Trail Blazers Press Release

Trail Blazers Pre-Draft Workouts For June 22

06/22/13
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    The Portland Trail Blazers will host a pre-draft workout at the team's practice facility featuring the following players: Peyton Siva (Louisville), Elijah Johnson (Kansas), Michael Snaer (Florida State), Chris Evans (Kent State), Jackie Carmichael (Illinois State), and Mike Muscala (Bucknell).



    PEYTON SIVA

    Full Name: Peyton Robert Siva, Jr.
    Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 6-0 (1.83 m)/ 185 (83.9 kg)
    Birthdate: October 24, 1990 (Seattle)
    High School: Franklin HS (Seattle)
    College: Louisville

    Career Highlights: Named to the All-Big East Third Team as a senior. Named to the Final Four All- Tournament Team as a senior. Honorable Mention All-Big East selection as a sophomore. Ranks 38th all-time in school history with 1,215 career points scored. Ranks second all-time in school history with 677 career assists.

    Senior (2012-13): Ranked first on team in assists (5.7 apg) and steals (2.3 spg) while ranking second in scoring (10.0 ppg). Scored in double figures in 23 of 40 games played. Scored a season-high 20 points along with four assists against Illinois State. Scored 15 points along with a career-high 13 assists against Villanova. Scored 18 points along with six rebounds and five assists against Michigan in an NCAA Tournament game.

    Junior (2011-12): Ranked first on team in assists (5.6 apg) and second in steals (1.7 spg). Scored in double figures in 18 of 38 games played. Scored a season-high 18 points along with eight rebounds and six assists against Marquette. Scored 13 points along with eight rebounds and a season-high nine assists against Notre Dame. Scored 17 points along with six assists in an NCAA Tournament game against Davidson.

    Sophomore (2010-11): Ranked first on team in assists (5.2 apg) and steals (2.0 spg) while ranking third in scoring (9.9 ppg). Scored in double figures in 16 of 35 games played. Scored a career-high 29 points along with eight assists against Western Kentucky. Dished out a season-high 10 assists twice, against St. John's and DePaul. Scored 13 points along with seven rebounds and seven assists in a Big East Tournament game against Connecticut.

    Freshman (2009-10): Averaged 3.9 points and 1.8 assists in 11.3 minutes per game. Scored a season- high 14 points along with four rebounds against West Virginia. Scored 10 points along with three assists against Cincinnati. Dished out a season-high five assists twice, against Connecticut and St. John's.

    Strengths: Excellent athlete. Highly skilled scorer and playmaker. Good pick-and-roll player and very good passer. Solid defender who uses his excellent speed well.

    Personal: Son of Yvette Gaston and Peyton Siva. One of three children. Majoring in sociology.



    ELIJAH JOHNSON
    Full Name: Elijah K. Johnson
    Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 6-4 (1.93 m)/ 195 (88.5 kg)
    Birthdate: July 11, 1990 (Gary, Ind.)
    High School:Cheyenne HS (Las Vegas)
    Team: Kansas

    Career Highlights: Selected All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2012-13. Holds a Kansas record for points in a Big 12 game with 39 vs. Iowa State as a senior.

    Senior (2012-13): Averaged 9.9 points and 4.6 assists (4th in the Big 12) in 31.0 minutes per game. Shot 39.2 percent from the field and 33.1 from three-point range. Six of his seven games of nine or more assists came vs. major conference opponents. Recorded a season-high 12 assists vs. Texas Tech. Posted 12 points and 10 assists twice, vs. Iowa State and West Virginia. Exploded for 39 points in an OT win vs. Iowa State Feb. 25, the most points ever by a Jayhawk in a Big 12 game and the most by a KU player overall in 22 years. Hit 13-of-22 shots, including 6-of-10 three-pointers and 7-of-7 free throws. Scored eight points in the final 35.7 seconds of regulation, hitting two three-pointers and a pair of free throws to tie and send the game to overtime. Notched 18 second-half points in addition to 12 in overtime -- the most ever by a Jayhawk in a single extra session period.

    Junior (2011-12): Averaged 10.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 32.2 minutes per game. A starter in 38-of-39 games. Ranked second on the team in assists and third in scoring. Finished ninth in assists in the Big 12. Led the team with 55 steals on the season (1.4 spg), which ranked fifth in the con- ference. Also paced Kansas in three-pointers made (69) and attempted (204). Scored in double figures in the final eight games of the season. Played 36 minutes in the National Championship vs. Kentucky and finished with 13 points, two rebounds and two assists. Recorded his first career double-double in the Final Four vs. Ohio State with 13 points and 10 boards. Had the go-ahead basket in the final minute vs. Purdue in the third-round game of the NCAA Tournament. Tallied a season-high 26 points in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship vs. Texas A&M.

