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Sunday News and Notes

Highlighting the latest news in college basketball and around the NBA draft

Junior college transfer Cameron Mack committed to Nebraska. The point guard has been playing at Salt Lake Community College putting up 19.1 points, 7.6 assists, and 5.9 rebounds per game as a redshirt freshman. He brings a blend of quickness, and play making ability that should allow him to earn minutes as he gets his Big Ten career started.

Jordan Nwora was invited to NBA draft combine. He is currently viewed as a possible late first/early second round pick, but he has stated if the feedback leads to him returning to school, that is the route he will go. With his 6’8″ size, athleticism, and the ability to shoot from the outside efficiently, there is a likely chance that he will be keeping his name in the draft.

Grant Williams, Jordan Bone, and Admiral Schofield were all selected to attend the NBA draft combine. Williams is seen as a possible late first/early second round selection with his draft value most likely being maxed out, which should lead him to remaining in the draft. Schofield has no eligibility left leading him to begin his pro career regardless of the feedback, and Bone could go in the second round or undrafted meaning he has a tough decision ahead of him based what he hears from NBA teams.

KJ Lawson will take two visits next week to Boston College and Georgia State. With his brother stating he will be keeping his name in the draft, Lawson decided to leave Kansas after averaging 3.1 points and 2 rebounds per game. Whichever school lands the junior will be getting a player that can play, despite the low numbers at KU where he played just 9.9 minutes per game.

Jalen Pickett was invited to the G League Elite Camp. This new combine of sorts is aimed at giving players a chance to show off their skills against other potential draft picks who are not invited to the NBA combine. Pickett is a solid scorer who averaged 15.8 points but also has an impressive passing ability putting up 6.7 assists per game. As just a freshman he is an intriguing prospect, but the logical move is to compete in the elite camp, receive feedback from teams, and then head back to Siena to improve as a sophomore. If he was to keep his name in the draft it is likely that he would not be selected, although it is a possible a team late in the second round could take a chance based on his potential.

Kyle Guy received an invite to the NBA draft combine. Guy is projected to go undrafted, however he has stated that he fully intends to stay in the draft. He will be looking to play his way into the late second round with a strong pre-draft process after averaging over 15 points per game as a junior.

 

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