The NBA has released the list of players invited to next week's NBA Combine in preparation for the 2016 NBA Draft.
Several Kentucky Wildcats are heading to it, but not all of them got an invite. Those who were invited include point guard Tyler Ulis, forward Marcus Lee, shooting guard Jamal Murray and forward Skal Labissiere. Guard/wing Isaiah Briscoe and forward Alex Poythress were not invited.
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Here are the 2016 NBA Combine invitees:
Ulis, a sophomore guard out of Chicago, finished the season averaging 17.3 ppg and an SEC-best 7.0 apg. Following his final game, Ulis ranked No. 7 nationally in assists and No. 6 in the country with a 3.6 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Labissiere played in all 36 games with 18 starts for UK this past season, but averaged just 6.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. He's projected to be a first-round pick in this year's draft and could sneak into the top 10.
Lee played in every game this past season and gave UK a much-needed shot-blocking presence, not to mention a great lob-dunker. The Antioch, Calif., native recorded career highs in points, rebounds, blocks and assists and shot a team-best 68.0 percent from the floor, the best single-season field-goal percentage in school history with a minimum of 150 shots.
As for Murray, he led the Cats in scoring with 20 ppg this season, which is the highest individual scoring average at UK in the Calipari era. With 720 points this season, he owns the school's freshman single-season scoring record surpassing Brandon Knight (657 points in 2010-11). He's expected to be a top-10 pick and may go as high as No. 3.