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The Phoenix Suns have invited the media to talk to the front office folks -- Lon Babby, Lance Blanks and John Treloar -- on Wednesday after they conduct a draft prospect workout. But for reasons that don't make much sense to anyone, they won't release the list of prospects they are working out.

That list will be fully confirmed tomorrow after the workout but through the intensive detective work of our own social media and Google guru, we've tracked down most of the names.

Take that, Lance Blanks and your secretive ways imported from your time with the San Antonio Spurs. Lord knows what the Phoenix Suns need more than anything right now is to put up walls between the team and their fans.  

Here's what we have for you so far:

Diante Garrett: 6-4 point guard, Iowa

Draft Express profile. Currently projected as a mid-second round pick

Twitter / @kingarrett10: Flight to Phoenix..I'll holla at y'all when I land

Twitter / @kingarrett10: Man it's to hot outside...it's like 105 here in Phx!!!!...smh

Twitter / @kingarrett10: naw I workout tomorrow in the morning

Alex Tyus: 6-7 power forward, Florida

Draft Express profile. Not projected as draft pick

@AlexTyus23: Had a great workout with the New Jersey Nets today. Resting and then off tomorrow morning to workout with the Phoenix Suns. #beastmode

Jacob Pullen: 6-0 combo guard, Kansas State

Draft Express profile. Not projected as draft pick

@Jpullz0: Great workout in Detroit a ...
Great workout in Detroit always love when I'm here but on the way to the port Phoenix next #jetlife

Jeremy Hazell: 6-5 shooting guard, Seton Hall

Draft Express profile. Not projected as draft pick

@AdamZagoria: After workouts in GS and Sac-town, former SHU guard Jeremy Hazell has Phoenix on the 10th, Memphis (12), NJ (16) and Minnesota (18)

DeAndre Liggins: 6-6 shooting guard / small forward, Kentucky

Draft Express profile. Not projected as draft pick

Twitter / @DLiggs34: In Chicago now with the fa ...
In Chicago now with the family but Im heading to Phoenix at 3pm.

That's four five out the likely six although Hazell is less of a sure thing since it comes from a third-party and list a June 10th workout date. He could be having a private workout but for a guy not even projected to be drafted, that would be odd.

[Update by Seth Pollack, 06/08/11 5:00 PM MST ]

Well, it seems there could be entire workouts the Suns are trying to keep quiet. Here's one report on that:

The Hoops Report | Draft Workout Schedule

Kevin Anderson April 27

JaJuan Johnson June 9 

Jeremy Hazell June 10

Klay Thompson June 10

Jordan Hamilton June 10

Tristan Thompson June 13

At least that list has some possible first-round picks on it.

Here's a list of players we've learned won't be working out for the Suns on Wednesday according to various sources: Reggie Jackson, Chandler Parsons, Jon Leuer, Etwaun Moore, Malcolm Thomas, Mickey McConnell, Andrew Goudelock and Randy Culpepper. Sorry, no Jimmer either.

We do believe that Kevin Anderson, a 6-0 point guard from Richmond has already worked out in Phoenix.

Now, you might be asking yourself why the Suns are working out guys projected so late in the draft when they don't even have a second round pick. We will be sure to ask that question, but it is common to take a look at guys like this during the pre-draft process as possible summer league or camp invitee prospects. One wouldn't think that any of these guys would be drafted with the Suns' first round pick. 


[Update by Seth Pollack, 06/09/11 10:44 AM MST ]

Mr. Coro at the mighty Republic has the full list of prospects for not just this week but next.

Phoenix Suns to begin run of draft workouts
The most-loaded Suns workout appears to be Monday's, barring schedule changes. With teams allowed to work out six players in a group, the Suns have four candidates for their 13th pick planning to visit Monday. They are BYU point guard Jimmer Fredette, Kansas small forward Marcus Morris, Florida State small forward Chris Singleton and Texas power forward Tristan Thompson.

The Suns also could hold a workout Tuesday and one during the week of the draft, which would feature Colorado shooting guard Alec Burks. Providence shooting guard Marshon Brooks also is scheduled to visit Phoenix and would be a candidate at No. 13.

[Update by Seth Pollack, 06/09/11 6:54 AM MST ]

Looks like the list for Thursday is this: JaJuan Johnson, Alex Tyus, Jacob Pullen, Diante Garrett, Jon Diebler, DeAndre Liggins.

