Nick Smith Jr., Anthony Black, Jordan Walsh, Ricky Council all invited NBA Draft combine
Four former Arkansas players have accepted invitations to participate in the NBA Draft combine from May 15-21 in Chicago.
Guards Nick Smith Jr. and Anthony Black and wings Jordan Walsh and Ricky Council all entered their names into the draft over the spring. Smith and Black are expected to be first-round picks. Council has found himself consistently near the back of the second round in mocks. Walsh isn’t taken in most mock drafts.
Smith has the most to gain in the combine. He was once projected to go as high as No. 2 in the draft. But that was before he began his career with the Razorbacks. Instead, he’s fallen all the way out of the lottery in the latest CBS Sports projection after injuries took more than half his season and when he was healthy, he never looked like a superstar.
Council led the team in scoring and turned himself into a prospect. He shot just 27% from 3-point range which limits him to the second round, at best, but his slashing ability has kept him on boards. Walsh’s defense and multi-position versatility is his calling card. Black is all but a lock for the top 10 as a 6-foot-7 ball-handling point guard who can defend multiple spots.
Arkansas guard Devo Davis also declared for the draft, but he has largely been considered the most likely to return to Fayetteville.
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