MEMPHIS (WATE) - Cameron Tatum won't be a headline making player at the NBA draft on Thursday, but the former Tennessee guard is laying the groundwork for a career in professional basketball.
Tatum was invited to participate in a workout with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.
"Anytime I get to put on a NBA uniform, whether is a practice uniform or not and come out here to work in from of coaches, it's a dream come true for me," Tatum said after the workout.
"If I don't get drafted or become a free agent, as long as I have the game of basketball I'm fine."
Tatum averaged 8.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game during his senior season. He was third on the team in steals with 26.
He showed an ability to hit jump shots during his workout.
"I don't know if I shot lights out, but I shot the ball pretty decent. I had a great group of guys that was pushing me, telling me to keep going and keep shooting the ball. These guys have been through plenty of workouts. They knew what to expect and like I said, they kept pushing me and helping me."
Tatum said the Memphis workout as his first with an NBA team.
"This is my very first one so I took it for all it was worth. I was real excited to be out here and we will see where we go from here. I just go out here and play hard every possession play defense do whatever the coaches as me to do."