NBA Combine 2018 Day 2: Donte DiVincenzo, Gary Trent Jr. Shine in Scrimmage

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMay 18, 2018

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 17:  Donte DiVincenzo #23 speaks with reporters during Day One of the NBA Draft Combine at Quest MultiSport Complex on May 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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The final session of on-court combine activity unfolded Friday as 2018 NBA draft hopefuls hit the floor looking to impress executives and head coaches at Quest Multisport in Chicago. 

And with anthrometric testing complete, all eyes were on a pair of scrimmages, another round of meetings with the media and the last bit of strength and agility testing. As a reminder, most of the top prospects departed Chicago following Thursday's action. 

Below, we'll break down the day's most notable moments and performers as stocks continue to fluctuate with just over a month remaining until the NBA draft gets underway June 21 at Barclays Center. 

Complete combine results available through NBA.com


Testing Numbers of Note

PlayerKostas Antetokounmpo, F, Greece

Lane Agility: 12.40 seconds

Shuttle Run: 3.47 seconds

Three-Quarter Sprint: 3.21 seconds

Standing Vertical: 29.5 inches

Max Vertical: 35 inches


Player: Jevon Carter, G/F, West Virginia

Lane Agility: 11.04 seconds

Shuttle Run: 3.04 seconds

Three-Quarter Sprint: 3.18 seconds

Standing Vertical: 29 inches

Max Vertical: 36.5 inches


Player: Lonnie Walker IV, G, Miami

Lane Agility: 10.87 seconds

Three-Quarter Sprint: 3.06 seconds

Standing Vertical: 31.5 inches

Max Vertical: 40 inches


Player: Moritz Wagner, F/C, Michigan

Lane Agility: 11.48 seconds

Three-Quarter Sprint: 3.18 seconds

Standing Vertical: 27 inches

Max Vertical: 34 inches


Scrimmage Standouts

If you're looking for a first-round sleeper, look no further than Kevin Hervey. 

The former Texas-Arlington forward was the standout performer of the day's first scrimmage, in which he dropped a team-high 21 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including 4-of-5 from three. Hervey also got to the free-throw line nine times and made seven of his attempts. 

Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman, Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo and ESPN.com's Mike Schmitz all came away impressed by the 2016-17 Sun Belt Player of the Year: 

Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass

Kevin Hervey another sleeper having a nice few days. 6'8" with 7'3.5" length, effortlessly stroking threes. Athleticism a ? but NBA tools, convincing shot-making skills.

Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo

Really good combine overall for UT-Arlington’s Kevin Hervey — no question he’s got the talent. Has size, skill and can shoot. Big question is his long history of knee injuries, but he’s set himself apart somewhat. Has been very consistent here.

Mike Schmitz @Mike_Schmitz

Strong showing from UT Arlington's Kevin Hervey - 21 PTS on only 7 shots. Still needs to get tougher but 7-4 wingspan with a versatile shooting stroke and positional size as a stretch 4.

Gary Trent Jr., another fringe first-round pick, also boosted his profile in a big way. 

Although he didn't generate much buzz on the first day of the combine, the former Duke guard broke out for a game-high 22 points (7-of-11 FG, 3-of-5 3PT), two assists and zero turnovers in the scrimmage setting. 

Jonathan Wasserman @NBADraftWass

Hervey wins MVP of Day 2, scrimmage 1, finishing with 21 points. Solid game from Gary Trent Jr. in a losing effort, who led all scorers with 22. Trent's 33.5" standing vert also surprising good, third best here.

Combine that performance with a 3.08-second shuttle run and a 39.5-inch max vertical jump, and Trent seems to be trending in the right direction. 

The same can be said of Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo—who has been the week's biggest winner by a fair margin. 

Following an eye-opening effort Thursday, the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player continued to show first-round chops and closed out his second scrimmage of the showcase with nine points, seven rebounds, including two offensive, four steals and three assists. 

Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo

Donte DiVincenzo just had a one-handed offensive rebound in traffic, dished it off to keep possession as he fell to the ground, and turned some heads in the gym. Lot of great moments from him. Wins you over with how hard he plays.

Ricky O'Donnell @SBN_Ricky

I've always been high on Donte DiVincenzo, and he looks great in this 5x5. He's so quick with his decision making. Also the highest vertical of anyone here at 42 inches.

DiVincenzo may not be a lottery pick, but his testing numbers and command of the court in the Windy City should have him firmly in the first-round discussion. 

In other words, it would be a stunner at this point if he returns to Villanova. 


Soundbite Roundup

Trae Young on his standing in this year's draft class: "I think I'm the best overall player in this draft. But my main focus isn't necessarily to be the best player in this draft. My goal is to be the best player in the NBA, and that's what I'm focusing on each and every day." 

Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough on possibly trading the No. 1 overall pick: "We're certainly open to that. We'll consider it. I think we'll have more information closer to the draft than we do today after we go through the workout process and the interview process. We're open to that. I think if you look around the NBA, as far as the veteran players, there are probably a few players we'd consider trading the pick for, not ... just pick for player No. 1. So it'll be a busy month for us."

Wendell Carter Jr. on possibly teaming up with Lauri Markkanen and the Chicago Bulls: "Great player. I was just thinking me and him playing together on the court would be definitely a killer."

Gary Trent Jr. on Carter's talent: "If Marvin (Bagley III) wasn't at Duke, Wendell would be in the conversation for the No. 1 pick."