Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, May 13, 2013

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The official list of invites for the 2013 NBA Draft Combine is out, and it includes seven Big Ten players. There's the obvious quintet – Trey Burke (Michigan), Tim Hardaway Jr. (Michigan), Victor Oladipo (Indiana), Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State) and Cody Zeller (Indiana) – and there's the league's two best senior pro prospects – Trevor Mbakwe (Minnesota) and Brandon Paul (Illinois).

[ View the entire list of players invited to the NBA Draft Combine ]

No real surprises here, from a Big Ten perspective. I guess one could make a case for Christian Watford (Indiana), Rodney Williams (Minnesota) or Jared Berggren (Wisconsin), but these seven are the most deserving of showing off their skills Wednesday-Sunday in Chicago.

The 2013 NBA Draft is Thursday, June 27.

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