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Guards take spotlight in Grizzlies fifth pre-draft

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The Memphis Grizzlies hosted a group of guards Friday morning for their fifth pre-draft workout.

Josh Richardson from Tennessee was back for a second workout with the Grizzlies. While at Tennessee Richardson averaged 16.0 points and 3.6 assists per game.

One of the big things that stood out for the Grizzlies coaches was Richardson's athleticism.

Assistant coach Jason March said, “He answers a lot of questions real quick because he's so athletic. You can put him in a lot of different things and in fact we didn't have a big in the workout and we kind of used him a little bit and he was great with that. He can do multiple things."

Another standout was Tyler Harvey of Eastern Washington. Harvey was named the 2015 NCAA Scoring Champion, averaging 23.1 points per game.

“He can shoot the ball well. He shoots it with ease,. The thing is effortlessly. He really shoots it with little effort. He comes off of screens really well. He uses his length very well and I think he has a bright future,” said March.

Both Richardson and Harvey are expected to go either in the second or third round.

Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison also participated in the workout. In Kentucky's platoon system, Harrison averaged 9.3 points per game.

"A very polished player. You can see he's been around. He's played a lot of basketball. You can see his skill level. Nothing bothers him,. You tell him what to do and he answers the questions right as far as on the floor. It doesn't take a lot of thinking for him. He sees the actions quick and is able to do multiple things," March said when describing Harrison.

To round out the group of guards, Ryan Harrow from Georgia State, Corey Hawkins from UC Davis, and Trency Jackson from Western Kentucky also participated in the workout.

Both Harrow and Hawkins are projected to go in either the late second round or undrafted. Jackson is not projected to be drafted.

The Grizzlies continue their pre-draft workouts on Sunday June 14th.

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