There’s no better place for an NBA draft hopeful to showcase his skills than at the league’s annual combine, and several Big Ten players will get that chance next week in Chicago.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman tweeted out a list Friday of all 67 players invited to the combine. It included the following Big Ten players:
- Thomas Bryant, Indiana
- Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin
- Justin Jackson, Maryland
- Peter Jok, Iowa
- Caleb Swanigan, Purdue
- Melo Trimble, Maryland
- Moritz Wagner, Michigan
- Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan
- D.J. Wilson, Michigan
NBA will have 67 players at next week's draft combine in Chicago. Thursday and Friday — 2-6 PM CT on ESPN2. Here's the list: pic.twitter.com/UXqh3JbSL6
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 5, 2017
All of the Big Ten players attending the combine played at least two seasons in college, with some of them — such as Hayes, Jok and Walton — lasting a full four seasons.
Some top prospects, including Lonzo Ball, Malik Monk, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson and other one-and-done prospects, will reportedly skip the combine, though it doesn’t appear any Big Ten players will do the same.
Sources: Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, Lauri Markkanen, Jonathan Isaac, Dennis Smith, Malik Monk, along with Ball, skipping NBA Draft Combine.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 3, 2017