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REPORT: EJ Montgomery Receives NBA Draft Combine Invite

Earlier this week it was reported Kentucky was expected to have three players at the NBA Draft Combine- Tyler Herro, Keldon Johnson, and PJ Washington. Now, EJ Montgomery will join them as the fourth Wildcat at this years NBA Draft Combine.

According to the Herald-Leader, EJ Montgomery has accepted an invitation to participate in the Combine and plans to play in the five-on-five games. Washington, Herro, and Johnson have all opted not to play in the five-on-five, but they will go through athletic and medical testing, plus be interviewed by NBA teams.

There is still no word on Reid Travis or Nick Richards receiving an invitation to this year’s combine.

The Combine begins May 12 and will last until the 19th in Chicago.

Montogomery and Richards have until May 29th to decide if they are going to stay in the draft.


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Article written by Brent Wainscott

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14 Comments for REPORT: EJ Montgomery Receives NBA Draft Combine Invite



  1. maximumscott
    2:25 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

    Probably where the Jaden Mcdaniel tweets came from….



    • nocode96
      3:04 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

      What did he tweet?



    • mashman 93
      3:05 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

      Surely EJ comes back.



  2. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    2:40 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

    Maybe Cal knew something about EJ’s intent to stay in if he got any positive feedback. Not saying that is his intention but if so it would explain why Cal is trying to load up on post guys when he usually likes to save scholarships in case guys stay.



  3. SanDiegoCats
    2:58 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

    We need bigs next year but if we get a Guy or 2 to commit or transfer I don’t think I’d be all that upset if EJ stayed in draft.



  4. Larkin123
    3:17 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

    EJ stays in the draft kiss ff goodbye… sure we have Bahamas fans who will list all the players with tons a freshmen who are not top five players, but this kid would average 11 and 8 and changed shot on defensive end. Active monster!!! If you think he is a Richards type a his soph, you cant judge talent. He was already equal to Richards with one less year…



    • Cokely53
      5:37 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

      If we lost EJ and got Blackshear, that would still be a net gain. Some of you fans are so pessimistic. The sky is falling!!!



  5. VirginiaCat
    4:52 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

    The rule change that allows “student athletes” to work with agents is what worries me with respect to EJ. Agents have a vested interest in college players staying in the draft, in order for agents to make money. Consequently, I think we will see more and more “bubble” players staying in the draft.



  6. nocode96
    5:10 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

    Wouldn’t blame him a bit for staying in it, not even a little. It would put the pressure on Richards to improve and be the player we all know he can be. Probably couldn’t hurt in our pursuit of Blackshear and McDaniels.



    • mashburnfan1
      8:29 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

      He will not be picked so I would blame him for staying in the draft. You do know there are more kids declaring early than there are draft picks made. That does not include Seniors and overseas players. Many of these kids will not be picked and some will find places to play, G league, overseas etc but sadly some will not. As for Reid and Nick, are you really waiting on word for them, I can save you time and tell you now they have zero shot at being drafted as well. Only thing Nick and EJ has shown so far is size, which is important, but Nick has been a disaster and EJ simply did not get much of a chance to play. Both have potential, and size will always give them a chance, but they have a lot of work to do.



  7. UKinIN
    6:09 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

    Next up on the UK 2019-20 roster playlist, “Goodbye to You” by Scandal.



    • CATandMONKEY
      2:14 am May 6, 2019 Permalink

      Their best tune.
      Great synth solo before the 80s made synths caricatures of themselves.



  8. sharpshooter81
    9:49 pm May 5, 2019 Permalink

    Nothing wrong with EJ going to the combine and see how he matches against other players. In the end the scouts are going to advise him to go back to school like they did Washington last year.



  9. JT55
    6:05 pm May 6, 2019 Permalink

    Hopefully he comes back if he doesn’t get the projections he desires. I’m not sold on Blackshear wanting to come here, and I don’t think Mcdaniels is the type of player we need to make a run.