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By BRENDAN McGAIR
PAWTUCKET â€“ After spending the past two months crisscrossing across the country, Rakim Sanders is about find out if hard work does pay off.
Sanders will watch Thursday nightâ€™s NBA Draft in his native Pawtucket, surrounded by family friends. The Fairfield University product wound up performing in individual workouts before the following pro franchises: Brooklyn, Sacramento, Golden State, Dallas, Phoenix, Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers.
A 6-foot-5 swingman, Sanders is considered a fringe prospect at best. He was not invited to the NBA's sanctioned Chicago pre-draft camp, but that doesnâ€™t automatically rule him out of draft consideration.
â€śHe remains very excited to see what lies ahead (Thursday night) and beyond,â€ť said Brian Samuels, Sandersâ€™ agent.
Stay tuned â€¦