Recent Villanova graduate Darrun Hilliard II will work out with the 76ers this week, according to a recent post from his father on VUhoop.com’s Facebook page. In addition to trying out for the Sixers, Hilliard will also workout for the Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns.
Hilliard, who is 6-foot-6, 220-pound guard, averaged 14.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and shot 38.7 percent from the three point line to help lead the Wildcats to a 2015 Big East Tournament championship last year. Furthermore, he was named the Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Year and to the All-Big East first team.
The Bethlehem, Pennsylvania native will most likely go undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft but has an opportunity to be a late 2nd round pick. He primarily played guard for head coach Jay Wright at Nova but may possibly make the move to small forward because of his 6’8 wingspan, which allows him to defend taller players.
If Hilliard does not get drafted, he will most likely be signed as an undrafted free agent and be invited to join an NBA summer league team because of his ability to handle the ball, defend and consistently hit the three ball. Furthermore, if Hilliard stands out during summer league play, he could possibly make it onto an NBA roster as a backup ball handler or as a three point/defensive specialist, but coming off the bench. However, I see him playing overseas or in the D-League rather than in the NBA.
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