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Analysis: Having already evaluated the other players here on multiple occasions, we were especially excited to see Joe Ingles, as hes generating some pretty nice buzz these days. While there were a few interesting things to take away from this workout, the lack of competitive action seen here means well probably have to wait until the Reebok Eurocamp in Treviso to get a real read on what type of player he is.
Ingles is intriguing from a standpoint that hes a true wing player with excellent size for his position at around 6-8. His frame looks noticeably better than it did in the past, and he appears to be a fairly agile prospect with nice fluidity. Ingles can put the ball on the floor going either direction and has a really nice mid-range game, looking very smooth pulling up off the dribble. His perimeter jumper looks a bit on the funky side and isnt all that quick, but he does appear to be capable of making shots from beyond the arc, even if he was a bit streaky in this setting. He has a reputation for being a great passer, but that was impossible to see here.
Defensively is where wed really like to see more of Ingles, as this will probably be a deciding factor in how teams view him. Due to the amount of workouts the prospects were slated to take part of immediately after this weekend, we werent able to see anything on this side of the floor to avoid the risk of injury.
From an intangibles standpoint, Ingles is impressive, and is already drawing rave reviews in many of the workouts hes attended. The fact that hes been playing professional basketball for the past three years definitely gives him a leg up over many of his NCAA counterparts.
It will be interesting to see how he is able to perform in Treviso. He will be teaming up with Australian Institute of Sport teammate and national team member Patrick Mills there.
Analysis: Carroll is not really the type of guy you want to evaluate in a non-competitive workout, as most of the best things he brings to the table are best seen in five on five games. His ball-handling and perimeter shooting skills looked better than advertised, but still probably arent up to par with some other forwards in this draft, although in terms of pure toughness and intensity, there arent many players who can offer more. He was running a bit gingerly coming off a minor ankle sprain he suffered in his last workout in Indiana, but is probably already back at full strength at this point.
Analysis: The two things that stood out the most about Harangody were his conditioning and overall skill-level. He appears to have dropped a decent amount of weight and looks to be in very good shape now, even if hes clearly not the most athletic power forward youll find in this draft. He may very well be the best shooter, though, at least from what we could see herehe was knocking down NBA 3-pointer after NBA 3-pointer with unorthodox mechanics but a very quick release. Harangodys scoring instincts shine through even in a setting like this, he has great touch around the basket and can even make some shots of the dribble it seems. Teams will want to get a better read for how he projects defensively at his position, which is not something we could really evaluate in this particular setting.
Harangody is still only testing the waters at this point and is keeping his NCAA eligibility open until he decides whether to stay in the draft or not on June 15th. Hell likely be looking for a firm commitment from a team if hes to pass up returning to school.
-Leo Lyons skill-level is obviously extremely high based on the way he was shooting the ball in some of the drills we saw, and hes also a very good athlete at his position. Hes another guy that will likely make a very strong impression in private workouts, and could find himself somewhere in the 2nd round in turn.