ZACK ROSEN and Maalik Wayns shared a position and Big 5 first-team honors. Monday morning, the point guards from Penn and Villanova, respectively, shared the court at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as the Sixers began their predraft workouts. Along with Iona's Scott Machado and Maryland's Terrell Stoglin, Wayns and Rosen went through ballhandling drills, light shooting, one-on-one situations, the usual workout fare.
More on Zack... This one regarding the Nets combine:
"Zack Rosen tested as the quickest end to end player in the ¾ court sprint. That mark is just a fraction of a second slower than Derrick Rose, and is one of the 20 best speeds ever according to our database. Rosen showed strong leadership skills running the drills and executing the simple offenses that the assistant coaches implemented prior to the five on five play. He hurt his thumb early in the workout and did not shoot particularly well, but played strong defense and ran his team efficiently, getting into the paint on numerous occasions and dishing to open teammates.
Considering the numbers age that we live in, putting up a number like that certainly can't hurt. I assume the full court sprint is something all teams look at and track? I'm glad they note the thumb injury which may excuse the poor shooting a bit. Whatever happens he is doing everything he can to give himself a chance. I may actually have to watch the draft this year.