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Eight players earn NBA Draft Combine invites via G League Elite Camp

On3 imageby:Jamie Shaw05/15/23


PJ Hall is one of eight players who earned an invite to the NBA Draft Combine after his play at the G League Elite Camp (Hunt/Getty Images)

The G League Elite Camp took place in Chicago this weekend. It is a combine-style, invite-only camp where players compete to get an invite to the NBA Draft Combine. Forty-four players participated this year, and eight were selected to move on.

Seventy-eight players were invited to the 2023 NBA Draft Combine, looking to be one of the 58 drafted in late June. While the G League Elite Camp ended on Sunday, the first part of the NBA Draft Combine starts on Monday, May 15. Throughout NBA Draft Combine week, players will be tested, measured, interviewed, do skill work, and get up and down. The combine will run through Sunday, May 21.

It should be worth noting that not every player invited to the combine particpates. Some choose to sit the event out and take part only in the individual workouts of their choice. Some will just participate in specific pieces of the combine; the testing, the shooting, the playing, etc. That said, 78 were originally selected, and now we can add eight more to the list.

Very rarely does a player who does not recieve an NBA Draft Combine invite get drafted. Let’s go through the players who earned their invite through their play at this weekend’s G League Elite Camp.

NBA Draft Combine Invitees

G Jazian Gortman, Overtime Elite

6-1 | 174 pounds | 6-10 wingspan | 8-5 standing reach | April 2003

Camp totals: 21 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, 17 FG, 2-5 3P

Jazian Gortman had a 38.5 max vert with 3.6 percent body fat. Gortman exudes toughness; his competitive fire shined from start to finish. Gortman has quick hands and uses his length well on defense. He has a sharp handle and is comfortable getting his team into sets or knocking down shots with range. Gortman averaged 13.0 points, 3.6 assists, and 1.9 steals at Overtime Elite this season.

G Sir’Jabari Rice, Texas

6-3.25 | 172.6 pounds | 6-9.25 wingspan | 8-5 standing reach | December 1998

Camp totals: 29 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 8-17 FG, 3-8 3P

Sir’Jabari Rice had a 33.0 max vert with 4.9 percent body fat. Rice showed his chops as a scorer this weekend. He was confident with the jump shot, able to get it off quickly off the bounce and the catch. He is a good athlete and gave good effort on defense. The ability to create space was interesting, as he was second in camp in scoring. Rice averaged 13.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.0 steals for Texas.

F Hunter Tyson, Clemson

6-7.5 | 208.8 pounds | 6-9.75 wingspan | 8-9 standing reach | June 2000

Camp totals: 22 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block, 8-21 FG, 3-13 3P

Hunter Tyson had a 30.5 max vert with 9.8 percent body fat. It was the shot-making that got Tyson here. He was able to confidently take and make shots throughout the course of the games. Tyson has smooth form with good balance and a clean release. He knows how to play and understands positioning. Tyson earned first-team All-ACC honors after averaging 15.3 points and 9.6 rebounds for Clemson this season.

F Johni Broome, Auburn

6-9 | 247.2 pounds | 7-0 wingspan | 9-0 standing reach | July 2002

Camp totals: 40 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 4 blocks, 16-25 FG, 2-5 3P

Johni Broome had a 31.0 max vert with a 12.9 percent body fat. Simply put, he was the most productive player throughout the camp. The lefty finished with touch around the basket and showed confidence in pick-and-pop situations. Broome used his length well around the basket. The junior averaged 14.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks this season.

F PJ Hall, Clemson

6-8.25 | 241 pounds | 7-1.5 wingspan | 9-0 standing reach | February 2002

Camp totals: 24 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 9-24 FG, 4-11 3P

PJ Hall had a 34.0 max vert with 8.0 percent body fat. Hall opened eyes on the first day, where he finished with 17 points, going 3-of-7 from three. He is a grinder on the floor, rebounds, floor burns, and good screens are in his wheelhouse. He also showed the shooting touch, which was big for his player archetype. Hall averaged 15.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks for Clemson this season.

F Tosan Evbuomwan, Princeton

6-7.25 | 215 pounds | 7-1.5 wingspan | 8-9 standing reach | February 2001

Camp totals: 18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, 6-10 FG

Tosan Evbuomwan had a 33.5 max vert with 9.25 percent body fat. Evbuomwan is a unique talent and may not have been able to showcase his full tool kit in the G League Elite Camp setting. The native of England’s best attribute may be his court vision and passing ability. Here, he showed he can play in transition and is smart in the passing lanes. Not a combine guy, but one who shines once you turn the tape on. Evbuomwan earned first-team All-Ivy this season after averaging 15.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.9 assists for Clemson.

G Kendric Davis, Memphis

5-10.25 | 181.2 pounds | 6-1 wingspan | 7-8.5 standing reach | May 1999

Camp totals: 24 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 steals, 7-17 FG, 2-5 3P

Kendric Davis had a 32.5 max vert with 6.7 percent body fat. Davis seemingly had command of what was going on around him while on the floor. He was a flashy but effective passer, and he put pressure on the defense, touching the paint often. While he did struggle at times with the size/length, Davis also showed he could be a capable shot-maker with a floater and creating space along the perimeter. Davis earned first-team All-AAC this season after averaging 21.9 points, 5.4 assists, and 2.0 steals for Memphis.

F Dillon Jones, Weber State

6-4.5 | 233 pounds | 6-11.25 wingspan | 8-8 standing reach | October 2001

Camp totals: 24 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 steals, 6-14 FG, 1-4 3P

Dillon Jones had a 29.0 max vert with 15.5 percent body fat. Jones filled the stat sheet throughout the weekend. He is a good area rebounder and has excellent court sense. He was an opportune scorer, turning defense into offense or getting to the basket off straight-line drives in the half-court. Jones is a basketball mind and was in the conversation for the best defender in the camp. He earned first-team All-Big Sky at Weber State after averaging 16.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.6 steals this season.

Stats leaders (two game totals)


1. Johni Broom (Auburn) – 40
2. Sir’Jabari Rice (Texas) – 29
3. Antoine Davis (Detroit-Mercy) – 26
4. Kendric Davis (Memphis) – 24
5. Dillon Jones (Weber State) – 24


1. Norchad Omier (Miami) – 15
2. Dillon Jones (Weber State) -14
3. Alex Fudge (Florida) -13
4. D’Moi Hodge (Missouri) – 13
5. Johni Broome (Auburn) – 12


1. Markquis Nowell (Kansas State) – 13
2. Kendric Davis (Memphis) – 11
3. Mark Sears (Alabama) – 8
4. Tyger Campbell (UCLA) – 7
5. Drew Peterson (USC) – 6


1. Dillon Jones (Weber State) – 6
2. Leaky Black (UNC) – 5
3. Olivier Nkamhoua (Tennessee) – 4
4. Hakim Hart (Maryland) – 4
5. Landers Nolley (Cincinnati) – 4


1. Johni Broom (Auburn) – 4
2. Johnell Davis (FAU) – 3
3. Jalen Bridges (West Virginia) – 3
4. Mark Sears (Alabama) – 3
5. Colin Castleton (Florida) – 4