If you haven’t noticed – and it’s okay if you haven’t, the NBA playoffs have provided enough headlines and storylines to keep even the most seasoned college hoops fan pre-occupied by the pros – the NBA Draft Combine is underway in Chicago.
UNC’s Justin Jackson Fields Questions At Combine
This year’s combine has 67 prospects in attendance from all over the country participating in drills, competing in scrimmages, being measured, medically examed, and interrogated by NBA scouts as they get all their T’s crossed and I’s dotted before turning in their final recommendations to their employers for the Draft next month.
NBA will have 67 players at next week's draft combine in Chicago. Thursday and Friday — 2-6 PM CT on ESPN2. Here's the list: pic.twitter.com/UXqh3JbSL6
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 5, 2017
Some of the featured players in the Windy City this week are Duke’s Luke Kennard, Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox, and tons more from programs of all sized from across the U.S.
If you’ve noticed the three biggest names in this year’s class – Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Jackson to name a few – weren’t on that list, they didn’t participate in drills at the Quest Center, but instead, will workout privately for teams. Most of the marquee names are present, but only participated in the interview process, like Washington’s Fultz:
Source: The Boston Celtics front office will be interviewing projected #1 pick Markelle Fultz this evening at the NBA Combine.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 10, 2017
But some of the questions being asked the prospects this year are strange, bizarre, and even a little creepy.