Trail Blazers Press Release

Pre-Draft Workouts For June 11

06/11/13
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    The Trail Blazers will host the following players for a pre-draft workout at the team's practice facility on June 11, 2013.



    KELLY OLYNYK

    Position: Forward
    Height/Weight: 7-0 (2.13 m)/ 238 (108 kg)
    Birthdate: April 19, 1991 (Toronto, Ontario)
    High School: South Kamloops HS (Kamloops, British
    Columbia)
    College: Gonzaga

    An early entry candidate for the 2013 NBA Draft.

    Career Highlights: A consensus All-American and the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2012-13. Named to the Capital One All-Academic First Team and the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Played for Team Canada in 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey. Averaged 8.2 points and 2.8 rebounds. Also played for Canada in the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship. Averaged 6.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. Had 19 points vs. Argentina, which featured seven players with NBA experience.

    Junior (2012-13): Selected West Coast Conference Player of the Year after averaging 17.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in just 26.4 minutes per game. Third in the nation in field goal shooting (.629). An All-America selection by the AP, USBWA, NABC and Sporting News. A top-five finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, honoring the top player in the nation. Helped Gonzaga to a 32-3 overall record, a 16-0 WCC mark, the WCC Tournament title and a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. Tallied a career-high 33 points on 12-of-15 shooting and 8-of-9 free throws at Santa Clara, also adding 10 rebounds and two blocks. Five days later, netted 31 points on 11-of-19 shooting and 9-of-12 free throws vs. Saint Mary’s (CA). Posted 26 points on three occasions, including in a 9-of-9 field goal and 8-of-8 free throw shooting performance vs. BYU. Scored in double figures in all but two appearances. Had five double-doubles on the season.

    Redshirt (2011-12): Sat out the season as a redshirt.

    Sophomore (2010-11): Averaged 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game. Shot 57.4 percent from the field and 44.4 percent (12-of-26) from three-point range. Totaled a season-high 15 points in 19 minutes vs. Lafayette.

    Freshman (2009-10): Came off the bench in all 34 games, averaging 3.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game. Had three double-digit scoring games and grabbed seven rebounds four times.

    Strengths: A true seven-footer with great touch and skill level. Runs the floor well. Scores with his back to the basket or from the perimeter. Fundamentally sound. A late bloomer who may not have hit his ceiling yet.

    Personal: Graduated in December 2012 with a 3.53 GPA in accounting. Played quarterback in high school, suffering a broken arm near his shoulder joint in a 2007 playoff game.



    KHALIF WYATT

    Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 6-4 (1.93 m)/ 215 (97.5 kg)
    Birthdate: June 10, 1991 (Norristown, Pa.)
    High School: Norristown HS (Norristown, Pa.)
    College: Temple

    Career Highlights: Played in 109 games in his career, averaging 14.5 points and 2.7 assists. Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year as a senior. Named Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference as a junior. Named Atlantic 10 Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore.

    Senior (2012-13): Ranked first on team in scoring (20.5 ppg), assists (4.0 apg) and steals (1.7 spg). Scored in double figures in 30 of 34 games played. Scored a career-high 35 points along with six rebounds and six assists against Duquesne. Scored 31 points twice, in back-to-back NCAA Tournament games against North Carolina State and Indiana. Scored 19 points along with a career-high 11 rebounds against Fordham.

    Junior (2011-12): Ranked second on team in scoring (17.1 ppg) and third in assists (3.3 apg). Scored in double figures in 29 of 31 games played. Scored a season-high 28 points along with four rebounds against Dayton. Scored 19 points in an NCAA Tournament game against South Florida. Scored 23 points along with seven assists against Central Michigan.

    Sophomore (2010-11): Averaged 10.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20.7 min- utes per game. Scored in double figures in 16 of 34 games played. Scored a season-high 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting against Pennsylvania. Scored 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting against La Salle. Scored 17 points along with six rebounds and six assists against Charlotte.

    Freshman (2009-10): Scored five points in 10 games played.

    Strengths:
    Has solid size for a guard. Prolific scorer inside and out. Solid passer and play- maker.



