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Washington, Diallo to Participate in Combine 5-on-5

A pair of Wildcats will scrimmage in front of dozens of scouts at the NBA Combine in Chicago.

The rosters have been released for the 5-on-5 portion of the combine.  Hamidou Diallo will play for Team Two alongside Kansas’ Devonte Graham, UCLA’s Kris Wilkes and Louisville’s Ray Spalding.  P.J. Washington will team up with Kansas’ Malik Newman, Auburn’s Austin Wiley and West Virginia’s Sagaba Konate on Team Three.

Kentucky’s Kevin Knox and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, both projected to be lottery picks, are noticeably absent from the roster, seen below:


The scrimmages will take place after players are tested in a variety of drills.  You can catch all of the action on ESPN2 from 3:00-7:00 today and tomorrow.


The fine reporters at ESPN just notified us that even though he’s on the roster, Hamidou Diallo will not participate in the scrimmage portion of the combine.  A surprising move, maybe he believes less is more?

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 responses to “Washington, Diallo to Participate in Combine 5-on-5”

  1. binarysolo

    Either Hami got a guarantee in the second round or he’s getting some *hilarious* advice.

  2. Alex90

    I just received a report from his brother statng that he is participating in the 5 on 5 scrimmage

  3. RC

    Here’s the link to official measurables. PJ is 6’8 in shoes, which we all sort of knew, but that’s not very impressive compared to others on the list. Would you rather have PJ (without a jump shot) or Yante Maten (6’81/2) who’s stronger, more athletic and can reliably make an 18 footer?

    Or how about Spellman from Villanova? He’s 6’9, just as young as PJ and can also make a jump shot.

    The more I think about PJ’s role in The Association he’s going to need to be a stretch-4 and so far has shown zero shooting skills. If he stays in the draft I don’t see him being anything more than a 2nd rounder with minimal guarantee and a ton of time in the G-league. Hard road from there to a role in the NBA and lucrative 2nd contract. Very hard road.