Wizards Workouts continue

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The Wizards continued their daily workouts on Wednesday, as they put five more players through their paces.

Today workout participants and scouting reports:

La’Shard Anderson, a 6-foot-1, 170 lb. guard from Boise State who Averaged a team-high 15.1 points and 4.7 assists per game in 2010-11.

Marshon Brooks, a 6-foot-5, 190 lb. swingman from Providence who averaged 24.6 ppg in 2010-11, second-only to BYU’s Jimmer Fredette in the nation in scoring.

Shelvin Mack, a 6-foot-3, 215 lb. guard from Butler who averaged 16.0 points per game last season, including 20.3 points per game in six NCAA Tournament contests.

Jamel McLean, a 6-foot-8, 245 lb. forward from Xavier who averaged a career-high 10.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game as a senior in 2010-11.

Adrian Oliver, a 6-foot-4, 210 lb guard from San Jose State who trailed only BYU’s Jimmer Fredette and Providence’s Marshon Brooks with a 24.3 ppg average in 2010-11.

Malcolm Thomas, a 6-foot-9, 220-lb. forward from San Diego State who averaged 11.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game as a senior in 2010-11.

One player who has appeared on several NBA mock draft boards as the player the Wizards will select with their 6th pick is Kwahi Leonard, a 6-foot-7, 225 lb. forward from San Diego State.

Leonard worked out for the team on Tuesday, and put on an impressive show, particularly during the shooting drills, sinking four straight outside shots.

“I felt pretty good out there. The workout was pretty hard,” Leonard said.

“It was the hardest workout I’ve had. It’s my second one, and there’s more to come,” Leonard said. His only other workout was with the Charlotte Bobcats. As for his draft status, Leonard said he tries not to think about it.

“Nobody knows where I’m going to go. I’m just going to each workout, stay on focus and try to show the team how hard I work and how much I’ve improved since the season was over,” Leonard said.

Leonard led the Mountain West Conference in both in offensive and defensive rebounding and was fourth in scoring, fourth in steals, sixth in free throw percentage and seventh in field goal percentage in his sophomore season.

He believes his best assets are his defense and rebounding skills, and is hard at work on improving his shot.

“I’ve got to work on how to catch and shoot from the three. I am very comfortable dribbling the ball. I can get my own shot off; I can get to the hole easily. I’m working on when the point guard is coming off the screen, when he penetrates, when he kicks it out to me, I have to knock down that shot,” Leonard said.

“I’m just looking to improve every part of my game.”

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