    D.J. STEPHENS

    Position: Guard/Forward
    Height/Weight: 6-5 (1.95 m)/ 188 (85.3 kg)
    Birthdate: December 19, 1990 (Frankfurt, Germany)
    High School: Harker Heights HS (Killeen, Texas)
    College: Memphis

    Career Highlights:
    Played in 129 games while making 35 starts in his four-year career. Has 124 career slam dunks. Named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Named to the All-Conference USA Third Team as a senior. Named to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team as a senior. Ranks fourth in school history with 95 blocked shots in a single season. Ranks second in school history with a career 62.7 per- cent field goal percentage.

    Senior (2012-13): Ranked first on team in rebounds (6.6 rpg) and blocks (2.6 bpg). Scored in double figures in 13 of 36 games played. Scored a career-high 16 points along with seven rebounds against Southern Miss. Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against Oral Roberts. Blocked a career-high eight shots along with nine points in an NCAA Tournament game against St. Mary's. Scored 14 points along with 10 rebounds against Houston.

    Junior (2011-12): Averaged 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game. Scored a season-high eight points along with three rebounds against UCF. Scored four points along with five rebounds against East Carolina.

    Sophomore (2010-11): Averaged 3.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 11.2 minutes per game. Scored a season-high 13 points along with a season-high 11 rebounds against Western Kentucky. Scored nine points along with six rebounds against Tennessee.

    Freshman (2009-10): Averaged 1.8 points along with 1.9 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game. Scored a season-high six points twice against Montana State and Oakland. Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against UCF.

    Strengths: Quite possibly the best athlete in the draft. Has unbelievable explosiveness and quickness. Great finisher around the rim. Has a solid spot-up jumper from three. Aggressive and versatile defender. Very good rebounder.

    Personal:
    Son of Will Stephens and Dorothea Love. Majoring in Sport and Leisure Management.



    ERIK MURPHY

    Position: Forward
    Height/Weight: 6-10 (2.08 m)/ 230 (104.3 kg)
    Birthdate: October 26, 1990 (South Kingstown, R.I.)
    High School: St. Mark’s HS (Southborough, Mass.)
    College: Florida

    Career Highlights: First Team All-SEC as a senior and All-SEC Tournament team as a junior and season. Led the SEC in three-point shooting in 2012-13. Became the first-ever player from Rhode Island in 2009 to be named a Parade Magazine All-American.

    Senior (2012-13): Averaged 12.2 points and 5.5 rebounds in 26.4 minutes per game. Shot 51.6 percent from the field. Led the SEC in three-point shooting (.453) and ranked sixth in three-pointers per game (2.0). First Team All-SEC by the coaches and media. Also chosen to the All-SEC Tournament Team. Tallied 27 points and 12 rebounds, both career bests, to lead the Gators to a victory against LSU in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals. Recorded 24 points on a perfect 10-of-10 shooting from the field, 2-of-2 from three-point range and 2-of- 2 from the charity stripe vs. Wisconsin. Had one of two double-doubles on the season at Kentucky with 17 points (6-11 FGs, 3-6 3Ps) and 11 rebounds.

    Junior (2011-12): Averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in his first season as a starter. Led the team with 37 blocked shots. Shot 42.1 percent (59-of-140) from three-point range. Scored a career-high 24 points, including going a perfect 4-of-4 from three, vs. Kentucky in the SEC Tournament Semifinals. Named to the All-SEC Tournament team after averaging 19.5 points over the two games.

    Sophomore (2010-11):
    Averaged 4.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10.8 minutes over 33 games (one start). Shot 51.4 percent from the field and 40.0 percent (12-of-38) from three- point range.

    Freshman (2009-10): Saw action in 33 games, averaging 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds.

    Strengths: High-percentage shooter with range out to the three-point line. Fits the mold of a “stretch four.” Plays within himself. Decent mobility for his size.

    Personal: Father, Jay, starred at Boston College and played in the NBA from 1984-88 with the Bullets and Clippers.



