The NBA Draft seems to grow bigger and bigger each year and with a great 2018 class lined up, the Big Ten looks to be prominently featured on draft night yet again. And while some prospects have chosen to sit out in recent years, the NBA Draft Combine remains one of the most important events for making it to the professional level.
See what Big Ten players will be participating below per Yahoo.
Big Ten Players In The 2018 NBA Draft Combine:
- Keita Bates-Diop (Ohio State)
- Miles Bridges (Michigan State)
- Tony Carr (Penn State)
- Bruno Fernando (Maryland)
- Kevin Huerter (Maryland)
- Jaren Jackson, Jr. (Michigan State)
- Justin Jackson (Maryland)
- Moritz Wagner (Michigan)
That’s certainly a pretty stacked list for the Draft Combine. All told, the Big Ten is poised to have eight players participating from five different schools. It’s important to note that very few players who are forced to sit out the Combine based upon their own play end up being selected on Draft night.
Additionally, the other important development from this list is the fact that a number of players were not included. Some of the notable absences were Anthony Cowan (Maryland), Carsen Edwards (Purdue), Charles Matthews (Michigan), and Juwan Morgan (Indiana), who all entered this year’s Draft without an agent. The fact that none made the cut would imply that all four may be set to return next season.
BTPowerhouse will continue to provide updates as the 2018 Draft nears.