Derrick Alston Jr. lands pre-draft workout with the Warriors

Published: Jun. 12, 2021 at 1:05 AM MDT|Updated: Jun. 12, 2021 at 1:06 AM MDT
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SAN FRANCISCO, California (KMVT/KSVT) — One of the best basketball players to ever don a Boise State uniform worked out with Golden State Warriors on Thursday.

Derrick Alston Jr. worked out with a handful or so other college standouts, including Jordan Schakel of San Diego State, providing him with a familiar face from the Mountain West Conference.

Alston actually interviewed with the Warriors last year, before deciding to return to BSU for another season.

During the process of turning pro, he has relied on his father’s guidance, as the elder Alston is currently the head coach of the NBA G League’s Westchester Knicks.

He says his strengths are his versatility, in being able to play different positions.

“It was kind of a dream come true for me to be able to come out here and show my stuff and just have this Warriors jersey on and come out and work out for the team with a lot of the front office and coaches here, so definitely a huge honor and a blessing to be able to be here and continue on with this journey,” Alston Jr. said.

Justinian Jessup went last year as the Warriors’ 51st overall pick. If Alston Jr. does get drafted, it would mark the first time in school history, the Broncos featured back to back years with draft picks.

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