Twelve Big Ten players invited to NBA Draft Combine

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Twelve Big Ten players invited to NBA Draft Combine

The list of players invited to the 2016 NBA Draft Combine has officially been released, and a total of 12 former Big Ten standouts appear on the 63-man list. Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell is also listed as an alternate.

The combine is set to take place on May 11-15 in Chicago.

Here is the list of the 12 Big Ten players invited to participate in the event, along with a look at their projected draft stock and a current NBA comparison.

The 2016 NBA Draft rules allow underclassmen players to go through the pre-draft process all the way through the combine. Those who haven’t signed with agents have 10 days (May 25) after the combine to withdraw their name from the draft.

* Denotes non-seniors who are participating in this year’s combine, but have not hired an agent.

 

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PF Robert Carter Jr., Maryland

Draft Projection: Mid-to-late second round

NBA Comparison: Jordan Hill

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PF Deyonta Davis, Michigan State

Draft Projection: Lottery-to-mid first round

NBA Comparison: Hassan Whiteside

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C A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Draft Projection: Late first-to-mid second round

NBA Comparison: Al Horford

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* PF Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin

Draft Projection: Early-to-mid second round

NBA Comparison: David West

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SF Jake Layman, Maryland

Draft Projection: Early-to-mid second round

NBA Comparison: Chandler Parsons

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SG Caris LeVert, Michigan

Draft Projection: Mid first round-to-early second round

NBA Comparison: Jeremy Lamb

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C Diamond Stone, Maryland

Draft Projection: Mid-to-late first round

NBA Comparison: Zach Randolph

 

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* PF Caleb Swanigan, Purdue

Draft Projection: Late first round-to-mid second round

NBA Comparison: Tristan Thompson

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* PG Melo Trimble, Maryland

Draft Projection: Late first round-to-mid second round

NBA Comparison: George Hill

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PF Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa

Draft Projection: Late second round

NBA Comparison: Tayshaun Prince

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SF Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

Draft Projection: Lottery-to-mid first round

NBA Comparison: Draymond Green

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* SF Troy Williams, Indiana

Draft Projection: Early second round

NBA Comparison: Gerald Green

 

 

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