Will Cherry grew up close to the Warriors' practice facility, attended camps there as a youngster and served as a camp instructor in the summer the past four years.

On Monday, the former Montana star guard was again at the Warriors' practice facility, this time for an NBA predraft workout with five other players.

"I have been coming here since I was younger, doing the Warriors camps. ... Every time a Warrior person would come and talk to us, I always dreamt of being one of those persons," Cherry, a 2009 McClymonds High graduate, said. "I can remember always going through these drills and ... winning a lot of awards, going home with bags and bags of stuff, Warrior stuff, Warriors ball, Warriors shirts, autographed hats, you name it, I had it in my closet."

Cherry worked out for the Warriors along with guards Keion Bell of Missouri and D.J. Cooper of Ohio, guard/forward Dwayne Davis of Southern Mississippi, forward Keith Clanton of Central Florida and center Ehimen Orukpe of Wichita State.

"It's definitely an amazing day for me," Cherry said.

Cherry starred for the undefeated McClymonds team that won the 2008 California Interscholastic Federation Division I state title.

He was named first-team All-Big Sky for the past three seasons and the defensive player of the year for the conference as a senior.

The Warriors do not have a selection in the NBA draft, which will be held June 27.


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  • Aaron Gordon, a recent graduate of Archbishop Mitty-San Jose, was named to the 12-man USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team roster. The team will compete in the FIBA U19 World Championship from June 24-July 6 in Prague, Czech Republic. Gordon, a 6-foot-8 forward, has committed to the University of Arizona.

    Baseball

    Former Saint Mary's College left-hander Jordan Mills signed with the Houston Astros.

    The Astros selected Mills in the 28th round in the recent first-year player draft. According to the Astros website, Mills will report to Rookie level club Greeneville (Tenn.).

  • Former Menlo College left-hander Joey Webb, a 28th-round selection, signed with the Washington Nationals.

    Golf

    Alameda's Grace Na shot a first-round 70 and trails by two strokes at the USGA Women's Amateur Public Links in Norman, Okla. Grace Park of San Jose shot a 73, Lucy Li of Redwood City a 77 and Jessica Luo of San Jose a 78.

    Wire services contributed to this report.