clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2013 NBA Combine list: Solomon Hill, Grant Jerrett invited to Chicago

The Arizona Wildcats have been invited to attend the Chicago pre-draft camp.

Christian Petersen

Two former Arizona Wildcats have been listed among the 61 players invited to the 2013 NBA Draft Combine. Solomon Hill and Grant Jerrett will be able to boost their draft stock in Chicago next week for the event that will include official measurements, athletic tests and team interviews.

Hill is no surprise to earn an invite. He's been viewed as a mid-second-round pick for a while, according to Draft Express' most recent mock.

The bigger surprise is Jerrett, who surprisingly left the Wildcats after his freshman season. His inclusion signals that he could work his way into the second round of the draft, and attending could give him a boost considering NBA scouts have much to learn about his potential. With his wiry frame, posting good wingspan measurements and the like could go far in giving teams confidence that he's worth a look.

Couple his athleticism, unique length and three-point shooting together with the one year of film while at Arizona, and there's a good chance the combine helps his stock. And with an opportunity to show teams he's a good person off the court, somebody might take a risk on him.

All that is not to say Hill won't greatly benefit from a combine as well. Obviously, NBA teams probably had a good chance to learn about his basketball smarts through his four years at Arizona, but one negative perception of Hill is his athleticism. The small forward's weight loss this past offseason was a good start in showing he's not only already committed to the professional lifestyle -- and he realizes he's a shooting guard or small forward -- but capable of improving his athleticism, which arguably could be a bit underrated.

If the couple of dunks and overall skillset to create for himself wasn't on display enough in Hill's final outing against Ohio State, then he could boost his draft stock by proving he's a better athlete than originally expected.

It should also be of note that former UA point guard Josiah Turner was not included on the invite list of the NBA Draft Combine. After playing for two Canadian teams and one European squad in his one season since leaving the Wildcats, it's unlikely Turner will be under consideration to be drafted because of his off-court history.

List of 2013 NBA Draft Combine participants

Steven Adams, C, Pittsburgh

Lorenzo Brown, PG, N.C. State

Reggie Bullock, SG-SF, North Carolina

Trey Burke, PG, Michigan

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia

Isaiah Canaan, PG, Murray State

Jackie Carmichael, PF, Illinois State

Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse

Allen Crabbe, SG, California

Seth Curry, SG, Duke

Brandon Davies, PF, BYU

Dewayne Dedmon, C, USC

Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville

James Ennis, SG-SF, Long Beach State

Carrick Felix, SG-SF, Arizona State

Jamaal Franklin, SG, San Diego State

Rudy Gobert, C, France

Archie Goodwin, SG, Kentucky

Erick Green, PG, Virginia Tech

Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, Michigan

Solomon Hill, SG, Arizona

Richard Howell, PF, N.C. State

Colton Iverson, C, Minnesota

Pierre Jackson, PG, Baylor

Grant Jerrett, PF, Arizona

Myck Kabongo, PG, Texas

Kenny Kadji, PF, Miami

Ryan Kelly, PF, Duke

Shane Larkin, PG, Miami

Ricky Ledo, SG, Providence

Alex Len, C, Maryland

C.J. Leslie, PF, N.C. State

Trevor Mbakwe, PF, Minnesota

Ray McCallum, PG, Detroit

C.J. McCollum, G, Lehigh

Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas

Tony Mitchell, PF, North Texas

Shabazz Muhammad, SG, UCLA

Erik Murphy, PF, Florida

Mike Muscala, C, Bucknell

Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky

Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana

Kelly Olynyk, PF, Gonzaga

Brandon Paul, SG, Illinois

Novel Pelle, C, LA City Prep

Mason Plumlee, PF, Duke

Otto Porter, SF, Georgetown

Phil Pressey, PG, Missouri

Glen Rice Jr., SG, NBDL (Georgia Tech)

Andre Roberson, F, Colorado

Dennis Schoeder, PG, Germany

Peyton Siva, PG, Louisville

Tony Snell, SG-SF, New Mexico

James Southerland, SG-SF, Syracuse

Adonis Thomas, F, Memphis

Deshaun Thomas, F, Ohio State

Jeff Withey, C, Kansas

Nate Wolters, PG, South Dakota State

B.J. Young, G, Arkansas

Cody Zeller, C, Indiana