At the moment, the Sixers don't possess a draft pick for next month's event. While they could get the 23rd overall pick if the Brooklyn Nets defer it, the Sixers are simply doing their due diligence in Chicago this week by watching and meeting with prospects.
Among the players the Sixers had meetings with is the Nebraska standout, Bryce McGowens. The 6'7" freshman out of South Carolina started in all 31 games he appeared in with the Cornhuskers this past season.
Averaging 33 minutes on the floor, McGowens put up 16 points per game and shot 40-percent from the field while coming down with five rebounds per game.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey, the Sixers were just one of 15 teams to meet with the young standout this week.
Based on most projections, McGowens could go beyond the lottery and become a late first-round pick. In the event the Sixers do get to hold onto the 23rd overall pick, the Nebraska product could be on the board and up for grabs.
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