CSU’s Emmanuel Omogbo among 8 working out Friday with Nuggets


The next round of Denver Nuggets pre-draft workouts, to be held Friday June 9, will include former Colorado State standout Emmanuel Omogbo.

Ombogbo will be present for the second of two sessions the Nuggets will hold at Pepsi Center, per Nugget PR.

Players scheduled to participate* are as follows:

Friday, June 9 (9:00 am)

Jarrett Allen – C, 6-11, 225 – Texas
Nate Britt – G, 6-1, 175 – North Carolina
John Gillon – G, 6-0, 180 – Syracuse
Justin Patton – C, 7-0, 230 – Creighton

Friday, June 9 (11:00 am)

T.J. Leaf – F, 6-10, 225 – UCLA
Emmanuel Omogbo – F, 6-8, 210 – Colorado State
Dallas Moore – G, 6-1, 180 – North Florida
Jack Gibbs  – G, 6-1, 195 – Davidson

*Players subject to change

Omogbo finished his CSU career with 28 double-doubles, which is seventh all-time on the Mountain West career list, and his 9.24 rebounds in 69 career games ranks as the fifth-best mark in league history. He was honored on the NABC District 17 and USBWA All-District First Teams along with the All-Mountain West First Team and MW All-Defensive team.

Joining Omogbo is another long forward, and a pair of guards from mid-major schools.

Leaf, a freshman at UCLA last year, averaged a team-leading 16.3 points, the seventh-highest scoring average in the Pac-12. He also registered 8.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 blocks per game and was one of three UCLA players to secure first-team All-Pac-12 honors.

Moore finished his college career with 2,437 points, the most in UNF history and second-most in Atlantic Sun Conference history. He’s the only player in ASUN history to amass 2,000 points/500 assists/400 rebounds. He set UNF and ASUN single season record with 812 points scored in 2016-17.

Gibbs finished sixth nationally in scoring averaging 23.5 points per game as a junior in 2015-16. That year he led Wildcats in scoring, assists, steals per game and free-throw percentage.

In the morning session, another North Carolina Tar Heel will be present in Nate Britt. (They hosted Isaiah Hicks on Thursday.) An outgoing senior with North Carolina, Britt played in 111 career games with 19 starts (16 as a freshman) He scored 593 career points with 205 assists and 80 steals.

Although Texas had a down year, going 4-14 in Big 12 play and 11-22 overall, Allen was named to the Big 12’s All-Rookie and All-Conference Third Team.

Gillon, who played two years at Colorado State, led the Orange in assist average (5.4) in 2016-17. His .918 free-throw shooting percentage in league games topped the ACC. He also led the ACC in assist average (league games only).

Patton, the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, and Second Team All-BIG EAST, was second in the nation in field goal percentage (67.6%) last year. He made better than 50 percent of his shots in every game but two.