C.j. Wilcox, the former Washington guard, participated in a pre-draft workout Tuesday for the Milwaukee Bucks. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks Work Out 6 Wing Prospects Tuesday

Jabari Brown led the SEC in scoring last season. The former Missouri Tiger guard was in Milwaukee Tuesday for a pre-draft workout for the Bucks. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks continued their draft preparation on Tuesday, bringing in six players for a workout.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, all of the players were shooting guards and small forwards, an area where the Bucks desperately need improvement.

Among the players invited included Washington’s C.J. Wilcox, Jabari Brown of Missouri, Virginia’s Joe Harris, Chris Crawford of Memphis, Northwestern’s Drew Crawford and Lamar Patterson of Pittsburgh.

Milwaukee has the second overall selection in the June 26 draft, but also currently holds three picks in the second round.

The 6-foot-5 Wilcox averaged 18.3 points per game for the Huskies last season, shooting 45.3 percent overall and 39.1 percent from 3-point range, attempting 7.2 long balls per game.

Brown, another 6-foot-5 wing player who played a year at Oregon before transferring to Missouri, averaged 19.9 points per game—tops in the Southeastern Conference—and shot 46.7 percent overall and 41 percent from deep.

The 6-foot-6 Harris averaged 12 points a game for the Atlantic Coast Conference champion Cavaliers, shooting 44.1 percent overall and 40 percent from long range. Harris averaged 16.3 points per game as a junior, but averaged 2.5 fewer shots per game for Virginia last season.

Chris Crawford, a 6-foot-4 guard, averaged 8.7 points per game for Memphis and slumped from the field, shooting 36.9 percent overall and 37.3 percent from 3-point land, down from marks of 42.6 and 39.9 as a junior.

Drew Crawford, a 6-foot-5 swingman who was granted a fifth year of eligibility by the NCAA after undergoing surgery in December 2012 for a torn labrum, shoot off a slow start to average 15.7 points per game on 40.5 percent shooting for the Wildcats, including 32.7 percent from downtown.

Patterson, another swingman at 6-foot-5, averaged 17.1 points and shot 44.1 percent and 38.8 percent overall and from 3-point range, respectively.

The Bucks in 2013-14 tried all sorts of wing combinations, with Caron Butler and O.J. Mayo starting the season in the small forward and shooting guard slots, but as the year progressed, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton saw more time at the small forward, with Brandon Knight sliding to shooting guard when paired with Nate Wolters or Ramon Sessions.

But production was spotty. Middleton averaged 12.1 points per game, Mayo 11.7, Butler 11 before being bought out on March 1 and Antetokounmpo 6.8.

Milwaukee ranked 28th in the NBA in scoring at 95.5 points per game.

Tags: 2014 NBA Draft C.J. Wilcox Chris Crawford Drew Crawford Jabari Brown Joe Harris Lamar Patterson Milwaukee Bucks

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