Maryland senior forward Landon Milbourne will work out for the Washington Wizards tomorrow in a pre-draft session with other hopefuls. The others include Rutgers center Hamady N'Diaye and George Washington forward Damian Hollis.
The Wizards have long been receptive to former Terps. Steve Blake and Juan Dixon played for the franchise. Greivis Vasquez did a pre-draft workout for the team last year when he was considering coming out of college early.
Some facts on Milbourne:
--He scored in double figures in nine straight games during one stretch last season. He seemed a model of consistency but struggled late in the regular season. Some fans blamed me for jinxing him by writing a Milbourne profile story at the end of January. I just don't think I have that much clout, cosmically speaking.
I remember how down Milbourne seemed after scoring in single digits in six straight games heading into the ACC tournament. He played better in Maryland's opening-round loss to Georgia Tech, scoring 15 points.
--Milbourne went from averaging one point a game as a freshman to 8.2 as a sophomore to 11.4 as a junior to 12.7 points last season . That is the sort of improvement scouts will notice. But is he a 6-foot-7 tweener stuck between a small forward's and a power forward's body? We'll see.
--Milbourne's father, Andre Foreman, physically resembles his son. He is the career scoring leader at Division III Salisbury University and starred overseas.
Foreman played in Finland and Australia, among other countries. He told me in January that he wants his son to have something he believes was not offered to him when he left Salisbury in 1992 -- a fair shot at the NBA. "I came from a small town, and I got involved with the wrong agent and he didn't have any connections or anything. I never got any tryouts," Foreman said.