Former Michigan State guard Travis Trice keeping busy with team workouts leading up to NBA draft

2015 NCAA tournament: Elite Eight - Michigan State vs. Louisville

Michigan State guard Travis Trice (20) tries to get open who ebbing defended by Louisville guard Anton Gill (1) in the second half of their NCAA tournament Elite Eight game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., Sunday, March 29, 2015.

(Mike Mulholland |

EAST LANSING -- Travis Trice may not have had the chance to showcase himself at last week's NBA draft combine. But he will still be spending plenty of time in front of NBA scouts in the next few weeks.

Trice held his first team workout last Monday with the Chicago Bulls and has approximately 18 more scheduled in the coming weeks, his agent Ara Vartanian said on Friday.

The former Michigan State guard will hope to impress a team enough to hear his name called at the June 25 NBA draft.

Trice generated NBA interest during a breakout senior season, when he averaged a team-high 15.3 points per game, along with a team-high 197 assists. Spartans coach Tom Izzo has said professional interest in Trice picked up near the end of the season, when he averaged 19 points in five games en route to the Final Four.

That finish to the season didn't earn Trice an invite to the combine, which included 60 of the top draft prospects, including former Spartan Branden Dawson.

But Vartanian said team workouts, which generally have six players, provide a better opportunity for a player like Trice to showcase himself in a smaller group setting.

"It's actually more of a positive because they'll get to see him more firsthand," Vartanian said.

Between trips around the country, Trice will also be back in Michigan for a pair of autograph signings along with Dawson on June 6. The two will sign at noon at The Ticket Machine in Okemos and also at Legends Sports and Games in Grand Rapids.

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