According to NBA Insider Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, North Carolina wing Theo Pinson has been added to the NBA Draft Combine invitation list. In terms of late additions, Pinson isn’t alone, though; Louisville forward Ray Spalding received an invitation, too.
Late addition to the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, league sources say: North Carolina's Theo Pinson. The 6-foot-6 guard has ability to play and defend multiple positions and had standout career at UNC that included 2017 NCAA title.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 14, 2018
The inclusion of both Theo Pinson and Ray Spalding comes a week after the combine’s initial invite list — which included 11 ACC players — trickled out. All five Duke starters from this season’s team received an invitation.
Pinson, especially, was a surprising snub — until now, that is. A versatile defender, Pinson is also a gifted playmaker and secondary creator. (For whatever it’s worth, I’m rather bullish on Pinson as an NBA prospect.)
The combine starts later this week, and runs May 16-20.