The NBA combine is one of the last opportunities for prospects to make an impression. It's not as important for most underclassmen or first-round locks who are selling executives on long-term potential, which is nearly impossible to detect during drills.
But for mid-major prospects and upperclassmen, the combine is an event they must use to boost their recognition and awareness.
From here, scouts and executives seek out the prospects that appeal to them and send out invitations for individual team workouts. The following prospects will be fighting for guaranteed contracts and a place in the 2013 NBA draft, and a strong showing at the combine can improve their odds.
2013 NBA Combine TV Schedule
Thursday, May 16: 10 a.m. ET—2 p.m. ET on ESPNU and 2 p.m. ET—3 p.m. ET on ESPN2
Friday, May 17: 10 a.m. ET—2 p.m. ET on ESPNU and 2 p.m. ET—3 p.m. ET on ESPN2