    Sophomore (2010-11): Posted 3.7 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in 13.7 minutes per game. Started six games in 36 appearances. Scored a season-high 15 points in a 30 minutes vs. Oklahoma State, hitting 4-of-4 from three-point range.

    Freshman (2009-10): Averaged 2.4 points and 1.3 assists in 6.6 minutes per game in his first season. Shot 55.3 percent from the field. Earned two starts in 23 appearances.

    Strengths: Explosive athlete with a great basketball body. Capable of making breathtaking athletic plays. Has potential as a defender. Decent shooter when he takes his time.

    Personal: Uncle, Pierre, played professional baseball, including a stint with the Philadelphia Phillies.



    MICHAEL SNAER
    Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 6-5 (1.95 m)/ 202 (91.6 kg)
    Birthdate: June 21, 1990 (Moreno Valley, Calif.)
    High School: Rancho Verde HS (Moreno Valley, Calif.)
    College: Florida State

    Career Highlights: Played in 134 games with 110 games started in his four-year career. Ranks eighth all-time in school history with 1,560 career points scored, second in games played with 134, third in games started with 110, fifth in three-point field goals made with 196, and 23rd in assists with 268.. Named to the All-ACC Second Team as a junior and All-ACC Third Team as a senior. Named to the All- ACC Freshman Team as a freshman.

    Senior (2012-13): Ranked first on team in scoring (14.8 ppg) and assists (2.5 apg) while ranking third in rebounds (4.5 rpg). Scored in double figures in 26 of 33 games played. Scored a career-high 30 points against Charlotte. Scored 24 points along with four rebounds in an NIT Tournament game against Louisiana Tech. Scored 18 points along with a career-high 12 rebounds against Auburn. Scored 21 points along with six rebounds against Boston College.

    Junior (2011-12): Ranked first on team in scoring (14.0 ppg) and third in rebounds (3.8 rpg). Scored in double figures in 27 of 35 games played. Scored a season-high 23 points along with five rebounds against Clemson. Scored 18 points along with a season-high 10 rebounds against Massachusetts. Scored 16 points along with four rebounds and six assists against Duke.

    Sophomore (2010-11): Ranked third on team in scoring (8.8 ppg) and second in assists (2.2 apg). Scored in double figures in 14 of 34 games played. Scored a season-high 16 points twice, against Virginia and UNC Greensboro. Scored 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting in an NCAA Tournament game against Notre Dame.

    Freshman (2009-10): Averaged 8.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 23.6 minutes per game. Scored in double figures in 14 of 32 games played. Scored a season-high 18 points twice, against Boston College and Tennessee-Martin. Scored 14 points along with four rebounds against Wake Forest.

    Strengths: Has good size for a shooting guard and is a great athlete. Very good three-point shooter. Excellent perimeter defender with great tools.

    Personal:
    Son of Ann Stephens. Earned a degree in family and child sciences.



    CHRIS EVANS
    Position: Forward
    Height/Weight: 6-8, 220
    Birthdate: January 29, 1991
    From: Chesapeake, Va. (Petersburg HS, Va.)
    College: Kent State

    Noteworthy: Played two seasons at Kent State University, after transferring from Wabash Valley Community College at the end of the 2010-11 season … Earned First Team All Mid-American Conference honors as a senior, averaging career highs with 16.2 points (47.7% FG), 7.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.91 steals and 32.7 minutes in 35 games … In his two seasons with the Golden Flashes, averaged 12.9 points (50.0% FG), 6.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.66 steals, 0.84 blocks and 27.0 minutes in 68 games … Finished as the only player in Division I to total 180 field goals, 30 3-pointers, 125 free throws, 250 rebounds, 70 assists, 60 steals and 20 blocks in 2012-13 … Ranked fifth in both scoring (16.2) and rebounding (7.7) in the MAC Conference as a senior, leading Kent State in both categories … Named to the District 14 First Team following his final season at Kent State, as voted on by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) … In his second and final year at Wabash Valley CC, averaged 19.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists, helping lead the team to a 29-7 record and a regional title at the end of the 2010-11 season.



