What to Expect from the NBA Draft Combine

NBA Draft combine

The start of the NBA Draft Combine is less than 24 hours away and I’m here to report on everything going down in Chicago as I’ll be in attendance to take in the event and give BSO readers the scoop on who is performing well, who is struggling, and anything I hear regarding which players teams are most interested in.

Here’s the official list from the NBA on players participating in this year’s combine. Of course, you’ll notice some major names missing per usual.

Player                                        College/Club

Jordan Adams                            UCLA

Kyle Anderson                            UCLA

Thanasis Antetokounmpo        Delaware (D-League)

Isaiah Austin                               Baylor

Jordan Bachynski                      Arizona State

Cameron Bairstow                     New Mexico

Khem Birch                                 UNLV

Alec Brown                                  Wisconsin Green Bay

Jabari Brown                               Missouri

Markel Brown                             Oklahoma State

Deonte Burton                            Nevada

Jahii Carson                               Arizona State

Semaj Christon                          Xavier

Jordan Clarkson                        Missouri

Aaron Craft                                Ohio State

DeAndre Daniels                      Connecticut

Spencer Dinwiddie                  Colorado

Cleanthony Early                      Wichita State

Melvin Ejim                               Iowa State

Tyler Ennis                                 Syracuse

Danté Exum                               Australia

C.J. Fair                                      Syracuse

Aaron Gordon                            Arizona

Jerami Grant                              Syracuse

P.J. Hairston                              Texas (D-League)/UNC

Gary Harris                               Michigan State

Joe Harris                                  Virginia

Rodney Hood                             Duke

Cory Jefferson                           Baylor

Nick Johnson                             Arizona

DeAndre Kane                          Iowa State

Sean Kilpatrick                          Cincinnati

Alex Kirk                                    New Mexico

Zach LaVine                               UCLA

Devyn Marble                             Iowa

James Michael McAdoo          North Carolina

K.J. McDaniels                          Clemson

Doug McDermott                      Creighton

Mitch McGary                            Michigan

Jordan McRae                            Tennessee

Shabazz Napier                          Connecticut

Johnny O’Bryant III                  LSU

Lamar Patterson                        Pittsburgh

Adreian Payne                            Michigan State

Elfrid Payton                              Louisiana-Lafayette

Dwight Powell                            Stanford

Julius Randle                             Kentucky

Glenn Robinson III                   Michigan

LaQuinton Ross                         Ohio State

Marcus Smart                             Oklahoma State

Russ Smith                                  Louisville

Nik Stauskas                                Michigan

Jarnell Stokes                              Tennessee

Xavier Thames                            San Diego State

Noah Vonleh                                Indiana

T.J. Warren                                  North Carolina State

Kendall Williams                         New Mexico

C.J. Wilcox                                   Washington

James Young                               Kentucky

Patric Young                                Florida

A lot of notable names but certainly three very big names are missing.

The top 3 prospects in this year’s class (by most expert’s opinion), will not be in attendance for the combine. So no Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker. A little disappointing, I at the very least expected them to come to Chicago and interview with the teams.

Regardless, I’ll be front and center for the two day event so tweet me any questions you want the players asked or just to get my thoughts over @philWOTG, and I’ll get you guys answers.