Earlier this week, Hamidou Diallo’s high school coach said Diallo told him all six Kentucky players who declared for the NBA Draft were invited to the Combine. Turns out that’s not true. Yahoo’s Shams Charania published the combine invite list, and while Diallo, Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PJ Washington and Jarred Vanderbilt’s names are listed, Wenyen Gabriel’s is not.
Seventy-three players in all were invited to the combine, and considering Wenyen hasn’t shown up in any mock drafts, the news that he didn’t receive an invitation isn’t surprising. While that alone may be the push Wenyen needs to return to school for another season, he may be prepared to explore other options in the G-League or overseas. Here’s hoping he returns to Lexington.
ICYMI last night, Diallo’s coach also told the Herald Leader that he’s heard Diallo will not participate in the Combine:
To check out the complete Combine invite list, click the link below.