Wizards give more foreign players a look

Wizards give more foreign players a look
June 18, 2013, 7:00 pm
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The Wizards will resume individual workouts Wednesday with six players, none of which are projected to go before the second round, if at all, of the June 27 draft.

CSN Washington reported Monday that international players would begin to trickle in to Verizon Center:

Oleksandr Lypovyy (Ukraine): A 6-7 small forward, he was MVP of the 2012 Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy and can guard multiple positions on the perimeter.

Dejan Musli (Serbia): A 6-11 center, he left his Spanish team Caja Laboral of ACB, the world’s second-best league behind the NBA, because he couldn't get playing time. 

Kevin Foster (Santa Clara): A 6-2 guard, he averaged 19.3 points, 4.3 assists , 2.3 steals and shot 39.6% from the field. He’s a shooter in a point guard’s body but has a 6-9 wingspan. He shot 16 times per game.

Vander Joaquim (Hawaii): A 6-10 center, he averaged 13.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and shot 48.2% from the field.

Tahj Tate (Delaware State): A 6-4 guard, he averaged 12.6 points, 2.2 assists and just 40% shooting.

Erik Etherly (Loyola, Md.): A 6-7 forward from Annandale, Va, he averaged 15.7 points, 6.5 assists and shot 43.7% from the field. 

Earlier Tuesday, the NBA announced that 18 players withdrew their names from the draft as early entries. Sixteen of them are foreign players, with Dario Saric who plays for Cibona  (Croatia) being the most notable.

Viktor Gaddefors of Bologna (Italy) also withdrew. He worked out for the Wizards last week.