D.J. Wilson has a big decision ahead of him about his basketball future. But he won’t get to see how he measures up to other NBA draft hopefuls on the court this week in Chicago.
Wilson is being held out of on-court activities during the NBA draft combine because of a quad injury, Michigan coach John Beilein told Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press.
“He pulled a quad in an earlier workout,” Beilein told the Free Press. “He’s been nursing it here for about four or five days and it’s still not where he wants it to be.”
Wilson was one of 67 players expected to attend the combine, which comes six weeks before the draft. The 6-foot-10 forward decided to test the NBA draft waters after a breakout season as a redshirt sophomore.
Wilson averaged 11.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Wolverines and was a catalyst during the team’s run to a Big Ten Tournament title and to the Sweet 16. Wilson and fellow Michigan forward Moritz Wagner both declared early for the draft. They’ll have until May 24 to decide if they want to return to school or remain in the draft.