The humdrum of the 2017 NBA Draft workouts continue for the Milwaukee Bucks, with a steady crop of older players headlining the group today. Among them is Marquette’s Luke Fischer, who hails from Germantown Wisconsin where he helped lead their high school team to consecutive state championships and earned himself the title of Mr. Basketball in the state. The other notable name is Frank Mason III, the senior point guard out of Kansas who was the 2017 consensus National Player of the Year. Here’s the full docket:
Fischer is currently projected to go 49 in DraftExpress’s latest mock, one pick after Milwaukee’s second round selection. His pedigree and composure as a floor general could provide another fitting complement in Milwaukee’s backcourt, and his 47.1% on 4.8 attempts from three last year doesn’t hurt either. He also shot 79.4% from the line too, so the shooting shouldn’t be an aberration. If Milwaukee wanted to take another aged senior in the second round, Mason could be another solid choice despite his modest measurables (6-feet tall with 6-foot-3 wingspan).
None of the rest of today’s group is a member of DX’s current mock, and most of them are well outside being even included in said mock. Fischer’s of course a guy with local pedigree who could get a chance to work his big man game in the D-League next year along with Kennedy Meeks, who feels like he was at North Carolina for about sixteen years. That’s probably because I keep thinking of him as the reincarnation of Sean May, the scourge of Badger fans everywhere.
Today’s workout leaves quite a bit to be desired after guys like Ivan Rabb or Wesley Iwundu came in last week, but Mason at least adds a bit of intrigue to the day’s proceedings.