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Video of John Dickson's post workout interview

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Former Sacramento State forward John Dickson was invited to his second pre-draft workout with the Sacramento Kings this past Saturday at the team's practice facility.

The San Francisco native auditioned with five other players at Saturday's workout, which lasted approximately an hour and 15 minutes. Dickson was also invited to work out for the Kings a few weeks ago on Capital Christian's campus.

"I've really learned a lot over the past month, and its been an exciting experience so far," Dickson said. "Its very humbling to have an NBA team show interest, and I'm blessed to have this opportunity. You don't have to come from a high profile school to get noticed, you just have to work hard."

Besides his playing days with the Hornets, the Kings also took notice of Dickson recently in the Sacramento Professional Developmental League, where he has been one of the league's top players thus far.

Dickson, who works out five hours a day Monday through Friday, still manages time for school, where he is currently taking a summer school course and is on pace to graduate later this summer.

Dickson led the Hornets with an average of 12.8 points per game this past season, and finished his four-year career at Sacramento State with 1,313 points, the fifth most in school history. In fact, Dickson ranks among the top seven players in program history in nine different categories, including tied for first in games played (115). He received all-Big Sky Conference recognition twice, and improved his scoring average every year of his career.

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