The Sixers are finally working out a projected lottery pick with two local products.
Kentucky guard Malik Monk will have an individual workout with the Sixers Thursday afternoon, while Villanova guard Josh Hart and forward Darryl Reynolds will be part of a group workout Thursday morning. There will be a total of seven prospects working out.
Other attendees include a pair of Oregon prospects, forward Dillion Brooks and guard Dylan Ennis, Davidson guard Jack Gibbs and Thetford Academy forward Tidjan Keita.
Monk is the first projected lottery pick to work out with the Sixers. He's a pure sharpshooter who could fill a legitimate need and is considered an option for the Sixers with the No. 3 overall pick in next Thursday's NBA draft (see the case for Monk).
In his only season at Kentucky, Monk averaged 19.8 points while shooting 39.7 percent from three-point range. He shot 41.3 percent in Kentucky wins but 32.7 in Wildcats losses.
Hart and Reynolds both won a national championship with Villanova, but Hart leaves the Main Line as one of the best players in program history. He won a national title, had an undefeated Big 5 career, two Big East Tournament titles - he was the Most Outstanding Player during both - four Big East regular season titles and just one on-campus loss.
That was just what Villanova accomplished during Hart's career. On an individual level, Hart was a Naismith Award finalist and a First Team All-American during his senior year. Despite his success in college, Hart projects to be a second-round pick.
The Sixers have four second-rounders in this year's draft: 36th, 39th, 46th and 50th. Hart could be an option for the team with either the 36th or 39th pick (see the case for Hart).