Nets Play Waiting Game
Host pre-draft combine as coaching search continues
Brooklyn native A.J. Matthews’ sister works at one of the concession stands at the Barclays Center.
He’d admittedly love to join her as a Nets employee — on the hardwood, not behind a service counter.
“I just wanted to show everyone I could really play with these guys from Division I championship teams,” Matthews noted during the Nets’ pre-draft combine in East Rutherford, N.J. last week. “A lot of people know I can dunk and grab rebounds. I want them to know I can score.”
While it’s highly unlikely the 7-foot, 215-pound Farmingdale State alum can earn a spot on the Nets’ roster for the 2013-14 campaign, that didn’t stop Matthews or fellow Brooklynite Demetrius Conger from putting forth their best foot during the team’s collegiate talent search in advance of the June 27 NBA Draft, which will be held on the corners of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues.