Former Arizona Wildcats Josh Green, Nico Mannion and Zeke Nnaji will participate in the NBA Draft Combine, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
The trio will participate in a unique Combine format to be held in both team markets and virtually beginning September 28. The Combine process will run through November.
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
The NBA Draft was postponed from June to November 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Green, Mannion and Nnaji all declared for the NBA Draft after their freshman season came to an abrupt halt during the Pac-12 Tournament.
Most mock drafts have the three being selected in the late first to early second round.
Here’s more from NBA.com on the new Combine format:
NBA Draft Combine 2020 will give players the opportunity to participate in league and team interviews, both conducted via videoconference from Sept. 28 through Oct. 16. Players will also take part in an individual on-court program consisting of strength and agility testing, anthropometric measurements, shooting drills and a “Pro Day” video, all conducted in October at the NBA team facility nearest to a player’s home or interim residence. Medical testing and examinations will be performed by NBA-affiliated physicians in the same market.
As part of the event’s innovative format, the NBA will incorporate HomeCourt, a mobile basketball training application that uses advanced machine learning and computer vision, to provide analytics and record the shooting evaluation portion of NBA Combine 2020 and for players to create a unique “Pro Day” video. The video, used to showcase a player’s skills, may feature only the individual player (and either a coach or trainer) and can be up to 45 minutes long. HomeCourt is developed by NEX Team, Inc., an NBA strategic partner.
Additionally, the NBA has expanded its use of “Combine HQ,” an online tool developed by Fusion Sport in its software platform Smartabase. An interactive online platform, Combine HQ provides NBA teams with a one-stop shop for scouting information gathered during the on-court portions of this year’s Combine. Using Combine HQ, NBA teams and scouts will be able to compare participating players to their peers, past Combine participants and current NBA players, and view detailed shot charts and statistics.