Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chicago Pre-Draft Combine starts today

The Chicago Pre-Draft combine starts today, and goes until Friday. Unlike previous years, this edition is going to be much closer to an NFL-style combine - measurements, weight tests, physical tests, and skill tests; no 5-on-5.

Without the actual gameplay, most pundits don't expect the testing to have much bearing whatsoever on draft positioning (remember the #2 picks the last two seasons - Michael Beasley measured out at 6'7" and Kevin Durant couldn't bench 185 lb), unless, for example, DeJuan Blair is actually 6'11" or Austin Daye did a few cycles and comes in with Dwight Howard's shoulders.

After the jump, the full list of the 52 participants.

Jeff Adrien, Connecticut
Rodrigue Beaubois, Cholet (France)
DeJuan Blair, Pitt
Jon Brockman, Washington
Derrick Brown, Xavier*
Chase Budinger, Arizona
Nick Calathes, Florida*
DeMarre Carroll, Missouri
Omri Casspi, Maccabi Elite (Israel)
Dionte Christmas, Temple
Earl Clark, Louisville
Darren Collison, UCLA
Dante Cunningham, Villanova
Stephen Curry, Davidson
Austin Daye, Gonzaga*
DeMar DeRozan, USC
Toney Douglas, Florida State
Wayne Ellington, North Carolina
Tyreke Evans, Memphis
Jonny Flynn, Syracuse
Taj Gibson, USC*
Danny Green, North Carolina
Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame*
James Harden, Arizona State
Gerald Henderson, Duke
Josh Heytvelt, Gonzaga
Jordan Hill, Arizona
Jrue Holiday, UCLA*
Joe Ingles, Melbourne South Dragons (Australia)
Damion James, Texas*
James Johnson, Wake Forest
Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech*
Ty Lawson, North Carolina
Eric Maynor, VCU
Jack McClinton, Miami
Jerel McNeal, Marquette
Jodie Meeks, Kentucky*
Patrick Mills, Saint Mary's*
B.J. Mullens, Ohio State
Jeff Pendergraph, Arizona State
A.J. Price, Connecticut
Tyler Smith, Tennessee*
DaJuan Summers, Georgetown
Jermaine Taylor, Central Florida
Jeff Teague, Wake Forest*
Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut
Marcus Thornton, LSU
Greivis Vasquez, Maryland*
Terrence Williams, Louisville
Sam Young, Pitt


Anonymous said...

In an age of high energy athletic players that make the whole floor move differently, plus the ability to simply defend many players with varying offensive abilities in both the half court and transition, UMASS' Tony Gaffney should've been here. There is also not a single 3 or 4 of the invitees who has Gaffney's ability to make correct decisions with the ball in the half court.

Rob Dauster said...

I agree. I love Tony Gaffney's game. I even had him as an all-american earlier in the season. I wouldn't be surprised if he eventually landed an NBA gig a la Louis Admunson in Phoenix.