Next Nuggets pre-draft workout draws from North Carolina and abroad

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The Denver Nuggets released on Wednesday the names of the next six prospects they will host for a pre-draft workout. This is Denver’s fourth workout of the spring ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft. It includes three players from the Tar Heel State and three international prospects.

Players scheduled to participate* are as follows: 

Thursday, June 8th

Laurynas Birutis – C, 7-0, 215 – Lithuania
Amida Brimah – C, 7-0, 230 – Connecticut
Terrance Ferguson – G, 6-7, 185 – Adelaide 36ers
Isaiah Hicks – F, 6-9, 245 – North Carolina
Amile Jefferson – F, 6-8, 215 – Duke
Matt Jones  – G, 6-5, 200 – Duke

*Players subject to change

Brimah, 23, a product of UConn, was born in Accra, Ghana. Ferguson, 19, is a domestic product from Tulsa, Okla., but spent a year playing professionally in Australia. Birutis, 19, played last season for Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas of the Lithuanian Basketball League.

Hicks, 22, was the 2016 ACC Sixth Man of the Year and won a national championship with the Tar Heels in 2017. Jefferson, 24, played in a program-record 150 games in a Duke uniform, including 103 starts, and averaged 7.2 points and 6.3 rebounds for his career. Jones, 22, was nearly as productive for the Blue Devils. He played in 143 games at Duke, making 86 starts and averaging 6.4 points and 2.2 rebounds.

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