Jan 25, 2014; Laramie, WY, USA; Nevada Wolf Pack guard Deonte Burton (24) dribbles against the Wyoming Cowboys during the first half at the Arena-Auditorium. The Cowboys beat the Wolf Pack 64-62 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks to hold workouts for Xavier Thames and Deonte Burton

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NBA Draft workouts are underway across the association as the teams enter the final month before the event in late June. While most focus in one the top prospects in the draft such as Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, several teams still have to dig deep into this year’s draft class looking for the next Paul Millsap or Monta Ellis.

In addition to their top 3 pick, the Milwaukee Bucks will be selecting 31st and 48th overall picks in the second round, and the team is already looking at options for those two picks. On Thursday, the Bucks will take a look at a few Mountain West products, Xavier Thames of San Diego State and Deonte Burton of Nevada, according to Gery Woelfel of Racine Journal Times, who shared the news via Twitter.

Both prospects are projected to go sometime during the second round, with Deonte Burton still considered a possibility late in the first round. Thames is projected to spend most of his time at shooting guard at the NBA, and his stock failed to rise after an average display at the NBA Draft Combine and is considered undersized for the position, listed at 6’3″. The young guard still has an impressive resume after earning the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year after leading San Diego State in scoring (17.6 points per game) during his senior season. Deonte Burton is another notable senior entering the draft and may have one of the best dunking abilities among the prospects this year. Burton’s future should be as a point guard as he has a strong frame, but is listed at only 6’1″.

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