HCA: Updating Brock Motum's NBA quest

William Mancebo

It's been a while since we've checked in on Brock Motum, so where does the big Aussie stand heading into the NBA Draft?

The NBA Draft is is just over two weeks away and while he's still a longshot to get drafted, Brock Motum continues to make the rounds with NBA teams.

According to this report from Howie Stalwick (subscription required) Motum has already worked out for four NBA teams with his fifth workout today with the Wizards. Motum will be one of six players working out for the Wizards and he will get a chance to prove himself against a projected first-round pick. Duke's Mason Plumlee will headline the workout on Wednesday and Motum will get an opportunity to go head-to-head with the highly-touted Plumlee. Performing well won't vault him into the first round, but if Motum shows well in the matchup with Plumlee, it could put him on the Wizards' radar in the second round.

Getting on the radar is apparently something Motum still needs to do. At least on the national media radar. Take this blurb from J. Michael of CSN Washington as an example.

Brock Motum (Washington State): A 6-8 forward, averaged 18.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and shot 45.6%. Not impressive with his physical skills but can score. The lefty was a role player for the Cougars, averaging less than 8 points, until this season.

Apparently Motum's junior season was all a dream. Hopefully NBA scouts have better research skills than Michael, but Motum is still far from a nationally recognized name.

Football:

APR, APR and more APR. Hey guys, did you know the APR data was released on Tuesday?

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WSU improves football APR - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - June 11, 2013
FROM PULLMAN — The NCAA released the most recent Academic Progress Rate numbers on Tuesday. Here's a story we put together on how area schools fared, including Washington State.

Washington State Cougars Official Athletic Site
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA released its 2011-12 Academic Progress Rate (APR) figures and all 17 of Washington State University's intercollegiate athletic programs are in compliance with the association's guidelines, it was announced Tuesday.

Pac-12 defenses set to rebound? - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Washington State is filling the biggest void -- Long was the Cougars' four-year sack leader -- but it has a better-than-you-think crew coming back next fall. But if you were betting on improvement, the Wildcats might be the best place to start. The grounds for that is pretty straight-forward: Everyone is back, so you'd expect most of those guys to be better this fall, with the added bonus of some youthful reinforcements. Further, coordinator Jeff Casteel knows what he's doing. Year 2 with his 3-3-5 scheme is almost certainly going to be better.

College football countdown | No. 93: Washington State

Washington State's current run of incompetence is reaching historic proportions. The Cougars have lost at least eight games in each of the past five seasons, a stretch spanning Paul Wulff's entire tenure with the program and former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach's debut, a 3-9 opening complete with a last-place finish in the Pac-12 North and, believe it or not, a loss to Colorado.

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