Mavericks Host Nation’s Leading Scorer Tyler Harvey for Workout


The Dallas Mavericks are hoping to get good value with their two picks in the NBA Draft on June 25th. They hold the 21st and 52nd selections, and have hosted possible first round choices Tyus Jones, Rashad Vaughn, and Robert Upshaw in the last few weeks.

They’re at it again, this time with potential targets in the second round.

Tyler Harvey is the headliner of the group. He was the nation’s leading scorer at Eastern Washington last year, averaging 22.9 points a game and shooting nearly 41% from beyond the arc. Like fellow workout participant Norman Powell, Harvey is undersized for an NBA shooting guard. He stands at only 6’4″ with shoes on, and unlike Powell does not possess a lengthy frame or explosive athleticism. His max vertical at the combine was a pedestrian 28.5″ and his wingspan checks in at a shade over 6’5″.

Still, he’s got playmaking ability and unlimited range, making him an intriguing prospect for a team like the Mavericks. Watch the video below to witness his obliteration of the Big Sky Conference this year and check out his full Draft Profile here.

Norman Powell is a 6’4″ slasher who spent four years at UCLA and helped lead the Bruins on their surprising run to the Sweet 16 in this year’s NCAA Tournament. As mentioned before he’s a bit undersized for an NBA shooting guard, but makes up for it with a wingspan approaching 7-feet and great athleticism. He’s a capable defender but will need to improve his shooting to last at the next level.

Watch him score 23 in a victory over my alma mater, the University of Oregon. Two of them come on one of the best dunks in all of college basketball last season.

Josh Richardson is a 6’6″ shooting guard coming off of a superb senior season for the University of Tennessee – one in which he led the team in points (16.0), and steals (2.1).

His length and quickness made him a good defender at the college level and earned him a spot on the All-SEC Defensive Team his final year in Knoxville. He’s also a decent shooter, connecting on just shy of 36% of his four three-point attempts a game in 2014-15.

Despite all that, Richardson wasn’t even invited to the NBA Pre-Draft Combine and may not be drafted at all. Whether it’s with the 52nd pick or on a camp invite he could be a nice fit with the Mavericks.

Check out some of his highlights from the past two seasons:

The NBA Draft is less than a week away! Check out our Draft Profiles on potential Mavericks selections!

Tyus Jones – Duke, FR.

Rashad Vaughn – UNLV, FR.

Kevon Looney – UCLA, FR. 

Montrezl Harrell – Louisville, JR. 

Robert Upshaw – Washington, SO.

Sam Dekker – Wisconsin, JR. 

R.J. Hunter – Georgia State, JR.

Jerian Grant – Notre Dame, SR.

Cameron Payne – Murray State, SO. 

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