With the NBA Draft less than a month away, NBA teams are bringing in draft prospects daily for workouts and interviews. The players in these workouts can range from players projected to be selected in the top 10 to players more likely to land in the D-League or in Europe.
Two former Sun Devils are making their way through the workout circuit, as Bo Barnes and Shaquielle McKissic attempt to show their skills to NBA organizations.
McKissic worked out for the Sacramento Kings on May 29 with the likes of Alan Williams (UC Santa Barbara), Charles Jackson (Tennessee Tech), Corey Hawkins (UC Davis), Will Davis II (UC Irvine) and Mikh McKinney (Sacramento State).
McKissic is working out Wednesday for the Utah Jazz along with Gary Bell Jr. (Gonzaga), TJ McConnell (Arizona), Askia Booker (Colorado), R.J. Hunter (Georgia State) and Nick Paulos (UNC Wilmington).
Bo Barnes is working out for the Phoenix Suns Wednesday along with Brandon Ashley (Arizona), Daniel Bajareno (Colorado State), Rakeem Christmas (Syracuse), Sam Dekker (Wisconsin) and Jawan Staten (West Virginia).
McKissic led the Sun Devils in scoring, averaging 12.4 points per game, last season. Barnes averaged 19.2 minutes per game last year, averaging 6.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.
Both Barnes and McKissic figure to go undrafted but both have a chance to hook on with a team for a summer league tryout. McKissic's athleticism and high motor will intrigue teams and Barnes' 3-point shooting may give him a shot at the next level.
The 2015 NBA Draft takes place June 25 with summer leagues taking place in July.