Helped: Kevin Huerter (Maryland, SF, Sophomore)
CHICAGO — Scouts and executives from all 30 teams were present for the 2018 NBA Draft Combine to interview and watch eligible prospects perform drills, athletic testing, measurements and scrimmaging. authentic nfl jerseys cheap
And every year, we see players help or hurt their stock.
Kyle Kuzma was 2017’s big winner after dominating five-on-five play.
Some of this year’s winners are prospects without agents who are testing the waters, trying to make enough of an impression to secure first-round interest. And after the week, it seems like a few will steal spots in the teens or 20s, which could shake up our post-lottery mock draft.
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After a 31-point performance (that likely influenced his decision to test the waters) in the national title game, Donte DiVincenzo kept it going in Chicago.
With everyone in the gym locked in on the first few minutes of Thursday’s opening scrimmage, DiVincenzo knocked down a pair of catch-and-shoot three-pointers, both contested, a reflection of both his shot-making skills and confidence. nfl jerseys for cheap
He continued to make an impression with his energy and athleticism by pushing the pace, creating turnovers and rising above bigs in traffic to grab rebounds.
Exiting the combine with the highest standing leap (34.5″), tied for the top max vertical (42.0″) and the fifth-fastest lane agility time (10.72), DiVincenzo was an obvious winner.
Thursday afternoon, he hinted at wanting to be a first-round pick to keep his name in the draft. We had already had him No. 25 on lottery night.
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Viewed as a shooting specialist out of Maryland, Kevin Huerter backed up his reputation, but also flashed versatility that suggests he’s more than just a spot-up marksman.
He showcased his convincing 41.7 percent three-point stroke, though it was the other skills that popped—particularly during scrimmages.
Huerter, who averaged 3.4 assists as a sophomore, demonstrated both high-IQ passing and the ability to attack closeouts and make plays. “Knows how to play” will be a cliche written on scouting reports.
The eye test may show a skinny, below-the-rim forward, but he measured 6’7 ½” and managed to record the third-fasted shuttle at the combine. And he got up for a respectable 38-inch max vertical. cheap nfl authentic jerseys
It could still make sense for Huerter to return as a junior, when he’d have a better shot to crack the lottery. Either way, he capitalized on his invite to the combine and should now be on every team’s radar, whether it’s for this draft or next.