Mavs Workouts: Brooks, Behanan, Giffey

DB.com has learned the Mavs have invited in Chris Udofia, Russ Smith, Neils Giffey, Javon McCrea, De'Mon Brooks and Chane Behanan and all are scheduled to be at the AAC for pre-draft workouts today. A look at the second-round-level prospects ... With new news on McCrea and Udofia:



Sources tell DB.com that the Dallas Mavericks next wave of pre-draft workout invitees include Chane Behanan, Javon McCrea, De'Mon Brooks, Neils Giffey and Chris Udofia.
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Chane Behanan may be the best-known of today's quartet. The 6-7, 253-pounder played in the big time at Louisville and now 21, has always seemed like a natural rebounder as a power forward. He averaged 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds on Louisville's 2013 NCAA championship team as a sophomore but was later dismissed from the program on a marijuana charge and landed at Colorado State.

Another Louisville player, Russ Smith, is also here. He's a 6-1, 160-pounder who some see as a high-second-rounder. Smith has a reputation as a "gunner'' who at 23 is working to develop point-guard skills.
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Javon McCrea, 21, is 6-8 and 250, with a big strong body that allowed him to dominate at Buffalo as a projected power forward. He could fit the "two-way'' player mold the Mavs tell DB.com they are searching for as a late second-rounder.

Chris Udofia is a 6-6, 200-pounder who was the University of Denver's biggest player and therefore played inside, where his 7-foot wingspan helped him thrive. Udofia, 21, is a DFW native who is projected as a small forward. The senior is a potential second-round pick. Udofia and McCrea, I am told, sustained minor injuries in recent workouts the Mavs are working to reschedule them.

De'Mon Brooks is a Davidson senior listed at 6-7 and 217. The power forward, 22, is an interesting prospect for a variety of reasons.
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He's earned his degree from Davidson, he's ambidextrous as a shooter, and in conference games in 2013-14, Brooks led the league in scoring (20.5 ppg.) and field-goal percentage (.660), while leading the Wildcats to a 20-13 overall record, 15-1 conference mark and regular season title. Brooks has been named the Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year and is a two-time AP Honorable Mention All-America selection, two-time Southern Conference Tournament MVP, three-time first-team All-Conference selection, three-time Southern Conference Tournament team member and three-time NABC All-District honoree.

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