LaMelo Ball among those participating in 2020 NBA Draft Combine
It may be virtual this year with “pro day” video being made, but some of the traditions of the NBA Draft Combine will be here in 2020.
Including the top players skipping it. Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, and Obi Toppin are among the big names sitting this one out, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.
One interesting note: LaMelo Ball is participating.
But that may be for the interview portion only, reports Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated.
I’m told LaMelo Ball is currently scheduled for team interviews and a media session via the combine this week. Unclear if he’ll take part in any other portion (logic suggests no). With Edwards, Wiseman and other skipping out, Ball is the highest-profile prospect participating.— Jeremy Woo (@JeremyWoo) September 28, 2020
Notable prospects skipping the combine include Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, Obi Toppin, Onyeka Okongwu, Cole Anthony, Aaron Nesmith and Saddiq Bey.— Jeremy Woo (@JeremyWoo) September 28, 2020
The 2020 NBA Draft Combine will see players do team interviews via videoconference starting this week (and running through Oct. 16). Players also can be part of an individual on-court program consisting of strength and agility testing, measurements (height, reach, plus vertical leap and more), shooting drills and a “Pro Day” video, and a medical exam, all conducted by league officials and the information (and video) given to teams.