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Corey Kispert worked out with Pelicans on Sunday ahead of NBA draft

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On Sunday, Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Corey Kispert reportedly worked out with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Jake Madison of Locked on Pelicans.

Kispert was a consensus All-American first-team player last season after averaging 18.6 points, five rebounds and 1.8 assists. He shot a career-high 44% from 3-point range on 6.5 attempts per game and ranked fifth in the country in points (595) and seventh in 3-pointers (91).

The 6-foot-7 product is most commonly projected to be a mid-first-round pick. He is touted as perhaps the top shooter in the draft but is working to show teams that he is much more than just a shooter with an emphasis on defense and ballhandling.

In addition to the Pelicans, Kispert has also worked out with the Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors among other teams ahead of the draft.

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New Orleans enters the draft with the 10th overall selection in the first round and picks 35, 40, 43 and 53 in the second round. He projects to still be on the board when the Pelicans are on the clock, although his range begins around the 14th pick.

He still needs to prove to teams he is more than a shooter, as he said he is doing, but given that ability alone, Kispert figures to be able to step into any team and immediately fill a need as a floor spacer. Certainly, the Pelicans could use another shooter.

The NBA draft is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 29.

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