2013 NBA Draft Combine Participant List Officially Released
The NBA has released its participants for the draft combine, and the list features some of the best college and international prospects in the game.
Chad Ford of ESPN posted the full list on Twitter, which you can see here:
|Lorenzo Brown||North Carolina State|
|Reggie Bullock||North Carolina|
|Isaiah Canaan||Murray State|
|Jackie Carmichael||Illinois State|
|Dewayne Dedmon||Southern California|
|James Ennis||Long Beach State|
|Carrick Felix||Arizona State|
|Jamaal Franklin||San Diego State|
|Rudy Gobert||Cholet (France)|
|Erick Green||Virginia Tech|
|Tim Hardaway Jr.||Michigan|
|Richard Howell||North Carolina State|
|Colton Iverson||Colorado State|
|Kenny Kadji||Miami (FL)|
|Shane Larkin||Miami (FL)|
|C.J. Leslie||North Carolina State|
|Tony Mitchell||North Texas|
|Norvel Pelle||Los Angeles College Prep Academy|
|Otto Porter Jr.||Georgetown|
|Glen Rice Jr.||Rio Grande Valley (D-League)|
|Dennis Schroeder||New Yorker Phantoms (Germany)|
|Tony Snell||New Mexico|
|Deshaun Thomas||Ohio State|
|Nate Wolters||South Dakota State|
The actual event takes place on May 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET and can be seen on ESPNU. Scouts and front-office personnel use this opportunity to get an up-close look at these prospects in order to decide who is worth drafting on June 27.
Who will be the first pick in the NBA draft?
Among the names listed is virtually anyone that can be expected to be drafted in the first round, including all of the top players in the class.
Kentucky's Nerlens Noel is arguably the best available and will be in attendance at the scouting event, although he is still recovering from a torn ACL. Ben McLemore of Kansas, Otto Porter of Georgetown and Indiana's Victor Oladipo are other big names to keep an eye on.
Of course, there are always people left off of the list, and Ford takes a look at some notable snubs:
List conforms almost exactly to our Top 100.Biggest snubs were Vander Blue (69), DJ Stephens (70), Elias Harris (73), Michael Snaer (74)— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) May 9, 2013
D.J. Stephens is one player that should be extremely disappointed, because his athleticism is something that could help him move up draft boards over the next few weeks. His exclusion will certainly hurt his ability to turn heads.
Still, there are plenty of other elite prospects available for teams to get a look at in Chicago. All of these players are looking to show the squads one thing: that they have what it takes to make it in the NBA.
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