NBA draft green room: Holmgren, Smith headline prospects to earn invitations

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With less than two weeks to go until the 2022 NBA draft, the league is beginning to extend invitations to prospects to attend the festivities from the green room at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Teams each year vote on players they believe will be drafted early, typically the top 20-25 prospects. Last year, 20 players were invited to the green room and each were selected in the first round. However, Josh Primo was not invited and was the 12th pick by the San Antonio Spurs.

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Jonathan Givony of ESPN on Thursday reported that 11 prospects have been invited to the green room so far with more players to come. Of course, the list is likely a sign of things to come but the final results on draft night could differ.

Here is the list of players invited to the draft green room.

Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga

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Jabari Smith Jr., Auburn

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Paolo Banchero, Duke

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Jaden Ivey, Purdue

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Keegan Murray, Iowa

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Dyson Daniels, NBA G League Ignite

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Shaedon Sharpe, Kentucky

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Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona

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Johnny Davis, Wisconsin

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Jalen Duren, Memphis

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AJ Griffin, Duke

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