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Pacers to host projected lottery pick Cam Whitmore for solo workout

Villanova freshman, and projected lottery pick, Cam Whitmore will participate in a private workout with the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, the team announced.

The visit with the Pacers is the first known workout for Whitmore thus far and will be a solo session, instead of a regular group setting of six prospects. It will enable the team to get a closer look at Whitmore in more of a controlled environment on the court.

The Pacers have three first-round draft picks (Nos. 7, 26 and 29) and could target Whitmore in the lottery. He is the highest-ranked player they have brought in at this stage of the pre-draft process.

Whitmore, who was named the Big East Freshman of the Year, averaged 12.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals on 34.3% shooting from 3-point range. He finished sixth in the conference in defensive rebound percentage (20.3) and eighth in steal percentage (3.2).

The 6-foot-7 forward established himself as one of the top college prospects with his athleticism and ability to penetrate into the paint and finish with power. He can score from seemingly all over the court and is projected to be a lottery pick, as a result.

With so many picks, the Pacers have brought in a wide range of prospects to consider on draft night and Whitmore will be the latest to visit Indianapolis on Thursday.

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Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire