NBA Draft green room invites announced


The expected top-two picks and a pair of Kentucky Wildcats highlight the 19 players invited to Thursday’s NBA Draft green room, the league announced Tuesday.

Expected No. 1 pick Ben Simmons (LSU) and likely No. 2 Ben Ingram (Duke) will be in attendance as will Kentucky’s Jamal Murray and Skal Labissiere, both of whom are expected lottery picks, with Murray projected to potentially go in the top five.

Kentucky wasn’t the only school to land two players at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center as Michigan State (Denzel Valentine and Deyonta Davis) and Washington (Marquese Criss and Dejuonte Murray) both accomplished the feat as well.

Two international players also received invites in Croatia’s Dragan Bender and Timothe Luwawu of France.

Others invited were Jaylen Brown (California), Kris Dunn (Providence), Henry Ellenson (Marquette), Buddy Hield (Oklahoma), Jakob Poeltl (Utah), Domantas Sabonis (Gonzaga), Wade Baldwin (Vanderbilt), Malachi Richardson and Malik Beasley (Florida).

The draft is Thursday at 7:30 p.m.