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Villanova's Kris Jenkins Among Group for Sixers' Next Pre-draft Workout

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    Villanova's Kris Jenkins Among Group for Sixers' Next Pre-draft Workout
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    Villanova's Kris Jenkins among group for Sixers' next pre-draft workout

    The man who made the shot will get his shot to impress the Sixers.

    Kris Jenkins, who nailed the buzzer-beating three-pointer to win Villanova's 2016 national championship, will be among a group of five players working out for the Sixers on Tuesday as the team continues its preparation ahead of Thursday's NBA draft.

    Joining Jenkins will be Arizona guard Kadeem Allen, international center Youssoupha Fall, Florida State big man Michael Ojo and Pittsburgh forward Michael Young.

    Last season, Jenkins, a 6-foot-6 forward, averaged 13.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game as a senior to help Villanova go 32-4. The Wildcats, though, were upset in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by 8-seeded Wisconsin while Jenkins struggled with his shot, going 0 for 8 from three-point range in the Big Dance.

    However, the Upper Marlboro, Maryland native will forever be remembered for his junior season in which Villanova won the national title over North Carolina on his three-pointer in front of 74,340 fans at NRG Stadium. That season, Jenkins shot 38.6 percent from distance and averaged 13.6 points per game. He connected on 17 three-pointers that NCAA Tournament and 48 percent over the final 15 games of that year.

    The Sixers currently hold four draft picks - Nos. 36, 39, 46 and 50 - in the second round. The five players in Tuesday's workout are projected as undrafted/late second-round prospects.

    Allen was a junior college transfer and played two seasons at Arizona. As a senior, the 6-foot-3 guard averaged 9.8 points per game, while leading the Wildcats with 1.6 steals per game.

    Fall is a 7-foot-4 center from Senegal who played last season for Poitiers Basket 86 in France. Ojo, 7-foot-1 and 304 pounds, played just 12.2 minutes per game his senior year at Florida State. Young, a 6-foot-9 forward out Pittsburgh, was second in the ACC with 19.6 points per game last season, while averaging 6.8 rebounds and shooting 34.1 percent from behind the arc.