Digest: Delaware's Hagins among six to work out for Wizards

Nationals call up top prospect Rendon, designate two relievers

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Delaware's Hagins among six to work out for Wizards

Former Delaware power forward Jamelle Hagins was one of six prospects to work out for the Washington Wizards on Tuesday morning at Verizon Center as the team moved into the second day of pre-draft evaluations. The others were guards Ramon Galloway (La Salle), Tray Woodall (Pittsburgh) and Malcolm Armstead (Wichita State), forward Romero Osby (Oklahoma) and guard-forward Demitrius Conger (St.Bonaventure). Washington owns the No. 3 overall pick and two additional selections in the second round of the June 27 NBA draft. This week, the Wizards' front office and coaching staff are auditioning players who by all accounts will be available in the second round or who may try to catch on in the NBA as undrafted free agents. Hagins, according to multiple mock draft websites, falls into the latter category, but he's trying to sway general managers following a senior season in which he became the first in Delaware history to be named Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year. Hagins led the conference and ranked 33rd in the country in blocks per game (2.4) and was eighth nationally in rebounding (10.5). "I know a lot about the D.C. area," Hagins said. "I know a little bit about the team. I know they have John Wall, of course. I think I can help the team by just bringing my energy, rebounding the ball, playing defense, things like that." Osby also was a determined rebounder in college, averaging seven per game as a senior and 7.3 during his junior year. The 6-foot-8 power forward transferred to Oklahoma after two seasons at Mississippi State, where he started three times in 71 games. In two seasons with the Sooners, Osby started 62 of 63 games. He averaged 16 points per game this season and became the first Oklahoma player in four years to be named first-team all-Big 12. "They want guys that can run with John and can run with Bradley [Beal] because they're really trying to get up and down the floor and implement that type of system," Osby said. "They just told me to make sure I'm in great shape and run the floor. They like that I can do some inside and outside things. No promises, but definitely some interest."

Gene Wang, The Washington Post

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Nationals call up Rendon, designate two relievers

The Washington Nationals made sweeping changes to their roster and overhauled their bullpen, adding top infield prospect Anthony Rendon, welcoming right fielder Jayson Werth back from the disabled list, shipping out two relievers and placing scuffling second baseman Danny Espinosa on the disabled list. The Nationals designated both Zach Duke and Henry Rodriguez for assignment. They called up Ian Krol, a 22-year-old left-hander acquired from the Oakland Athletics in a three-team trade involving Michael Morse, from Double-A Harrisburg. Rendon didn't play in Tuesday night's 3-2 win over the New York Mets; Werth was 1-for-4 with a single.

Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post

Academics: Thirteen athletes have been chosen for Minds In Motion scholarships provided by the Allstate Foundation. They received their $1,000 scholarships at a luncheon held in their honor Tuesday in the Ravens locker room at M&T Bank Stadium. The winners are: Natalie Alper (Atholton), Emily Hardgrove (Bethesda-Chevy Chase High), Vince Ciattei (Perry Hall), Sih Oka-Zeh (Poly), Chad Cowden (Boonsboro High), Abby Smucker (C. Milton Wright), Kyle Dean (Queen Anne's High), Cecilia Lapp Stoltzfus (Eleanor Roosevelt High), Brandon Dixon (Catonsville), Timothy Virostek (Wilde Lake), Lavinia Doan (Northern), Rachel Yep (Mount Hebron) and Joseph Fawley (Brunswick High).

Men's college basketball: Mount St.Mary's announced the hiring of Donny Lind (Loyola University) as an assistant coach. Lind spent the past two seasons as the video coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth.

College football: Western Kentucky announced that its home games next season against Morgan State (Sept. 21) and Navy (Sept. 28) will begin at 7p.m.

Towson University: The school announced that it has assembled a search committee for a new athletic director, which will begin its task this week. Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry will lead the search. Tricia Brandenburg, deputy athletic director for internal operations, has assumed the duties of interim AD. The school expects a permanent AD to be appointed by the start of the fall semester.

College baseball: Towson senior right-hander Mike Volpe was named to the Chapel Hill Regional All-Tournament team, announced at the end of the regional tournament on Monday night. No. 1 North Carolina (54-9) won regional title by edging Florida Atlantic (42-22) in the championship game, 12-11 in 11 innings. ... Salisbury (33-9) finished the season ranked No. 11 in both the American Baseball Coaches Association Top30 poll and the D3baseball.com Top 25 poll.

Men's college track and field/cross country: Navy junior Zack Duncavage will compete in the discus at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships at Oregon on Friday at 7p.m. Friday's events, which include a number of running finals, will be televised on ESPNU beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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