While we wait for the official list of invites to the 2019 NBA Draft Combine, another important list of draft hopefuls was released for the G League Elite Camp, which takes place over three days (May 12-14) in Chicago, ahead of the combine. This event is composed of 80 total players; of that group, 40 are draft-eligible players, including plenty of underclassmen.
With the draft closing in (June 20), and the NCAA deadline for final decisions (May 29) on the immediate horizon, too, this showcase serves as a critical opportunity for prospects. A big part of that equation: this event can work as a small feeder program for the combine. Top performers at the G League Elite Camp receive invitations to participate in the combine, which starts the next day (May 15-19).
Several players that have been invited to participate hail from the ACC, too; in fact, 20 percent of its participants come from this conference. Here’s a look at that eight:
- Javin DeLaurier, Duke
- Terance Mann, FSU
- Dewan Hernandez, Miami
- Luke Maye, UNC
- Tyus Battle, Syracuse
- Oshae Brissett, Syracuse
- Mamadi Diakite, UVA
- Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech
That’s a pretty interesting mix of players, and it’s worth noting who received invites to this event, and who didn’t. This could shape or inform who will receive combine invitations — along with who may decide to remain in the draft or return to college.
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