The Atlanta Hawks like most teams for the next month and a half will be working out potential draft picks starting this morning at their practice facility, the Emory Sports Medicine Comnplex, in Brookhaven.

Of the five players invited to the closed workout (media will be allowed to interview the players after their individual sessions are completed in total) three of them hail from Georgia.

Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie, Auburn guard Jared Harper and Florida Gulf Coast guard Brandon Goodwin all played their high school basketball in state.

Before heading to Georgia Tech Okogie was a standout at Shiloh High School where despite being under the radar whas turned out to be the first major recruit for Yellow Jacket head coach Josh Pastner. Okogie averaged 18.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Yellow Jackets this season as a sophomore. Okogie was a third team All-ACC selection despite missing the first few games of the season due to a suspension.

Harper played his high school hoops at Pebblebrook High School and as a sophomore at Auburn under Bruce Pearl avereaged 13.2 points and 5.4 assists per game. Harper was a second team All-SEC selection.

Goowin was the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year as a senior this season after averaging 18.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game at Florida Gulf Coast. The Georgia 6A Player of the Year in 2013 out of Norross High School, Goodwin began his career at the University of Central Florida where he played two seasons before transferring. He averaged over 10 points per game as a sophomore for the Knights.

The workouts for the three players and Terence Davis, a guard out of Ole Miss, and Texas A&M center Tyler Davis, both early entrants, are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

Okogie, a Shiloh High School alum, averaged 18 points and almost 6 rebounds per game for the Yellow Jackets this season. Photo credit:

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Donnell began his career covering sports and news in Atlanta nearly two decades ago. Since then he has written for Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Southern Cross...

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