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Hometown team gives Jordan Railey a long look

The Portland Trail Blazers have hosted Beaverton-native Jordan Railey for a pair of workouts in advance of Thursday's NBA draft, the second one coming on Monday at the team's practice facility in Tualatin. has video of Railey speaking with reporters after the workout.

The 7-foot center averaged 6.6 points and 3.2 rebounds as a senior at Washington State last season, his third year after transferring from Iowa State University.

While those numbers are pretty measly for a fifth-year senior, Railey also showed that he's still improving with some breakout performances, like when he scored 17 points in a close win at California or when he blocked five shots at Utah.

He also did this.

Ultimately, the Trail Blazers were likely throwing a bone to a local guy while bringing in a good workout partner for another 7-footer they're taking a look at. The team doesn't currently have any second-round picks, so they won't be taking any flyers on a project unless they're willing to do some draft day trading. Railey has told me in the past that he's excited about the prospect of playing in Europe and getting to see the world while getting paid to play.

Still, Portland has given him an opportunity to play with talented players in front of NBA scouts and workout with NBA coaches. That's only going to help him, and if it leads to something more down the road, such as a summer league invite, then all the better.



Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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