Report: Zion Williamson, Ja Morant Headline 2019 NBA Draft Green Room Invites

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 7, 2019

Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) dribbles the ball against Central Florida during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
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In anticipation of the 2019 NBA draft on June 20, the league has sent out its first round of invitations to prospects to sit in the green room.

Per ESPN's Jonathan Givony, top stars like Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett and Coby White are among the group of nine players who have already received an invitation to New York. 

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress

Source: Nine players received invites to attend the NBA Draft and sit in the Green Room: Zion Williamson Ja Morant R.J. Barrett Darius Garland De'Andre Hunter Jarrett Culver Coby White Cam Reddish Jaxson Hayes An additional 11 invites approximately will be sent out next.

It's not a surprise to see that group of players included among the list of invitees to the NBA's annual prospect extravaganza. 

Williamson, Morant and Barrett are projected to be the top three picks, with White going No. 7 overall to the Chicago Bulls, per B/R's Jonathan Wasserman

Last year, Givony and Adrian Wojnarowski reported prior to the draft that no non-college prospects were included in the green room. Luka Doncic likely would have received an invitation, but he was still playing with Real Madrid in the Liga ACB playoffs. 

It's unclear at this point if there will be any non-college invitees this year. Sekou Doumbouya from Guinea is the top foreign player off the board in Wasserman's mock draft at No. 10 overall to the Atlanta Hawks.