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Big Ten Stats From 5-On-5 Games At 2015 NBA Draft Combine

See how the Big Ten players performed in the NBA Draft Combine.

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The 2015 NBA Draft Combine was in Chicago late last week and there were several Big Ten prospects in attendance.  The event is a chance for 1st Round prospects to potentially bump up a few spots or into the Lottery and for 2nd Round prospects to secure their Draft position.  It's an important event in the Draft process and the Big Ten came out strong to try and secure their role.

On Thursday and Friday, players participated in several games with NBA scouts getting a chance to observe how everyone played.  Here are how the Big Ten players performed.

Thursday Game 1

- Terran Petteway
  • 19 minutes
  • 12 points
  • 3 rebounds
  • 1 assist
  • 0 blocks
  • 2 steals
  • 3 turnovers
  • 1 personal fouls
- Dez Wells
  • 21 minutes
  • 11 points
  • 5 rebound
  • 2 assists
  • 0 blocks
  • 0 steals
  • 3 turnovers
  • 0 personal fouls
- Aaron White

  • 22 minutes
  • 4 points
  • 1 rebound
  • 3 assists
  • 0 blocks
  • 0 steals
  • 0 turnovers
  • 0 personal fouls

Thursday Game 2

- N/A

Friday Game 1

- Branden Dawson (Michigan State)
  • 24 minutes
  • 17 points
  • 5 rebounds
  • 0 assists
  • 0 blocks
  • 0 steals
  • 2 turnovers
  • 3 personal fouls
- Terran Petteway (Nebraska)
  • 24 minutes
  • 8 points
  • 3 rebounds
  • 3 assists
  • 1 block
  • 1 steals
  • 0 turnovers
  • 9 personal fouls
- Dez Wells (Maryland)
  • 20 minutes
  • 13 points
  • 5 rebounds
  • 5 assists
  • 0 blocks
  • 0 steals
  • 2 turnovers
  • 0 personal fouls

Friday Game 2

- Aaron White (Iowa)
  • 23 minutes
  • 8 points
  • 5 rebounds
  • 1 assist
  • 0 blocks
  • 0 steals
  • 1 turnover
  • 2 personal fouls

Thoughts

The Big Ten had a total of four players participate in Thursday and Friday's NBA Combine games and all of them are currently fighting for a spot in the 2nd Round.  According to DraftExpress, Branden Dawson is ranked #84, Terran Petteway is ranked #94, Dez Wells is ranked #81, and Aaron White is ranked #51 on their Top 100 board for the 2015 NBA Draft.  Of course, the NBA Draft selects a top of 60 players, so if DraftExpress' list is accurate, only one of these four players is currently set to be drafted.

This status is important because it's pretty likely that all four of these players will be competing for NBA roster spots in this year's Summer League and likely, for the majority of next season.  Every time these players get to see the floor is very important for their career prospects.  Wells appeared to have the best performance of any of these players, but all the performances were pretty standard outside of Petteway's second game.

As the chatter continues, it will be interesting to see what kind of impact these games had.  You can follow the entire Draft process for BTPowerhouse in our Draft Story Stream.