Pacers 2016 pre-draft workout attendees

The NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 23rd.

The NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 23rd.

The Pacers have both of their picks in the upcoming NBA Draft, which will be held on Thursday, June 23rd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

They’ll be on the clock for picks No. 20 and 50.

Over the last year-plus, the Pacers scouting department has evaluated prospects eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft. The annual Draft Combine was held in Chicago May 11-15.

The final piece to the year-round process is hosting individuals to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to talk with them more intimately, showing them around the building, and having them go against other top players in one-day workouts. Six players are brought in for each one.

By now, team officials know all about these players and what they are capable of. That’s why in addition to putting them through drills on the court followed by 3-on-3 play, these players meet with various staff members, including coaches, scouts, and the training staff.

Afterwards, they are treated to lunch. It is there, in an informal, less-pressured situation, where the team tries to learn other new tidbits.

Two years ago, with only a second-round selection to their name — and they later dealt the 57th overall pick to New York for cash — the Pacers brought in over 50 players.

In 2015, they evaluated at least 36 guys in pre-draft workout situations. They ended up taking Myles Turner at No. 11 and Joe Young 43rd overall.

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Below is the list of their pre-draft workouts for 2016, which will be updated daily:

No. 1 — Tuesday, May 17:
Isaiah Cousins, Oklahoma
Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida
Michael Gbinije, Syracuse
Sheldon McClellan, Miami, Fla.
Tyrone Wallace, California
Troy Williams, Indiana

No. 2 — Wednesday, May 18:
Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova
Wade Baldwin IV, Vanderbilt
Matt Costello, Michigan State
Max Landis, IPFW
Patrick McCaw, UNLV
Kaleb Tarczewski, Arizona

No. 3 — Monday, May 23:
Anthony Barber, North Carolina State
Ben Bentil, Providence
Kay Felder, Oakland
Armani Moore, Tennessee
Rasheed Sulaimon, Maryland
Caleb Swanigan, Purdue

No. 4 — Wednesday, June 1:
Jake Layman, Maryland
Thon Maker, Athlete Institute Basketball Academy High School
Retin Obasohan, Alabama)
Shavon Shields, Nebraska
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State
Stephen Zimmerman, UNLV

No. 5 — Thursday, June 2:
Robert Carter, Jr., Maryland
Julian Jacobs, USC
Marcus Paige, North Carolina
Gary Payton II, Oregon State
Dashawn Pierre, Dayton
Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall

No. 6 — Wednesday, June 15:
Kellen Dunham, Butler
Jordan Loyd, Univ. of Indianapolis
Taurean Prince, Baylor
Alex Poythress, Kentucky
Diamond Stone, Maryland
Goodluck Okonoboh, UNLV

No. 7 — Friday, June 17:
Kyle Collinsworth, Brigham Young
Cheick Diallo, Kansas
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Brice Johnson, North Carolina
Georges Niang, Iowa State
Ante Zizic, Croatia

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