers were second-most by a freshman in school his- tory. Tied the UF NCAA Tournament record for single-game points with 27 against BYU in the first round.

    Strengths: Looks to score first, but has improved as a ball-handler and passer. Streaky perimeter shooter. Decent athlete who works hard defensively. Plays within the team concept.

    Personal: Made his choice of college live on ESPNU.




    TONY WOODS
    Position: Center
    Height/Weight: 6-11 / 250
    High School: Rome HS (Rome, GA)
    College: Oregon

    Junior (2011-12): Played in 33 games, a starter in 28 of those contests ... An honorable mention Pac-12 Conference All-Defensive Team selection ... Set a new single-season school record for blocked shots (51) ... Ranked third in the Pac-12 for blocks (1.6 bpg) ... Ranked second on the team in field goal percentage (.531, 85-of-160) ... Averaged 6.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in playing 17.9 minutes per outing ... Scoring production increased late in the season establishing new career-highs for points in three of the last four games ... Recorded career-highs with 15 points and seven made field goals in March 20 NIT game at Washington ... Scored 14 points (6-of-8 field goals) in March 13 NIT game vs. LSU ... Scored 14 points and had four blocks in March 8 Pac-12 tourney game vs. Colorado ... Had eight points, team-high six rebounds and two blocks Feb. 16 at California ... Played a career-high 29 minutes Jan. 21 vs. UCLA ... Had three blocks Jan. 14 at Arizona ... Scored 12 points and added three blocks Jan. 12 at Arizona State ... Had eight points, five rebounds (four offensive) and three blocks Jan. 5 vs. Stanford ... Blocked three shots and grabbed five rebounds Dec. 31 at Washington ... Posted seven points, five rebounds and career-high five blocks Dec. 12 vs. Portland State ... Had 13 points to go with six rebounds Dec. 3 vs. BYU ... Scored seven points and had two steals in 11 minutes Nov. 23 at Nebraska ... Scored eight points in just 12 minutes of playing time (injury) Nov. 20 vs. SE Missouri State ... Posted a team-high 12 points Nov. 11 at No. 7 Vanderbilt.

    Sophomore (2010-11) (at Wake Forest): Requested and was granted his release by Wake Forest in October 2010 ... Played in all 31 games and made nine starts during his sophomore season in 2009-10 ... Played an average of 13.3 minutes per game ... Averaged 4.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game ... Ranked seventh on the team in scoring, third in blocks (24) and fourth in offensive rebounds (56) ... Shot 60.8 percent from the field, going 59-of-97 from the floor ... Came on strong at the end of the season, scoring 11 points in consecutive games in the ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament ... Scored in double figures four times ... Ranked third on the team with 21 dunks.

    Freshman (2009-10) (at Wake Forest): Played in 30 games, a starter in one outing, during his freshman campaign in 2009-10 ... Drew his first career starting assignment in Wake Forest's NCAA Tournament game against Cleveland State ... Played an average of 10.9 minutes per game ... Averaged 3.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game ... Shot 56.3 percent from the field, which was the highest mark on the team regardless of number of attempts ... Finished with 13 blocks and five steals ... Ranked sixth on the team in blocked shots ... Turned in 17 dunks on the year ... Saw action in 15 ACC contests, coming off the bench in each ... Averaged 3.0 points and 2.6 rebounds per game and shot 54.5 percent in conference play in that freshman season.

    PERSONAL
    Born in Rome, Ga. ... Son of Tony Woods, Sr. and Jackie Cunningham ... Major is political science.

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