    JACKIE CARMICHAEL
    Full Name: Jackie Ray Carmichael
    Position: Forward
    Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.06 m)/ 240 (108.9 kg)
    Birthdate: January 2, 1990 (Manhattan, Kan.)
    High School: South Kent Prep (South Kent, Conn.)
    College: Illinois State

    Career Highlights: Ranks first all-time in school history in blocks (200), eighth in scoring (1,580), third in rebounds (942), and third in double-doubles (35). Named to the All-Valley First Team as a senior. Named to the All-Valley Second Team as a junior. Named to the Valley All-Freshman Team as a freshman.

    Senior (2012-13): Ranked first on team in rebounds (9.3 rpg) and blocks (2.1 bpg) while ranking second in scoring (17.4 ppg). Scored in double figures in 29 of 33 games played. Scored a career-high 30 points along with nine rebounds against Morgan State. Grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds four times, against Indiana State, Southern Illinois, and Evansville twice. Scored 27 points along with 13 rebounds against Bradley.

    Junior (2011-12): Ranked first on team in scoring (13.9 ppg), rebounds (9.7 rpg) and blocks (1.4 bpg). Scored in double figures in 24 of 35 games played. Scored a season-high 26 points along with 16 rebounds against Missouri State. Grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds along with 18 points against Drake. Scored 25 points along with 19 rebounds against Oakland.

    Sophomore (2010-11): Ranked second on team in scoring (9.8 ppg), rebounds (5.4 rpg) and blocks (1.7 bpg). Scored in double figures in 14 of 30 games played. Scored a season-high 24 points along with a season-high 17 rebounds against Bradley. Scored 22 points along with eight rebounds against Missouri State.

    Freshman (2009-10): Averaged 6.8 points along with 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 16.6 minutes per game. Scored in double figures in eight of 33 games played. Scored a season-high 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting against Evansville. Grabbed a season-high 13 points along with 11 rebounds against Niagara.

    Strengths:Has solid size and athleticism with excellent length. Very strong player with a bruising inside game. Excellent rebounder. Has a developing jump shot. Good man-to-man and help defender.

    Personal: Son of Janelle Carmichael. One of four children. Mother played basketball at Bemidji State. Majoring in apparel, merchandising, and design



    MIKE MUSCALA
    Full Name: Michael Peter Muscala
    Position:Center
    Height/Weight: 6-11 (2.11 m)/ 239 (108.4 kg)
    Birthdate: July 1, 1991 (St. Louis Park, Minn.)
    High School: Roseville Area HS (Roseville, Minn.)
    College: Bucknell

    Career Highlights: Ranks first all-time in school history with 2,036 points. Ranks second in school history in rebounds (1,093) and blocked shots (271). Named Patriot League Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Earned First Team All-Patriot League honors as a senior, junior, and sophomore, while earning Second Team honors as a freshman. Named Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press as a senior.

    Senior (2012-13):Ranked first on team in scoring (18.7 ppg), rebounds (11.1 rpg) and blocks (2.4 bpg). Scored in double figures in 32 of 34 games played. Scored a season-high 29 points three times, against Columbia, Loyola (MD), and Lafayette. Grabbed a career- high 19 rebounds twice, against Columbia and Navy. Scored 21 points along with 14 rebounds against Army. Scored 25 points along with 14 rebounds against Missouri.

    Junior (2011-12): Ranked first on team in scoring (17.0 ppg), rebounds (9.1 rpg) and blocks (1.7 bpg). Scored in double figures in 32 of 35 games played. Scored a season-high 30 points along with 14 rebounds against Lehigh. Grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds along with 11 points against George Mason. Scored 25 points along with 15 rebounds in an NIT Tournament game against Nevada.

    Sophomore (2010-11): Ranked first on team in scoring (14.9 ppg), rebounds (7.3 rpg) and blocks (2.0 bpg). Scored in double figures in 27 of 34 games played. Scored a career-high 33 points along with 10 rebounds against American. Grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds along with 11 points against Navy. Scored 23 points along with 13 rebounds against Holy Cross.

    Freshman (2009-10): Ranked first on team in blocks (2.2 bpg) while ranking second in scoring (9.9 ppg) and rebounds (4.9 rpg). Scored in double figures in 16 of 30 games played. Scored a season-high 23 points along with a season-high 11 rebounds against Lafayette. Scored 20 points along with seven rebounds against Cornell.

    Strengths: Has very good size and length for a center. Highly skilled offensive player in the post. Great mid-range jump shooter. Superb rebounder. Good defender with high effort and strong fundamentals.

    Personal:
    Son of Bob Muscala and Mary and Thomas Maida. Majoring in management. Named 2013 Academic All-American.

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