June 3, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- Former East Carolina all-conference guard Miguel Paul took part in a pre-draft workout for the Washington Wizards on Monday as he pursues his dream of playing in the NBA.
Paul participated in various individual drills in addition to three-on-three full court action during Monday's workout, which was the first that the Wizards have hosted as they prepare for June 27th's NBA Draft. Paul workout alongside Illinois State guard Tyler Brown, Butler guard Rontei Clarke, Creighton forward Gregory Echenique, Wichita State forward Ehimen Orukpe and Elizabeth City State guard Angelo Sharpless.
"My workout was a success," Paul stated. "I felt like I played really well and shot the ball extremely well. Everything we did Coach Lebo had me prepared for."
The Winter Haven, Fla., native was a two-time All-Conference USA guard during his two seasons with the Pirates, leading the league in assists each season. He finished his career ranked second all-time at ECU in assists (419), third in free throw percentage (.817) and eighth in free throws made (281). He helped the Pirates to a record-setting year this past season, leading them to 23 wins and a CollegeInsiders.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) championship.
"This is a great and well-deserved opportunity for Miguel," ECU Head Coach Jeff Lebo stated. "It's every players' dream to play professionally. He has worked very hard to earn the chance to pursue his dream of putting on an NBA uniform."
Paul has received additional interest from other teams in the NBA and has another workout scheduled with the Orlando Magic later this month.