Grizzlies hold private workout with Wendell Carter

Ronald Tillery, The Commercial Appeal

Before entertaining a pre-draft workout focused on the 32nd pick, the Grizzlies auditioned a player they might take with the fourth overall selection in the June 21 NBA draft.

Wendell Carter Jr. worked out for the Grizzlies on Monday during a private session without media availability.

Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace sounded impressed as Carter is the first known top-10 prospect to visit Memphis.

“Wendell is a very impressive young man on and off the court,” Wallace said. “He’s very bright. He knows the game front and back. He can score around the basket with both hands. He’s a heck of a rebounder. He’s well-conditioned. He had a terrific freshman year for Duke. He’s going to have a long, successful career in the NBA.”