Mason can only hope that between his on-court performance at the combine and his comportment during interviews, he'll have impressed teams enough to get drafted. "I knew that for sure".
Fox finished the 2016-17 college basketball season with averages of 16.7 points, 4.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game. "Go individually, work with them and if they want to draft you, they'll draft you". "With all of us being here, you have no choice but to respect the Big 12 and what it does for its players". He's a rare bird at this event, one of those four-year players Iwundu mentioned.
It probably makes the nerds and the suits feel all warm and fuzzy inside when their top draft choice appears well-spoken in his interview, or clears his medical assessment with flying colors, just so they have some sort of data quantifying an individual on paper. "They've done enough through the year, but every team should have physicals from every player available in the draft, whether they work out and play or not". You've got a lot of guys that are second-round picks.
The NBA Combine is held in Chicago and goes from May 9 thru May 14 and can be seen on ESPN2.
Though skipping medical testing, agility drills and scrimmages is ultimately the player's decision, agents of the top picks see no need to attend, and in giving that advice to their clients, they can control the draft, says ESPN's Fran Franscilla. But he's getting a chance to convey just who he is, to make connections and show just how important basketball is to him. Players like Fultz and Ball are going to be top-three picks; there's nowhere for them to go but down on these teams' draft boards.
Monk is expected to be taken in the first round of the June 22 NBA Draft, along with another Kentucky guard, De'Aaron Fox, who many Kentucky fans will be tuning in to ESPN2 to watch at the combine this weekend.
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For the first time this season, the Wizards will be playing for their season. "Now I'm seeing the game differently", Thomas said. The Wizards are a completely different team at home and the road team has yet to win a game between these two clubs this season.
"I think Yogi made some huge strides and is a young developing player that we're all internally excited about", said Donnie Nelson, the Mavericks' president of basketball operations.
How quickly is all of this going for you? And then just other guys like Coach [Hubert] Davis and guys like that I can trust. "I knew that. My mom told me that too".
"I've gotten a lot out of it", Leaf said. "You walk into the lobby and you have no idea who might be in there". "I think he's going to play in the league".
Six-foot-9 with a thin, wiry frame, he always has been the ideal size and prototype to be a dominating figure on the basketball court. The 6-foot-3 former McDonald's All American who starred at Lone Peak High School scoring 28 points per game believes he'll have more opportunities to develop and shine than he had at Duke. "When he's allowed to be involved in ball screens with shooters up the wing, and he's allowed to attack and not think, I think that's when Frank is at his best".
"I said, in my sleep, because I wouldn't want to suffer from any pain or anything so I'd just rather be asleep around my son and my family". I knew my skill set was a little different from everybody else and (they) couldn't guard me.