Duke basketball: Javin DeLaurier preparing for second NBA Draft audition

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Javin DeLaurier is preparing himself for another set of NBA workouts as the former Duke basketball senior captain will try and carve out a professional career for himself.

As Javin DeLaurier‘s time at Duke has officially come to an end, the former senior captain will now focus on the next chapter of his basketball career, trying to make an NBA roster.

Since the premature end of the college basketball season, DeLaurier has been preparing himself for NBA workouts, which may or may not be taking place due to COVID-19.

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DeLaurier declared for the 2019 NBA Draft after his junior season at Duke, but he eventually returned after several workouts with teams, which included the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks, as well as an invite to the NBA G-League Combine.

The 6-foot-10 forward played in all 31 games for the Blue Devils this season and averaged 3.5 points and rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game in his senior year.

For his Duke career, DeLaurier averaged 3.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest, shooting 65.8 percent from the field.

Statistically speaking, DeLaurier’s best season came a year ago in his junior season, in which he played 38 games, starting 16, and averaged 3.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game.

Rodger Bohn of SLAM reported that DeLaurier has signed with Gary Durrant of DSM Sports and will show teams more of his skill set that was not on display in his four years in Durham.

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Entering his senior season, DeLaurier tried to work on his 3-point game, but he took only a total of six 3-point shots this season, making just one, and in his college career, he was just 2-of-16 from deep.

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Javin DeLaurier is not listed in any two-round mock drafts that NBA analysts and experts have recently released, and the former Blue Devil could try and improve his stock if there is an NBA Draft Combine or individual team workouts, but that does not look likely at the present time.