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Sunday / April 21.
  • Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Villanova players highlight NBA Draft Combine invites

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    A number of players from Duke (5), Kentucky (5), Kansas (4) and Villanova (4) highlight the invites to the NBA Draft Combine set for May 16-20 in Chicago.

    The list was obtained by Yahoo Sports.

    The five Duke players include Grayson Allen, Marvin Bagley III, Wendell Carter Jr., Trevon Duval and Gary Trent Jr.

    The five Kentucky players include Hamidou Diallo, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox, Jarred Vanderbilt and P.J. Washington. 

    The four Kansas players include Udoka Azubuike, Devonte Graham, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and Malik Newman.

    As first reported by ZAGSBLOG, Villanova’s four players include Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman. 

    Three Maryland players were also invited in Bruno Fernando, Kevin Huerter and Justin Jackson. 

    Arizona’s Deandre Ayton and Real Madrid Luka Doncic, the projected top two picks per ESPN.com, are not attending the draft, per Yahoo.

    The players projected 3-10 per ESPN.com are expected to attend, although some may opt to just do testing:  No. 3 Bagley III, No. 4 Jaren Jackson Jr., No. 5 Mohamed Bamba, No. 6 Trae Young, No. 7 Carter Jr., No. 8 Michael Porter Jr., No. 9 Collin Sexton and No. 10 Mikal Bridges.

    Here’s the list via Yahoo:

    Grayson Allen (Duke)

    Kostas Antetokounmpo (Dayton)

    Udoka Azubuike (Kansas)

    Marvin Bagley III (Duke)

    Mohamed Bamba (Texas)

    Jaylen Barford (Arkansas)

    Keita Bates-Diop (Ohio State)

    Tyus Battle (Syracuse)

    Brian Bowen II (South Carolina)

    Mikal Bridges (Villanova)

    Miles Bridges (Michigan State)

    Bruce Brown Jr. (Miami)

    Troy Brown Jr. (Oregon)

    Jalen Brunson (Villanova)

    Tony Carr (Penn State)

    Jevon Carter (West Virginia)

    Wendell Carter (Duke)

    Hamidou Diallo (Kentucky)

    Donte DiVincenzo (Villanova)

    Trevon Duval (Duke)

    Jacob Evans (Cincinnati)

    Bruno Fernando (Maryland)

    Melvin Frazier Jr. (Tulane)

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky)

    Devonte Graham (Kansas)

    Devon Hall (Virginia)

    Jaylen Hands (UCLA)

    Kevin Hervey (Texas Arlington)

    Aaron Holiday (UCLA)

    Kevin Huerter (Maryland)

    Chandler Hutchison (Boise State)

    Jaren Jackson Jr. (Michigan State)

    Justin Jackson (Maryland)

    Alize Johnson (Missouri State)

    George King (Colorado)

    Kevin Knox (Kentucky)

    Sagaba Konate (West Virginia)

    Caleb Martin (Nevada)

    Cody Martin (Nevada)

    Yante Maten (Georgia)

    Brandon McCoy (UNLV)

    De’Anthony Melton (USC)

    Chimezie Metu (USC)

    Shake Milton (SMU)

    Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Kansas)

    Malik Newman (Kansas)

    Josh Okogie (Georgia Tech)

    Jontay Porter (Missouri)

    Michael Porter Jr. (Missouri)

    Billy Preston (Igokea)

    Jerome Robinson (Boston College)

    Mitchell Robinson (Western Robinson)

    Collin Sexton (Alabama)

    Landry Shamet ( Wichita State)

    Anfernee Simons (IMG Academy)

    Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech)

    Omari Spellman (Villanova)

    Khyri Thomas (Creighton)

    Gary Trent Jr. (Duke)

    Allonzo Trier (Arizona)

    Jarred Vanderbilt (Kentucky)

    Moritz Wagner (Michigan)

    Lonnie Walker (Miami)

    PJ Washington (Kentucky)

    Austin Wiley (Auburn)

    Kris Wilkes (UCLA)

    Kenrich Williams (TCU)

    Trae Young (Oklahoma)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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