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Report: The Spurs have conducted a pre-draft workout with Trey Murphy III

San Antonio eyes another sharpshooter ahead of the 2021 NBA Draft.

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University of Virginia forward Trey Murphy III had a workout with the San Antonio Spurs, per Lee Branscome of the Which Carolina Podcast.

Murphy also worked out for the Boston Celtics and interviewed with the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, and Sacramento Kings.

The six-nine wing is one of 353 early entrant candidates for the 2021 NBA Draft. He was also one of the 69 players invited to the 2021 NBA Draft Combine at Wintrust Arena and the Marriott Marquis in Chicago.

Trey averaged 11.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game during his junior season. He spent just one year playing for the Cavaliers before declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft on April 13.

The 21-year-old was among the most accurate long-range shooters in college basketball, knocking down a remarkable 43.3% of his 4.8 three-point attempts per game during the 2020-2021 season.

Despite facing stiffer competition in the ACC after transferring out of Rice University and leaving C-USA, the North Carolina native thrived as a full-time starter for a UVA team that finished 15th in the final AP Poll.

While college players have until July 7 to withdraw their name from the 2021 NBA Draft to retain NCAA eligibility, Murphy has already announced his intention to remain in the draft and could see his name called as early as the first round.

The 2021 NBA Draft will take place on July 29 at 7 PM CST at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. ESPN and ABC will televise the first round, and the second round will air exclusively on ESPN.