CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Markieff Morris of Kansas insists he knew Michael Jordan was there because he “felt his greatness.”

The presence of the Charlotte Bobcats owner at Tuesday’s pre-draft workout made Kenneth Faried of Morehead State jittery because, after all, “I have his sneakers on.”

The person in the gym feeling the most pressure, however, may have been Jordan himself.

After the bold trade that sent former All-Star Gerald Wallace to Portland, the Bobcats hold the ninth and 19th picks in the draft. What they do with those selections will help determine if Jordan can finally turn his club into a winner.

Southern California’s Alex Stepheson, Southern Mississippi’s Gary Flowers, LaMarshall Corbett of Angelo State and Clemson’s Demontez Stitt also worked out.

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