K.J and P.J. were on display at the Hornets practice facility on Wednesday.
After an oddly mild shooting display at the draft combine in Chicago, P.J. Hairston isn’t in a position to walk into any workout and go through the motions. Fortunately, he looked impressive in his individual workout. His shooting stroke was smooth, quick and finding the bottom of the net with consistency, especially from the corner three areas.
Sure of his stroke, Hairston said it was actually his passing that he was focused on showing squads that he’s working out for.
Sounding poised and confident in his post-workout interview, Hairston says he’s matured a lot, something I’m sure he is stressing to anyone who will listen to him around the country. He said the D-League offered him a chance to be by himself and make his own decisions.
He’s not by himself anymore, he’s in the mix of several players the Hornets may look at come June 26th.
K.J. McDaniels out of Clemson was the other first round prospect the Hornets worked out on Wednesday.
McDaniels had a great junior campaign leading the Clemson Tigers in points, rebounds, blocks, steals and three-pointers. Right now he’s projected in the late first round. He said that his focus is on defensive intensity but he’s not afraid to score the ball. He certainly stepped up his offensive game in his final season at Clemson, adding six points per game and nearly 20 points to his free throw percentage.
Right now, Draft Express has K.J. McDaniels mocked at the #22 position.
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