Hornets work out players with Louisiana ties

New Orleans, La. - In their last pre-draft workout, the Hornets brought in ten players, all of whom are up for consideration with the 46th overall draft pick they acquired last Wednesday.

Two of those potential draftees were a little more familiar with their surroundings: LSU's Justin Hamilton and Gonzaga's Robert Sacre.  Sacre's father is former LSU Tight End Greg LeFleur and Robert was raised in Baton Rouge.  Hamilton was the Tigers' leading scorer last year and was second team All-SEC behind Anthony Davis.

Hamilton said the opportunity to stay in Louisiana would be "awesome... The fans and everything are great down here and it'd be a lot of fun.  [The Hornets] have a great group coming and with all the excitement of a new owner, it's going to be a great time to be a Hornet."

Sacre, another seven-footer, was also excited about the prospect of playing in Louisiana: "I think there's a new vibe throughout this city and throughout this city.  I'm excited and I want to be a part of it."

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