Cavs Work Out WVU’s Derek Culver, Others

The Cavaliers recently held a group workout of players who could be selected late in the second round, or not at all, perhaps becoming members of the summer team or surprising their way to a roster spot.

Derek Culver

Per Chris Fedor of, the Cavs have brought in multiple players, with the list including the following:

  • Maryland guard/forward Aaron Wiggins
  • St. Joe’s point guard Jordan Hall
  • South Carolina guard/forward A.J. Lawson
  • Colorado point guard McKinley Wright IV
  • Wichita State combo guard Tyson Etienne
  • West Virginia power forward Derek Culver
  • UC Santa Barbara shooting guard JaQuori McLaughlin
  • Providence forward Zaccheus Darko-Kelly
  • UT-Tyler guard Ansu Sesay

Culver, of course, played at Warren Harding High School in Youngstown, so he has Ohio ties. He was dismissed from the team midway through his senior year, but has proven to be a matured hard worker with a high upside at WVU. He has signed with an agent and will remain in the draft.

While most of those players will work out for multiple teams and are more likely to end up in the G League or overseas (or back with their college teams, where eligible), you never know when you might find a diamond in the rough.

But mostly, the Cavs have their sights set on Tuesday’s NBA Draft lottery, where the odds are against them landing at No. 1. But hey, not totally against it, either. You can check out the complete lottery preview here.

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