    CHRIS BABB

    Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 6-5 / 225
    Birthdate: Feb. 14, 1990 (Witchita, KS)
    High School: The Oakridge School
    College: Iowa State

    Senior (2012-13): Started all 33 games he competed in, averaging 9.1 points and 3.4 rebounds...one of the Big 12’s top defenders, earning Big 12 All-Defense honors...second on the team in steals, averaging 1.1 spg...was third on the team in 3-pointers with 65, tying for 14th on ISU’s single-season chart...averaged 2.0 3-pointers per game to rank seventh in the Big 12...averaged 2.2 3-pointers in league play to rank fourth in the Big 12 and shot 40.8 percent from 3-point range in conference games to rank fourth in the Big 12...posted an 18-game streak of making a 3-pointer to rank as the sixth-best string in school history...led the team in minutes played at 32.7...scored a season-high 19 points on 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range at Oklahoma State...was 4-of-5 from 3-point range vs. Oklahoma...tallied 17 points vs. Texas Tech on 5-of-9 shooting from downtown...made a 3-pointer in 57 of his 67 career games at Iowa State...drained 129 treys in his Cyclone career to rank seventh in school history...made 220 3-pointers in his four-year career.

    Junior (2011-12):
    Started all 34 games, averaging 7.8 points and 4.1 rebounds...was third on the team in 3-pointers with 64, ranking 17th on ISU’s single-season chart...ranked 10th in the Big 12 in 3-pointers per game at 1.9...tallied 17 games with multiple 3-pointers made...led the team in minutes played, averaging 33.1 mpg to rank seventh in the Big 12...emerged as ISU’s defensive stopper, guarding the opponents top scorer...was second on the team in steals with 35...was 5-of-5 from 3-point range vs. Western Carolina to tie the school record for best 3-point shooting percentage in a game...recorded a career-high 26 points behind a career-high seven 3-pointers vs. Rice to earn South Padre Island All-Tournament honors...his seven 3-pointers ties for the seventh-best single game output in school history...was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Nov. 28...had a streak of eight consecutive 3-pointers made during the season, one shy from the school record...recorded 17 points (5-9 3FG) vs. Texas...was 4-of-7 from beyond the arc en route to 12 points vs. Oklahoma.

    2010-11: Sat out season as a redshirt.

    Sophomore (2009-10) at Penn State: Started 23 games, averaging 9.3 points and 3.2 rebounds...was third on the team in assists (69) and steals (22)...made the second-most 3-pointers on the team, hitting 69-of-185 (37.3 percent) from beyond the arc...led the team at the free-throw line, making 81.6 percent of his foul shots (40-49 FT)...finished strong, making 48.8 percent from 3-point range (21-43 3FG) in his last seven games...had nine games with four or more treys...averaged 10.2 points while starting all 18 Big Ten games...posted 20 points in an 81-70 win at Northwestern...made five treys vs. Robert Morris...tallied double figures in 18 league games.

    Freshman (2008-09) at Penn State: Played in 32 of 38 games, averaging 2.8 points, 1.1 rebounds and 10 minutes per game...made 34.9 percent from 3-point range (22-63 3FG)...tallied a season-high 13 points (5-6 FG) vs. Rhode Island in an NIT game...scored double figures in scoring in two NIT games, as the Nittany Lions won the 2009 NIT title.

    Personal: Born on Feb. 14, 1990, in Wichita, Kan...son of Mike and Nikki Babb...earned his degree in July of 2012...has a younger brother, Nick...his father, Mike, played basketball at Cameron University (Lawton, Okla.)...an honor student in high school.

    JOHN ALLEN
    Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 6-1/ 190
    Birthdate: June 3, 1989 (Mountlake Terrace, WA)
    College: Western Washington

    COLLEGE: Played three seasons at Western Washington University, averaging 15.4 points (46.8% FG, 39.7% 3-PT, 89.4% FT), 2.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.64 steals and 28.8 minutes ... Finished three-year career with 1,480 points, seventh in Western Washington history ... Total is highest of any Viking not playing four seasons ... Ranked 12th in career assists with 348, 14th in steals with 157, and free throw percentage of 89.4 percent (244-273) is best in school history ... First-Team Division II Bulletin and Basketball Times All- American and Third-Team Daktronics All-American as a senior in 2012-13, as he averaged a career-best 17.1 points, along with 2.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.24 steals and 30.3 minutes ... Daktronics West Region Player of the Year and Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year ... First-team National Association of Basketball Coaches West All-District and West Regional All-Tournament ... Started his collegiate career as a walk-on at Washington State, playing in 13 games as a freshman with the Cougars before transferring to Western Washington.


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