The train that is Nick Minnerath is picking up steam as the NBA draft gets closer.

Minnerath, a 6-foot-9 senior power forward from the University of Detroit Mercy, worked out for the Washington Wizards last week and is scheduled to work out for the Pistons on Wednesday.

Minnerath used a last-minute invitation to the Portsmouth predraft camp to impress some NBA scouts. He averaged 14 points per game at Portsmouth and was one of the standout players. Since then he has interviewed with the San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz.

“Portsmouth definitely got me a little more exposure at the right time after the season was over,” said Minnerath. “I think teams have seen things during the year and I’ve been able to bring those things to the workouts. Maybe they didn’t think I could shoot as well or maybe teams thought I couldn’t do some other things and I’m showing that I can.” As far as feedback, he said, “Everything so far has been positive what they’ve been saying to me afterward.”

After the Pistons, Minnerath has workouts scheduled with Boston, Golden State and Sacramento. He also has a workout the night before the draft with an NBA team he didn’t wish to name.