No combine invite unfortunately. All good. Got 5 workouts scheduled and counting. I'll get my shot. I believe in my capabilities. 🙏🏾💯— Zeeno. (@shawnlong21) May 3, 2016
Geaux Shawn Geaux
God bless you Shawn and good luck.
Sorry read that completely wrong
Also have to take into account upside. That is what is making this Skal Labissiere and Poetl high draft picks as Skal looked absolutely horrible for Kentucky this year but is a top 10 pick. What is Shawn's ceiling of potential?
I was talking to UL Great Kevin Figaro the other day, and he said about his situation. ...
1) Was NOT invited to NBA combine.
2) Had tryouts with 3 NBA teams.
3) Was drafted into the NBA.
4) Was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks, a team he did not tryout for.
Ps There are fewer rounds now, Kevin Figaro was the 75th overall pick.
Geaux Shawn Geaux
Hopefully Shawn can make some noise.
"Long, a Louisiana native, spent four seasons at Louisiana. He was tabbed Sun Belt Player of the Year as a senior; however, the 6'9" tall, 245 pound big man delivered impressive numbers throughout his time with the Ragin' Cajuns. For his career, he produced 17.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. He averaged a double-double in all four of his seasons, and left the school ranked second on the Sun Belt conference's all-time scoring and blocked shots charts, and first on its all-time rebounding list."
"Long Offers an Intriguing Look
Twenty-three year old Shawn Long was both the oldest and biggest prospect invited to Monday's workout. The Louisiana product racked up some pretty heady accomplishments in college. He finished his four-year career with the Ragin' Cajuns ranked first in Sun Belt conference history in total rebounds, and second in points scored and shots blocked.
"I think the biggest thing was, just learning my strength and my weaknesses," Long said. "Once I got a good feel for what that was, the rest followed. Just being accountable for things on the court, I think that's paid off for me a lot the last few years."
During the segment of Monday's session that the media was permitted to watch, Long didn't hold back on heaving a few three-point tries. The 6'9" tall, 245-pound big man shot 34.1 percent from outside the arc as a collegian.
"I don't mind mixing it up down low, as well as stretching it out on the floor," said Long, who played at Louisiana with current Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton.
"He's got really good size," Sixers Vice President of Player Personnel Marc Eversley said of Long. "I'd call him a stretch five or a stretch four. He's got the ability to step out and make a shot. The other thing he does well is he can take you off the dribble. Not sure if you saw it, but he utilized the pump fake pretty well. He's got great size, and he can step out and make a shot."
Monday was Long's first workout with an NBA team."
Long shows Sixers his range
"Shawn Long proved Monday that he has an NBA skill set.
The Louisiana-Lafayette post player kept making buckets during his 76ers' pre-draft workout at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
"I call him a stretch five, stretch four," Sixers vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley said of the 6-foot-9, 245-pounder. "He has the ability to go out make a shot.
"The other thing that he does well is that he can take you off the dribble. He utilizes a pump fake well."
He has a workout set up with Milwaukee on Wednesday, followed by one with Denver (Saturday), Houston (Monday), Dallas (May 24), Los Angeles Lakers (May 31), Utah (June 1), Washington (June 6) and Boston (June 9).