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League reveals expected 2018 NBA Draft Combine attendees

The 69 players at the NBA Draft Combine topped by Jaren Jackson Jr., Marvin Bagley, Mohamed Bamba, Trae Young and Colin Sexton

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Finally at long last, Phoenix Suns fans have been treated to the news for which they have thirsted all offseason. We now know the names of the 69 individuals that will attend the 2018 NBA Draft Combine at Quest Multisport in Chicago, Illinois.

DeAndre Ayton won’t be there. His Arizona teammates Rawle Alkins and Allonzo Trier will be though. You probably already knew that Luka Doncic will not attend. He still has basketball to play and will be participating in the EuroLeague Final Four at the same time as the combine.

Thursday May 17th and Friday May 18th is when it all goes down. There will be strength and agility drills and even some real life 5-on-5 basketball for these NBA hopefuls. ESPN2 is providing coverage from 3p-7p ET on both days. Get it on your calendar. Here’s the full list of those expected to attend:

  • Rawle Alkins (Arizona)
  • Grayson Allen (Duke)
  • Kostas Antetokounmpo (Dayton)
  • Udoka Azubuike (Kansas)
  • Marvin Bagley III (Duke)
  • Mohamed Bamba (Texas)
  • Jaylen Barford (Arkansas)
  • Keita Bates-Diop (Ohio State)
  • Tyus Battle (Syracuse)
  • Brian Bowen II (South Carolina)
  • Mikal Bridges (Villanova)
  • Myles Bridges (Michigan State)
  • Bruce Brown Jr. (Miami)
  • Troy Brown Jr. (Oregon)
  • Jalen Brunson (Villanova)
  • Tony Carr (Penn State)
  • Jevon Carter (West Virginia)
  • Wendell Carter, Jr. (Duke)
  • Hamidou Diallo (Kentucky)
  • Donte DiVincenzo (Villanova)
  • Trevon Duval (Duke)
  • Jacob Evans (Cincinnati)
  • Bruno Fernando (Maryland)
  • Melvin Frazier Jr. (Tulane)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky)
  • Devonte Graham (Kansas)
  • Devon Hall (Virginia)
  • Jaylen Hands (UCLA)
  • Kevin Hervey (Texas-Arlington)
  • Aaron Holiday (UCLA)
  • Kevin Huerter (Maryland)
  • Chandler Hutchison (Boise State)
  • Jaren Jackson, Jr. (Michigan State)
  • Justin Jackson (Maryland)
  • Alize Johnson (Missouri State)
  • George King (Colorado)
  • Kevin Knox (Kentucky)
  • Sagaba Konate (West Virginia)
  • Caleb Martin (Nevada)
  • Cody Martin (Nevada)
  • Yante Maten (Georgia)
  • Brandon McCoy (UNLV)
  • De’Anthony Melton (USC)
  • Chimezie Metu (USC)
  • Shake Milton (SMU)
  • Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Kansas)
  • Malik Newman (Kansas)
  • Josh Okogie (Georgia Tech)
  • Jontay Porter (Missouri)
  • Michael Porter, Jr. (Missouri)
  • Billy Preston (Kansas)
  • Jerome Robinson (Boston College)
  • Mitchell Robinson (Western Kentucky)
  • Collin Sexton (Alabama)
  • Landry Shamet (Wichita State)
  • Anfernee Simons (IMG Academy)
  • Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech)
  • Omari Spellman (Villanova)
  • Khyri Thomas (Creighton)
  • Gary Trent Jr. (Duke)
  • Allonzo Trier (Arizona)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (Kentucky)
  • Moritz Wagner (Michigan)
  • Lonnie Walker (Miami)
  • PJ Washington (Kentucky)
  • Austin Wiley (Auburn)
  • Kris Wilkes (UCLA)
  • Kenrich Williams (TCU)
  • Trae Young (Oklahoma)

*those in bold have been mentioned more than once for the Suns, who hold the one of the top 4 picks (lottery to be held on May 15), plus #16 and #31 and a late-second rounder.

After the combine is done and coach Igor Kokoskov has named an assistant or two, expect a ton of predraft workouts again this year, Suns fans. When you’ve got picks at all the hot spots, every agent will find a way to get his client to Phoenix.

The Suns won’t use all their picks, but they will want to see all the prospects up close anyway so they’re ready for whatever happens.

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