Before I write anything else, let me say one thing: Xavier Silas is the man. After working out with the Sixers today, Silas was generous enough to answer a few of my questions, and for that I have a lot of respect for him. It is one thing to find time for someone from The Daily News or Inquirer, but to find time to answer questions for a small sports blog that doesn’t make any money shows how good of a person he is, and for that we thank him.
As mentioned yesterday, the Sixers held another Pre-Draft workout this morning. The five players invited were Tyler Honeycutt (UCLA), Markieff Morris (Kansas), Antonio Pena (Villanova), Eniel Polynice (Seton Hall), and of course, Xavier Silas (Northern Illinois).
Silas has been a very busy man this summer. In just the month of June alone Silas will workout for the Nets, Celtics, Sixers, Bulls, and Warriors, so I wanted to ask him a few questions about the workouts.
Me: What exactly went on during today’s Pre-Draft workout? What kind of drills did they make you run? What kind of questions did they ask? Did they measure you up?
Silas: They measured and then we did basic skill drills. Got some shots up. Nothing too major they already know what you can do.
Me: Obviously the point of the workout is for the team to evaluate you and get an impression on you, but what was your impression of the Sixers?
Silas: The sixers are a great organization. So much history there. It was a great experience
Me: And finally, how has this summer been for you so far with the travel and different Pre-Draft workouts? Stressful? Fun? Exciting?
Silas: We fly around so much it’s a crazy process, but it’s a blessing to be doing it so all I do is go as hard as I can. No regrets!!!
Once again we thank Silas for fitting us in to his busy schedule. He is definitely a class act, and we wish him the best of luck in the NBA wherever he goes. But honestly though, Philly Hoops Talk will have a harder time wishing him luck if he goes to the Celtics, so let’s hope he just comes to the Sixers and makes thing easier.
You can follow Silas on Twitter: @XavierSilas which I highly recommend. He is a nice guy and will answer a lot of questions from his followers.
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