Simmons to skip NBA draft combine

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LSU Tigers forward Ben Simmons (25) against the Kennesaw State Owls during the first half of a game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Duke small forward Brandon Ingram, Oklahoma shooting guard Buddy Hield, California small forward Jaylen Brown and Providence point guard Kris Dunn are the headliners for next week’s NBA Draft combine in Chicago.  St. Joe’s forward DeAndre Bembry and Villanova guard Josh Hart are also among the 63 attendees. LSU small forward Ben Simmons chose not to attend. 

It's no surprise that Simmons, a candidate to go first overall in June's draft, will not participate. In recent years, many top draft prospects declined the combine invitations.  

Not all of the players, who attend, agree to do on-court basketball drills. However, they will undergo medical testing and measurements and interview with the NBA teams.

 

2016 NBA Draft Combine

Participant List

Player

College/Club

Ron Baker

Wichita State

Wade Baldwin

Vanderbilt

Cat Barber

North Carolina State

Malik Beasley

Florida State

DeAndre Bembry

St. Joseph's

Ben Bentil

Providence

Jaron Blossomgame

Clemson

Joel Bolomboy

Weber State

Malcolm Brogdon

Virginia

Jaylen Brown

California

Robert Carter

Maryland

Marquese Chriss

Washington

Elgin Cook

Oregon

Isaiah Cousins

Oklahoma

Deyonta Davis

Michigan State

Cheick Diallo

Kansas

Kris Dunn

Providence

Henry Ellenson

Marquette

Perry Ellis

Kansas

AJ English

Iona

Kay Felder

Oakland

Dorian Finney-Smith

Florida

Michael Gbinije

Syracuse

Daniel Hamilton

Connecticut

AJ Hammons

Purdue

Josh Hart

Villanova

Nigel Hayes

Wisconsin

Buddy Hield

Oklahoma

Brandon Ingram

Duke

Demetrius Jackson

Notre Dame

Justin Jackson

North Carolina

Brice Johnson

North Carolina

Damian Jones

Vanderbilt

Skal Labissiere

Kentucky

Dedric Lawson

Memphis

Jake Layman

Maryland

Marcus Lee

Kentucky

Caris LeVert

Michigan

Thon Maker

Orangeville Prep/Athlete Institute

Patrick McCaw

UNLV

Isaiah Miles

St. Joseph's

Jamal Murray

Kentucky

Malik Newman

Mississippi State

Georges Niang

Iowa State

Chinanu Onuaku

Louisville

Marcus Paige

North Carolina

Gary Payton II

Oregon State

Jakob Poeltl

Utah

Taurean Prince

Baylor

Zhou Qi

Xinjiang (China)

Malachi Richardson

Syracuse

Wayne Selden

Kansas

Pascal Siakam

New Mexico State

Diamond Stone

Maryland

Caleb Swanigan

Purdue

Melo Trimble

Maryland

Tyler Ulis

Kentucky

Jarrod Uthoff

Iowa

Denzel Valentine

Michigan State

Isaiah Whitehead

Seton Hall

Troy Williams

Indiana

Kyle Wiltjer

Gonzaga

Stephen Zimmerman

UNLV