PJ Washington, Tyler Herro, and Keldon Johnson are all in Chicago for the NBA Draft Combine, but none will participate in the five-on-five scrimmages. According to Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo, PJ, Tyler, and Keldon have all elected to sit out the five-on-fives, a growing trend among the top draft prospects.
General sentiment I'm already hearing around the league is that many of these guys are making a big mistake by not playing. Almost an absurd amount of withdrawals. Guys trying to protect their stock may end up hurting it. https://t.co/fKNow0yVxE
— Jeremy Woo (@JeremyWoo) May 15, 2019
If you remember, PJ Washington scrimmaged last year at the Combine and actually improved his stock before ultimately deciding to return to school. Last night, Herro did shoot around with former LSU big man Naz Reid:
Back at UIC tonight with a packed gym full of 1st round picks. Some high-level shooters in the gym, including Kentucky’s Tyler Herro. pic.twitter.com/d2bXnaK52E
— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) May 15, 2019
Sharpshooting #Kentucky guard prospect Tyler Herro and versatile #LSU big man prospect Naz Reid worked on their pick-and-roll game last night at our @DraftExpress workout and interview session at #UIC in #Chicago pic.twitter.com/ksm6qrVxJY
— DraftExpressContent (@DXContent) May 15, 2019
In other Combine news, measurements are starting to roll out and Bol Bol may not be human:
Oregon's Bol Bol official measurements at the NBA Combine: 7'2 1/4 with shoes, 208 pounds, 7'7 wingspan, 9'7 1/2 standing reach (?), 7.1% body fat.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 15, 2019
We’ll bring you PJ, Tyler, and Keldon’s measurements once they’re released.