June 22, 2013
The NBA has invited Nerlens Noel to the Green Room (no surprise there) for the NBA Draft, according to Chad Ford.
Nine others received preliminary invites, with more possible to come. So far the invite list reads:
Victor Oladipo (Indiana)
Otto Porter (Georgetown)
Alex Len (Maryland)
Anthony Bennett (UNLV)
Ben McLemore (Kansas)
Trey Burke (Michigan)
Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse)
C.J. McCollum (Lehigh)
Cody Zeller (Indiana)
We can probably count on John Calipari attending the draft in support of Noel. He's gone each of the last three years, as he's had at least one player picked in the top 10 in each.
If Noel goes No. 1, UK will be the second program (Duke) to produce three No. 1 NBA draft picks.