The Known Players Invited to the Draft
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The Known Players Invited to the Draft


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Every year, the NBA invites a select few players to 'hang out' in the green room on draft night before their name is called. This year, there are nineteen known players that were invited.

Those players are:

DeAndre Ayton, Center Arizona

Marvin Bagley, Power-Forward, Duke

Jaren Jackson, Power-Forward, Michigan State

Mohammed Bamba, Center, Texas

Trae Young, Point-Guard, Oklahoma

Collin Sexton, Point-Guard, Alabama

Wendell Carter, Center, Duke

Michael Porter, Power-Forward, Missouri

Mikal Bridges, Shooting-Guard, Villanova

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Point-Guard, Kentucky

Miles Bridges, Small-Forward, Michigan State

Kevin Knox, Small-Forward, Kentucky

Robert Williams, Power-Forward, Texas A&M

Lonnie Walker, Shooting-Guard, Miami

Donte DiVincenzo, Shooting-Guard, Villanova

Zhaire Smith, Shooting-Guard, Texas Tech

Jerome Robinson, Point-Guard, Boston College

Chandler Hutchison, Small-Forward, Boise State

Aaron Holiday, Shooting-Guard, UCLA

One major notable name left off of this list is European Star Luka Doncic, who will not be able to attend the draft due to his club commitments. Other notable players not included are Troy Brown, De'Anthony Melton, and Shake Milton. Non-collegiate players such as Afernee Simons and Mitchell Robinson were also not invited.

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