Over the weekend, ESPN NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony reported that the NBA invited a select group of 105 prospects to attend the NBA Combine. As of right now, however, there’s no set date, time or location for the annual pre-draft event. Players have until July 31 to respond with their level of interest in attending the event — if it happens.
The NBA is asking players to complete a pre-Combine questionnaire before July 31 and promises more information regarding the date, format and location of a potential NBA Combine "as those details become available."
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) July 26, 2020
Among the players invited to attend the event is former NC State signee Josh Hall. The combine was initially set for late May, but with COVID-19 playing a vicious role, the invent was postponed indefinitely. The NBA Draft is now set for Oct. 16, too. (The list of 105 players could be reduced to 70 before it’s all said and done.)
Hall committed and signed with NC State last November; he was considered the top prospect (No. 36 in the 2020 class) in NC State’s 2020 recruiting class, the best to date during the Kevin Keatts era. However, in early April, Hall announced his decision to explore the 2020 NBA Draft process. The Durham native reclassified from 2019 to 2020, which meant he was eligible to test the draft waters.
Less than three weeks later, Hall made his decision final: he planned to sign with an agent and remain in the 2020 NBA Draft.
STORY: Durham's Josh Hall, a former NC State signee, invited to NBA Draft Combine. https://t.co/QiOvaJiKeq pic.twitter.com/gR5LGMj4Px
— Jonas Pope IV (@JEPopeIV) July 27, 2020
The combine could (potentially) take place after this year’s NBA Draft Lottery on Aug. 20.
Duke’s Cassius Stanley also received an invite to the combine, though he likely wasn’t the only former Blue Devil to get an invitation.
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