On his ability to shoot from NBA range:
"It's really good, I've been shooting the ball really, really well. But it's something that needs to improve like everything else...strengths need to improve, weaknesses need to improve. But it's something I'm doing daily so I know it's going to happen."
On optimism of playing in the NBA
"I know I belong here. I'm a good basketball player and I'm working hard to get even better. I have big goals and that doesn't end draft night. I'm not satisfied just being drafted. I'm not hanging my head if I don't get drafted at a certain number. I understand the things I can control and the things I can't control, so I'm manifesting my own destiny."
On fit with Suns
"I love the run and gun style. I'm a fast athlete. We just did the vertical test and I cleared over 12 feet. I can run, I can jump, I can shoot the ball."
On Suns workout
"It was a good workout. Through the grapevines you hear that it's a tough workout, you get up and down a lot. You figure with the way Phoenix plays you'll be running a lot. I just try to get up and down as fast as possible and stick to my game."
On what he's trying to show teams in the workout
"Everyone sees me as a pass-first point guard. What I want to show is that I can defend the point guard position. Coming from Syracuse, a lot of people questions that. And, I want to show that I can shoot the NBA three. College wise they know I can knock it down, but the NBA line is a little further. So I want to show them I can knock it down off the dribble, catch-and-shoot, and show them that I can also lead guys that are older than me."
On what he brings to a team
"I think my facilitating ability, making guys better, and finding guys. Just being able to control the tempo of the game. I can play in the half-court set, and I can get up-and-down as well."
On familiarity with Suns' system
"I think everyone knows the run-and-gun Phoenix Suns. They have a lot of young guys and a lot of young players. They had a really good season last year. I think anyone that has a chance to come here and be a part of this organization is lucky. They have a great staff and a great set of players. If I end up here I'd be more than happy."
On second workout with the Suns
"I tried to do my best. This is the first (second visit), then I go back to L.A. (Clippers) on Monday."
On workouts/interviews and impressions with Suns
"I feel like I did what they asked, I did good. In the three-on-three settings, two-on-two, one-on-ones. Definitely if I get into a five-on-five setting it will be a lot better. This is great, I like the pace, the style, the staff, and what they (Suns) are about. So I feel really good leaving today."
On Cleanthony Early
"I think he'll be able to play some small forward. He shoots the ball well enough. He's long, he's athletic enough. I think that will be a fairly easy transition for him. I don't think it will be that big of an adjustment for him.
On Russ Smith's second workout
"Russ has great energy. Some of these guys if you ask them to come back they kind of complain and say how tired they are. Russ I feel like could play two games and three more workouts tonight and be fine, he's just that kind of well-conditioned athlete. We like how he pushes the ball, his energy, and his defensive ability. And, he has some pretty unique stuff off the dribble...and he's able to create his own shot and create shots for others. He's a guy we're interested in, and we give him credit for coming back."
On Tyler Ennis
"I think the thing that stands out most about Tyler Ennis is his composure. He was unbelievable in late game situations this year. If you look at his possessions in close and late games he was off the charts in how many game winners he hit, and how many big plays he made down the stretch. He's also got a really good feel. He just catches (the ball) and makes a simple play. He doesn't over complicate it. He had a great year as a freshman and he's a guy we're certainly interested in."
On Tyler Ennis
"He's got a good feel for the game. He doesn't try to force things. He just takes what's given, he makes great reads. He pulls guys toward him and makes a pass. In the point guard position that's what you're looking for."
On competition between Ennis and Smith today
"They're different. Russ is very active. He plays like a playground game going between the legs, whereas Tyler plays more fundamentally and plays it straight. So there was a contrast there and they both did a nice job."
On Cleanthony Early
"He can shoot the ball. He's in great shape conditioning wise. He filled the lane, he shot it, he was active. He was physical with guys, and he played the four in college but obviously has to play the three in most of the league, and he's got the good quick feet to make that move."
This will be the last public workout with media availability, though the Suns may be holding a few more private workouts before the draft next Thursday. Stay tuned for more draft coverage as we approach the big day!