Yahoo! Sports released a full list of this year’s NBA Draft combine attendees and, as always, there’s plenty to discuss. The combine is a multi-day event featuring various drills, anthropometric and athletic tests, and 5-on-5 games. It will take place in Chicago from May 16 to May 20.
This year’s combine is headlined by the likes of Trae Young (Oklahoma), Marvin Bagley III (Duke), Jaren Jackson Jr. (Michigan State), and Michael Porter Jr. (Mizzou) who are likely to be top 10 selections. Luka Doncic (Real Madrid) and Deandre Ayton (Arizona), the two best prospects in this year’s Draft, will not attend the combine. Other players can choose to join Doncic and Ayton prior to May 16.
The combine is a great chance for players to boost their draft stock, be that through showing their athleticism or impressing scouts in drills or the 5-on-5 games. This year’s combine is particularly interesting, as it features many players who basically sat out the entire season due to several extenuating circumstances.
With that being said, here is a tentative list of seven players to watch in this year’s combine.