Former South Medford star and Oregon Duck swingman E.J. Singler was one of six prospects who worked out for the Portland Trail Blazers today. The 6'6" Singler was known in college for having a fundamentally sound, well-rounded game, not necessarily standing out in any one facet of basketball. E.J.'s brother Kyle had a solid first season with the Detroit Pistons after an outstanding career at Duke. The elder Singler was MVP of the Final Four when Duke won the NCAA Men's basketball championship over Butler a couple of seasons ago.
Singler wasn't the only prospect present with family ties to the NBA. Larry Drew II of UCLA is the son of NBA Coach Larry Drew, and the nephew of former NBA star John Drew. Glen Rice Jr., whose dad had a long NBA career that included a stop with the Los Angeles Lakers was also at the workout.
NBA clubs are looking at a number of prospective draftees with the two-round draft coming up soon. A number of players who aren't drafted will have opportunities to try out for teams as free agents.