Do you think every college and international basketball player is a #FutureSixer? Do you hum the Draft Express scouting music when you're taking a shower? Then the NBA Draft Combine is for you!
What: NBA Draft Combine
Where: Quest Multisport Complex, Chicago, Ill.
When: Today and tomorrow, 3-7 p.m.
How to watch: ESPN2/WatchESPN
The entire list of prospects that are at the combine to do athletic testing and interview with teams is below:
A full list of participants for the 2015 NBA Draft Combine has been released: pic.twitter.com/YUk4mM7trR— SI NBA (@si_nba) May 7, 2015
Here's a list of the teams of NBA draft hopefuls that will be participating in five-on-five play, the first time the combine is having it since 2009, both today and tomorrow, per Chad Ford:
|TEAM 1||TEAM 2|
|Brandon Ashley, F, Arizona||Pat Connaughton, G/F, Notre Dame|
|Ryan Boatright, PG, UConn||Quinn Cook, PG, Duke|
|Anthony Brown, G/F, Stanford||Treveon Graham, SG, VCU|
|Rakeem Christmas, F/C, Syracuse||Richaun Holmes, F, Bowling Green|
|George de Paula, G, Brazil||Mouhammadou Jaiteh, F/C, France|
|Olivier Hanlan, G, Boston College||Larry Nance Jr., F, Wyoming|
|Corey Hawkins, SG, UC Davis||Terran Petteway, G/F, Nebraska|
|J.P. Tokoto, SF, UNC||Terry Rozier, G, Louisville|
|Aaron White, F, Iowa||Dez Wells, SG, Maryland|
|TEAM 3||TEAM 4|
|Branden Dawson, F, Michigan State||TJ McConnell, PG, Arizona|
|Michael Frazier II, SG, Florida||Andrew Harrison, G, Kentucky|
|Aaron Harrison, SG, Kentucky||Tyler Harvey, G, Eastern Washington|
|Jordan Mickey, F/C, LSU||Jonathan Holmes, F, Texas|
|Michael Qualls, SG, Arkansas||Vince Hunter, F, UTEP|
|Keifer Sykes, PG, Green Bay||Norman Powell, SG, UCLA|
|TaShawn Thomas, PF, Oklahoma||Chasson Randle, G, Stanford|
|Marcus Thornton, SG, William and Mary||Chris Walker, F, Florida|
|Joseph Young, G, Oregon||Alan Williams, F/C, UCSB|
While there aren't any lottery picks in there, there are certainly players who could go late in the first round or early in the second, where the Sixers have five different selections at #35, #37, #47, #58 and #60.
The most intriguing prospects in there for me are Brazils' George Lucas de Paula, who'll surely be nicknamed Chewbacca if he ever comes to the NBA and measured as a 6'5.5" point guard with a 7'0" wingspan this week, and UTEP's Vince Hunter, an undersized power forward who had a defensive rebounding rate of 25.9% as a sophomore this season.
The Harrison twins are also playing on separate teams! Will they be able to cope being alone? Does anyone know which Harrison is which? I'm still unsure even two years after Kentucky.
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