NBA Draft Combine 2013: List of Participants, Schedule and Players to Watch

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NBA Draft Combine 2013: List of Participants, Schedule and Players to Watch
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The 2013 NBA scouting combine is coming up shortly, giving scouts, general managers and even fans a chance to evaluate a number of lesser-known prospects in the draft.

It’s not as well known or hyped as the NFL’s version of a pre-draft meat market, but the combine is an important event that will make or break a number of NBA hopefuls over two grueling days. 

You may not see the biggest names or the brightest stars competing in all the drills, but there will be plenty of talent on display and many will go on to have fruitful careers in the Association. 

Let’s take a look at where you can watch or live stream all the action, check the complete list of participants and highlight a handful of players to keep an eye on during the workouts.

 

Basic Combine Information

When: Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17

Where: Attack Athletics, Chicago, Ill.

 

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Complete Television Schedule

Thursday, May 16: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ET on ESPNU and 2-3 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Friday, May 17: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ET on ESPNU and 2-3 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Saturday, May 18: 12-3 p.m. ET on NBATV (Day 1 Re-air), 3-5 p.m. ET (One hour recaps for both days)

Sunday, May 19: 12-3 p.m. ET on NBATV (Day 2 Re-air), 3-5 p.m. ET (One hour recaps for both days)

 

Live Streaming Schedule

Thursday, May 16: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. ET on ESPN3

Friday, May 17: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. ET on ESPN3

 

Complete Invite List (via ESPN’s Chad Ford)

*Note: Not all invited players will appear at combine.

Player

College/Team

Steven Adams

Pittsburgh

Vander Blue

Marquette

Lorenzo Brown

North Carolina State

Reggie Bullock

North Carolina

Trey Burke

Michigan

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Georgia

Isaiah Canaan

Murray State

Jackie Carmichael

Illinois State

Michael Carter-Williams

Syracuse

Will Clyburn

Iowa State

Robert Covington

Tennessee State

Allen Crabbe

California

Seth Curry

Duke

Brandon Davies

BYU

Dewayne Dedmon

Southern California

Gorgui Dieng

Louisville

James Ennis

Long Beach State

Carrick Felix 

Arizona State

Jamaal Franklin

San Diego State

Rudy Gobert

Cholet (France)

Archie Goodwin

Kentucky

Erick Green

Virginia Tech

Tim Hardaway Jr. 

Michigan

Solomon Hill

Arizona

Richard Howell

North Carolina State

Colton Iverson

Colorado State

Pierre Jackson

Baylor

Grant Jerrett

Arizona

Myck Kabongo

Texas

Kenny Kadji

Miami (FL)

Ryan Kelly

Duke

Shane Larkin

Miami (FL)

Ricky Ledo

Providence

Alex Len

Maryland

C.J. Leslie

North Carolina State

Trevor Mbakwe

Minnesota

Ray McCallum

Detroit

C.J. McCollum

Lehigh

Ben McLemore

Kansas

Tony Mitchell

North Texas

Shabazz Muhammad

UCLA

Erik Murphy

Florida

Mike Muscala

Bucknell

Nerlens Noel

Kentucky

Victor Oladipo

Indiana

Kelly Olynyk

Gonzaga

Brandon Paul

Illinois

Norvel Pelle

Los Angeles College Prep Academy

Mason Plumlee

Duke

Otto Porter Jr.

Georgetown

Phil Pressey

Missouri

Glen Rice Jr.

Rio Grande Valley (D-League)

Andre Roberson

Colorado

Dennis Schroeder

New Yorker Phantoms (Germany)

Peyton Siva

Louisville

Tony Snell

New Mexico

James Southerland

Syracuse

Adonis Thomas

Memphis

Deshaun Thomas

Ohio State

Jeff Withey

Kansas

Nate Wolters

South Dakota State

BJ Young

Arkansas

Cody Zeller

Indiana

 

Players to Watch

Dennis Schroeder, PG, Germany

The German-born point guard has been generating a ton of buzz since showing up on American soil and dominating the competition at the Nike Hoops Summit in mid-April.

He led the international team to victory against the top prep stars in the nation, putting up 18 points, six assists and two rebounds in his 29 minutes of play. The young stud hit on five-of-10 field-goal attempts, seven-of-10 free-throw shots and went one-of-two from beyond the arc.

This 19-year-old is vying to become the first PG off the board after Trey Burke and Michael Carter-Williams in this draft, so his performance in this event will be crucial.

While many international stars shy away from the combine and some show up to only participate in few events, Schroeder could buck the trend and put on a show that will land him inside the top 20 come June.

 

Glen Rice Jr., SF, D-League

This young swingman has taken the D-League by storm and putting up huge numbers for the RioGrande Valley Vipers. During the postseason, he elevated his game even further—dropping 25 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 39.1 minutes per night across six contests.

He has an NBA pedigree as well, and a good one at that. His father—Glen Rice—put together a 15-year career in the Association, averaging 18.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists at the same position.

While those numbers and tremendous upside are the markings of a first-round pick, it’s the character issues that scouts and general managers will want to evaluate in Chicago.

Rice Jr. was removed from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets after numerous suspensions and a shooting incident outside an Atlanta nightclub.

If he can prove he has matured, Rice could easily come off the board at the end of the lottery into the mid-first round.

 

James Ennis, SF, Long Beach State

Ennis is an interesting prospect that will see his stock boom or bust at the conclusion of this combine.

As of now, he’s likely a borderline second-round pick, but could vault all the way up to a late first-rounder if he shows improvement in a few crucial areas.

The 49ers swingman is one of the better athletes and physical specimens in the class—standing at 6’6”, 206 pounds. He’s even developed a solid three-point shot and is capable of defending multiple positions well.

However, Ennis is prone to making some extremely questionable decisions and is prone to long stretches of poor shot selection.

Fortunately, the combine drills emphasize his positives and shouldn’t shine much light on his weak areas. If he’s able to knock down shots and dominate his workouts, there will be plenty of hype around this Long Beach State star.

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