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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Philadelphia 76ers Work Out Rodney Carney

Sixers to work out Memphis star Carney

By PHIL JASNER, Philadelphia Daily news
jasnerp@phillynews.com

Rodney Carney has credentials: He's No. 3 all-time in scoring at the University of Memphis, he holds the Tigers' career record for three-point field goals made, he was the Conference USA player of the year as a senior. He even holds the Indiana high school state high jump record.

The 76ers will examine the 6-7 forward's skills this afternoon at a predraft workout that also will include 6-8 Temple forward Antywane Robinson and 6-9 George Washington forward Omar Williams.

Carney averaged 17.2 points as a senior, completing his career with 1,901 points and 287 treys. Robinson averaged 12.7 points and 5.0 rebounds last season, but shot just 39.9 percent from the floor.

Neither Robinson nor Williams is a likely first-round pick in Wednesday night's draft. The Sixers hold the No. 13 overall pick in the first round, and do not own a second-round pick.

Williams is intriguing, because he played at Celestial Prep and Philadelphia Christian Academy, two local high school schools from which the NCAA will no longer accept transcripts because of questionable curriculums. Williams also locally attended Lutheran Christian Academy, another school whose credentials have been under review by the NCAA.

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