Three Jayhawks to Participate in NBA Draft Combine This Week

CHICAGO – The University of Kansas basketball program will be represented by Perry Ellis, Wayne Selden Jr., and Cheick Diallo at the 2016 NBA Draft Combine starting this week in Chicago, May 11-15. The combine will televised on ESPN2 on Thursday and Friday, and NBATV on Saturday and Sunday.

Of the 70 potential draft picks invited to Chicago, Kansas is one of just four college programs to send three or more players to the combine, with Kentucky (four), Maryland (four) and North Carolina (three).

Ellis, Selden and Diallo are looking to join a group of 19 Jayhawks who competed at the NBA level during the 2015-16 season. From Wednesday through Sunday, the trio will be participating in a variety of tests, drills and interviews aimed to provide NBA teams with the most accurate information heading into the draft.

A new rule that applies to this year’s Draft allows players to go through the pre-draft process all the way through the combine. Players who haven’t signed with agents have 10 days (May 25) after the combine to withdraw from the Draft.

2016 NBA Combine TV Schedule

Date Channel Time (CDT)
Wednesday, May 11
Thursday, May 12 ESPN2 / WatchESPN 2-6 p.m.
Friday, May 13 ESPN2 / WatchESPN 2-6 p.m.
Saturday, May 14 NBATV / 12-3 p.m.
Sunday, May 15 NBATV / 8-11 p.m.

Key 2016 NBA Draft Dates
May 11-15: NBA Draft Combine (Chicago)
May 17: NBA Draft Lottery
June 13: NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (4:00 p.m. CDT)
June 23: NBA Draft (New York)

2016 NBA Combine Participants
Player, College/Club
Ron Baker, Wichita State
Wade Baldwin, Vanderbilt
Cat Barber, North Carolina State
Malik Beasley, Florida State
DeAndre Bembry, St. Joseph’s
Ben Bentil, Providence
Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson
Joel Bolomboy, Weber State
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
Jaylen Brown, California
Robert Carter, Maryland
Marquese Chriss, Washington
Elgin Cook, Oregon
Isaiah Cousins, Oklahoma
Deyonta Davis, Michigan State
Cheick Diallo, Kansas
Kris Dunn, Providence
Henry Ellenson, Marquette
Perry Ellis, Kansas
AJ English, Iona
Kay Felder, Oakland
Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida
Michael Gbinije, Syracuse
Daniel Hamilton, Connecticut
AJ Hammons, Purdue
Josh Hart, Villanova
Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
Brandon Ingram, Duke
Demetrius Jackson, Notre Dame
Justin Jackson, North Carolina
Brice Johnson, North Carolina
Damian Jones, Vanderbilt
Skal Labissiere, Kentucky
Dedric Lawson, Memphis
Jake Layman, Maryland
Marcus Lee, Kentucky
Caris LeVert, Michigan
Thon Maker, Orangeville Prep/Athlete Institute
Patrick McCaw, UNLV
Isaiah Miles, St. Joseph’s
Jamal Murray, Kentucky
Malik Newman, Mississippi State
Georges Niang, Iowa State
Chinanu Onuaku, Louisville
Marcus Paige, North Carolina
Gary Payton II, Oregon State
Jakob Poeltl, Utah
Taurean Prince, Baylor
Zhou Qi Xinjiang, (China)
Malachi Richardson, Syracuse
Wayne Selden Jr., Kansas
Pascal Siakam, New Mexico State
Diamond Stone, Maryland
Caleb Swanigan, Purdue
Melo Trimble, Maryland
Tyler Ulis, Kentucky
Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall
Troy Williams, Indiana
Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga
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