All five members of Duke’s starting five from last season are among the players invited to the NBA’s predraft scouting combine.
Senior Grayson Allen will be joined by one-and-done former teammates Marvin Bagley III, Wendell Carter Jr., Gary Trent Jr. and Trevon Duval at the event, which will be held in Chicago from May 16-20.
Although they are the only five players from North Carolina schools to be invited to participate in the Combine, there are several others with state ties that will be there.
Among them are Boston College star Jerome Robinson, a Raleigh native who earned first-team All-ACC status as a junior in 2017-18 and has already announced his intention to stay in the draft. Others earning invites are Mocksville twins Caleb and Cody Martin, who started their careers at NC State before transferring to Nevada, and Kansas guard Devonte Graham, who like Robinson played at Raleigh’s Broughton High.
Notable among those not on the list of Combine invites are North Carolina’s Luke Maye, NC State’s Torin Dorn and the Wake Forest duo of Doral Moore and Bryant Crawford. UNC seniors Joel Berry and Theo Pinson were also among the uninvited.
Moore has already hired an agent and will stay in the draft, but Maye, Dorn and Crawford — along with Campbell’s Chris Clemons and Havelock native Ky Bowman of Boston College — have not, meaning that they can still return to school by the June 11 deadline to withdraw from the draft.
The draft will be held on June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.