The NBA Draft is set for November 18, but the process that leads to draft night begins this week. The NBA’s re-tooled combine format will feature remote interviews, select workouts in team facilities and video-based exercises.
The interview portion of the process is set to unfold today and run through October. On Sunday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania shared the list of players who have opted to participate in this year’s official NBA Combine process.
2020 NBA Draft Combine participants list — LaMelo Ball will participate; projected top selections Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman and Obi Toppin are not: pic.twitter.com/Yp3kK5mBAD— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 28, 2020
Guard LaMelo Ball tops the list of prospects that in the program. Along with Ball, Oregon Ducks star Payton Pritchard, Washington forward Jaden McDaniels and Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie will participate in the NBA’s pre-draft festivities.
In regards to Pritchard and McDaniels, an official release from the NBA last week explained that players will complete the testing and “Pro Day” video portions of their combine journeys at the NBA facility closest to their home or current residence. As of now, it is unclear if the Blazers’ facility will be utilized for combine activities.