Trail Blazers Press Release

Pre-Draft Workouts For May 30

05/30/13
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    The following players worked out for the Trail Blazers at their practice facility in Tualatin on May 30.

    JAMES ENNIS
    Position: Guard/Forward
    Height: 6-7
    Weight: 210
    Birthdate: July 1, 1990
    From: Ventura, Calif. (Ventura HS, Calif.)
    College: Long Beach State

    NOTEWORTHY: Spent two years at Long Beach State from 2011-13 after playing one year at two different junior colleges, Ventura College and Oxnard College ... Registered averages of 13.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.67 steals, 1.03 blocks and 31.0 minutes in 67 games (66 starts) with the 49ers ... Voted Big West Conference Player of the Year and earned All-Big West First Team honors in 2012-13 after averaging 16.5 points (49.1% FG, 35.7% 3-PT, 83.4% FT), 6.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.76 steals, 1.30 blocks and 33.1 minutes ... Earned Honorable Mention All-Big West in 2011-12, helping Long Beach State reach the NCAA Tournament ... Won the Big West regular season title in both seasons with the 49ers ... In career rankings at LBSU, ranks fifth in blocks (69) and fifth in free throw percentage (78.8%).

    RICHARD HOWELL
    Position: Forward
    Height: 6-8
    Weight: 257
    Birthdate: Sept. 26, 1990
    From: Marietta, Ga. (Wheeler HS, Ga.)
    College: North Carolina State

    NOTEWORTHY: Played four years at N.C. State, posting career averages of 9.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.84 steals, 0.48 blocks and 21.0 minutes in 132 games (81 starts) ... Voted to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) First Team by the media and selected to the All-ACC Second Team by conference coaches after a career season in 2012-13, when he averaged career highs in points (12.7), rebounds (10.9), assists (1.7), steals (1.03), blocks (0.91) and minutes (31.6) ... Led the conference in rebounding as a senior and ranked fifth nationally ... Led the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament his final two years ... Finished his career at N.C. State ranked first in offensive rebounds (392) and fifth in total rebounds (1,055).

    TONY MITCHELL

    Position: Forward
    Height: 6-8
    Weight: 235
    Birthdate: April 7, 1992
    From: Dallas, Texas (Pinkston HS,Texas)
    College: North Texas

    NOTEWORTHY: Completed two seasons at North Texas, averaging 13.7 points (49.0% FG), 9.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.93 steals, 2.85 blocks and 31.1 minutes in 55 games (51 starts) ... Following his freshman year in 2011-12, became only the third player in Sun Belt history to earn Sun Belt Freshman of the Year and First Team All-Sun Belt in same season ... Ranked second among all freshmen nationally in rebounds and was joined by Kentucky’s Anthony Davis as only NCAA freshman to average a double-double ... As a senior, broke the North Texas single season blocks record (87), a record he broke as a freshman, and became the school’s all-time career blocks leader (157) ... Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference following the 2012-13 season.

    DEXTER STRICKLAND
    Position: Guard
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 180
    Birthdate: Oct. 1, 1990
    From: Rahway, N.J. (St. Patrick HS, N.J.)
    College: North Carolina

    NOTEWORTHY:
    Played four years at North Carolina, averaging 7.0 points (46.0% FG), 2.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.14 steals and 24.1 minutes in 128 games ... Finished a career year as a senior in 2012-13, posting career high averages of 7.8 points, 4.2 assists and 27.7 minutes, along with averaging 2.4 rebounds and 1.17 steals ... Led the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.19) and was fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in assists his senior season ... Shot 57.0 percent from the field (57-100) in 19 games during his junior season, before missing the rest of the 2011-12 campaign due to a torn right ACL on Jan. 19 in a game at Virginia Tech ... Averaged 10.3 points and 2.5 assists in four NCAA Tournament games as a sophomore ... Played in two NCAA Tournaments (2011, 2013) and one NIT (2010) during his time with the Tar Heels.

    ADONIS THOMAS

    Position: Forward/Guard
    Height: 6-7
    Weight: 240
    Birthdate: March 25, 1993
    From: Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose HS, Tenn.)
    College: Memphis

    NOTEWORTHY: In two seasons with the University of Memphis, averaging 10.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.64 steals, 0.71 blocks and 27.5 minutes in 55 games (44 starts) ... Named to the All-Conference USA Third Team and to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team following the 2012-13 season, as he averaged 11.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists, all career highs ... Helped the Tigers reach the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament his sophomore season, as he ranked second on the squad in scoring (11.7) and in free throw percentage (75.2%), while ranking third in blocks (25) ... As a freshman in 2011-12, ranked second among his teammates in 3-point percentage (40.5%) and fifth in points per game (8.8).

    BJ YOUNG
    Position: Guard
    Height: 6-3
    Weight: 180
    Birthdate: May 26, 1993
    From: St. Louis, Mo. (McCluer North HS, Mo.)
    College: Arkansas

    NOTEWORTHY:

    Played two seasons with Arkansas, averaging 15.2 points (47.5% FG), 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.92 steals and 26.6 minutes in 63 games (32 starts) ... Became the fifth Arkansas player with all- league and all-freshman honors in the same season following his freshman year in 2011-12, as he was named to the All-Southeastern Conference Second Team and to the SEC All-Freshman team as voted by conference coaches ... Led all SEC freshmen in scoring (15.3) in 2011-12 ... Earned Second Team All-SEC Honors as a sophomore from conference coaches, as well as All-SEC Honorable Mention by the Associated Press ... Led the team in scoring (15.2) and assists (3.4) in 2012-13, while ranking tied for third in rebounding (3.5) ... Ranked in the top 25 in the SEC in field goal percentage in both seasons with the Razorbacks.

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