South Philadelphia native Scoop Jardine was in town on Sunday, but was no ordinary homecoming. The Syracuse basketball star was in Philadelphia to workout for the hometown 76ers. Kentucky guard Doron Lamb joined Jardine on for the pre-draft workout.
Jardine, 6'2" 195 pounds, led Syracuse to an Elite Eight appearance in this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. He averaged almost nine points per game last season along with 4.9 assists. He is still unlikely to be the first Syracuse player off the board in this year's NBA Draft.
Lamb, a 6'4" 210 pound sophomore guard averaged more than 13 points per game for the National Champion Wildcats. He also had 2.7 rebounds per game.
Philadelphia has the 15th, 45th and 54th picks in the NBA Draft this year. The report from the Inquirer believes that a guard such as Jardine or Lamb could be on the agenda for their second-round pick. The Sixers will likely find a bigger player in the first round.
The NBA Draft takes place on June 28.