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Raptors draft workouts 2024: Latest news on Zach Edey and more NBA Draft prospects | Sporting News Canada

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The Raptors may have lost their lottery pick, but they still have plenty to prepare for in the upcoming 2024 NBA Draft.

Toronto owns the 19th and 31st overall selections in this year’s draft — two selections that could yield valuable players. The key to selecting impactful players in the mid-first and early second rounds is preparation. The Raptors are preparing so by hosting several prospects for draft workouts.

With the draft just over three weeks away, the team announced that it would be hosting two-time National Player of the Year Zach Edey and several other prospects for a workout on June 4.

Here is an updated look at who Toronto will be evaluating ahead of the draft, which will take place on June 26 and 27.

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Raptors NBA Draft workouts 2024

Tuesday, June 4

Player Position Height School/Country
Keion Brooks Jr. F 6-7 Washington/USA
Zach Edey C 7-4 Purdue/Canada
Joseph Girard III G 6-2 Clemson/USA
Emanuel Miller F 6-7 TCU/Canada
Tyrese Samuel F 6-10 Florida/Canada
Jahmir Young G 6-1 Maryland/USA

The June 4 group is headlined by a trio of Canadians, but the standout — quite literally — is Edey. Edey was nothing short of dominant during his senior year at Purdue, leading the Boilermakers within one win of the national title with averages of 25.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.2 blocks per game.

In The Sporting News’ most recent mock draft, Kyle Irving has Edey going 21st overall to the Pelicans. Edey could be around for the Raptors to select at 19th overall.

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Raptors NBA Draft picks 2024

  • 1st round, 19th overall
  • 2nd round, 31st overall

The Raptors own the 19th and 31st overall picks in the 2024 NBA Draft. Toronto acquired the 19th pick from Indiana and the 31st pick from Detroit.

Recent years suggest there is value in these specific selections. Warriors All-Rookie First Team guard Brandin Podziemski was the 19th pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. Andrew Nembhard, who enjoyed a breakout in the 2024 NBA Playoffs, was the 31st pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

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