Hunter, Jerome, Guy earn NBA Draft Combine invites

nbaUVA Basketball will be represented at the 2019 NBA Draft Combine by a trio of players who were instrumental in the program’s run to a national championship.

De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy each received invites to the combine, which will feature five-on-five games as well as shooting and strength and agility drills at Quest Multisport in Chicago on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17.

ESPN 2 will provide coverage both days from 3-7 p.m. ET.

Mamadi Diakite is among a group of players who can play their way in to an invite through the G League Elite Camp, which will take place May 12-14 at Quest Multisport.

Diakite has left open the possibility of returning to school pending the evaluations from NBA scouts and front offices.

Hunter, Jerome and Guy have all indicated that they plan to remain in the draft.

Hunter is a projected lottery pick. Jerome has been projected to be selected in the mid to late first round.

Guy is showing up in mock drafts as a mid-second round selection.

Other players of note named to the NBA Draft Combine list

  • Alexander-Walker, Nickeil (Virginia Tech)
  • Barrett, RJ (Duke)
  • Reddish, Cam (Duke)
  • Williamson, Zion (Duke)
  • Johnson, Cameron (North Carolina)
  • Little, Nassir (North Carolina)
  • White, Coby (North Carolina)
  • Culver, Jarrett (Texas Tech)
  • Edwards, Carsen (Purdue)
  • Fernando, Bruno (Maryland)
  • Hoard, Jaylen (Wake Forest)
  • Bowman, Ky (Boston College)
  • Kabengele, Mfiondu (Florida State)
  • Nwora, Jordan (Louisville)

Other players of note named to the G League Elite Camp list

  • Marial Shayok (Iowa State)
  • Justin Robinson (Virginia Tech)
  • Javin DeLaurier (Duke)
  • Luke Maye (North Carolina)
  • Tyus Battle (Syracuse)
  • Oshae Brissett (Syracuse)
  • Bryce Brown (Auburn)
  • Jared Harper (Auburn)
  • Terance Mann (Florida State)
  • Ethan Happ (Wisconsin)
  • Dewan Hernandez (Miami)
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