Diebler is a 6-6 shooting guard from Ohio who's not currently projected to be drafted. JaJuan Johnson is a 6-10 power forward / center from Purdue who's currently slotted in the early second round making him the highest-ranked prospect on Thursday. Details on the others guys provided below but none of them are currently slotted as first-round picks.

For Friday the list is more interesting according to a report from The Hoops Report. He's reporting Jeremy HazellJordan HamiltonKlay Thompson and Gilbert Brown for the June 10th workout in the Phoenix.

If that report stands up, it would make Friday the shooting guard / small forward day with two potential lottery picks (Hamilton and Thompson) and two guys not projected to be picked at all to round out the workout and give Hamilton and Thompson a couple of different looks in front of the coaching and front office staff.

The Phoenix Suns have invited the media to talk to the front office folks -- Lon Babby, Lance Blanks and John Treloar -- on Wednesday after they conduct a draft prospect workout. But for reasons that don't make much sense to anyone, they won't release the list of prospects they are working out.

That list will be fully confirmed tomorrow after the workout but through the intensive detective work of our own social media and Google guru, we've tracked down most of the names.

Take that, Lance Blanks and your secretive ways imported from your time with the San Antonio Spurs. Lord knows what the Phoenix Suns need more than anything right now is to put up walls between the team and their fans.  

Here's what we have for you so far:

Diante Garrett: 6-4 point guard, Iowa

Draft Express profile. Currently projected as a mid-second round pick

Twitter / @kingarrett10: Flight to Phoenix..I'll holla at y'all when I land

Twitter / @kingarrett10: Man it's to hot outside...it's like 105 here in Phx!!!!...smh

Twitter / @kingarrett10: naw I workout tomorrow in the morning

Alex Tyus: 6-7 power forward, Florida

Draft Express profile. Not projected as draft pick

@AlexTyus23: Had a great workout with the New Jersey Nets today. Resting and then off tomorrow morning to workout with the Phoenix Suns. #beastmode

Jacob Pullen: 6-0 combo guard, Kansas State

Draft Express profile. Not projected as draft pick

@Jpullz0: Great workout in Detroit a ...
Great workout in Detroit always love when I'm here but on the way to the port Phoenix next #jetlife

Jeremy Hazell: 6-5 shooting guard, Seton Hall

Draft Express profile. Not projected as draft pick

@AdamZagoria: After workouts in GS and Sac-town, former SHU guard Jeremy Hazell has Phoenix on the 10th, Memphis (12), NJ (16) and Minnesota (18)

DeAndre Liggins: 6-6 shooting guard / small forward, Kentucky

Draft Express profile. Not projected as draft pick

Twitter / @DLiggs34: In Chicago now with the fa ...
In Chicago now with the family but Im heading to Phoenix at 3pm.

That's four five out the likely six although Hazell is less of a sure thing since it comes from a third-party and list a June 10th workout date. He could be having a private workout but for a guy not even projected to be drafted, that would be odd.

[Update by Seth Pollack, 06/08/11 5:00 PM MST ]

Well, it seems there could be entire workouts the Suns are trying to keep quiet. Here's one report on that:

The Hoops Report | Draft Workout Schedule

Kevin Anderson April 27

JaJuan Johnson June 9 

Jeremy Hazell June 10

Klay Thompson June 10

Jordan Hamilton June 10

Tristan Thompson June 13

At least that list has some possible first-round picks on it.

Here's a list of players we've learned won't be working out for the Suns on Wednesday according to various sources: Reggie Jackson, Chandler Parsons, Jon Leuer, Etwaun Moore, Malcolm Thomas, Mickey McConnell, Andrew Goudelock and Randy Culpepper. Sorry, no Jimmer either.

We do believe that Kevin Anderson, a 6-0 point guard from Richmond has already worked out in Phoenix.

Now, you might be asking yourself why the Suns are working out guys projected so late in the draft when they don't even have a second round pick. We will be sure to ask that question, but it is common to take a look at guys like this during the pre-draft process as possible summer league or camp invitee prospects. One wouldn't think that any of these guys would be drafted with the Suns' first round pick. 


With less than three weeks until the 2011 NBA Draft, it’s crunch time for the Phoenix Suns. Workouts and interviews remain on the horizon as the Suns attempt to rid the demons of past draft day...

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