Indiana big man Trayce Jackson-Davis received an important invite in his quest to play in the NBA.
The All-Big Ten performer was invited to participate in the 2022 NBA Draft Combine May 16-22 according to multiple reports.
The combine will include executives and scouts from all 30 teams. Each year each NBA team submits a list of the players they would like to see invited, typically those with the highest odds of getting drafted.
Players who are invited to the Combine see their odds of being drafted go up substantially. According to a 2019 report by Syracuse.com, an average of 43 of the NBA’s 60 draft picks were filled by players who participated in the NBA combine over the five preceding years.
The league typically invites 60 to 70 players to the Combine. 69 players were invited to compete in the combine last year. There are only 58 NBA Draft choices this year due to two teams being penalized.
As the numbers suggest, securing an invite to the combine is no guarantee that a player will be drafted. That is due in large part to team’s selecting international players who rarely attended the Combine.
Jackson-Davis and the other Draft prospects will have the opportunity to improve their draft stock in a competitive environment against their peers at the Combine. The event will feature 5-on-5 games, strength and agility testing, shooting drills, measurements and other related on-court exercises.
Upon concluding the Combine, Jackson-Davis will have until June 1 to decide whether to remain in the NBA Draft or return to Indiana.
The 2022 NBA draft is set for June 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
To see where Jackson-Davis is currently projecting in various mock NBA Drafts, GO HERE.
ESPN NBA Draft analyst Mike Schmitz released film today of Jackson-Davis shooting perimeter shots in California while training for the Draft. You can watch that video below.
Great to see Trayce Jackson-Davis showing more of his perimeter game + shooting potential in a workout/2-on-2 setting after taking just three 3s @ IU. Jackson-Davis has been a stabilizing force for the Hoosiers w/ 1,588 PTS, 796 REBS, 142 AST and 178 BLKS in 94 games (all starts) pic.twitter.com/iWzevQdzcV
— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) May 6, 2022
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