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Long shows Sixers his range

Shawn Long proved Monday that he has an NBA skill set.

The Louisiana-Lafayette post player kept making buckets during his 76ers' pre-draft workout at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

"I call him a stretch five, stretch four," Sixers vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley said of the 6-foot-9, 245-pounder. "He has the ability to go out make a shot.

"The other thing that he does well is that he can take you off the dribble. He utilizes a pump fake well."

But his size and ability to step out and make shots from the perimeter is why  several NBA teams are bringing him for workouts.

He has a workout set up with Milwaukee on Wednesday, followed by one with Denver (Saturday), Houston (Monday), Dallas (May 24), Los Angeles Lakers (May 31), Utah (June 1), Washington (June 6) and Boston (June 9).

Long shot 34.1 percent on three-pointers his four-year career with the Ragin' Cajuns.  He averaged 18.9 points, 12.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks this past season.
"I aspire to be a player like LeMarcus Aldridge and if you want to take it back, Rasheed Wallace," Long said. "Those are the kind of guys I like to play like."

That was obvious on Monday, as he put his shooting touch on display.

"I think that will separate me from most bigs," Long said. "my ability to shoot the ball and rebound and mix it up down low."

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