Zion Williamson, Ja Morant headline 20 players invited to NBA draft

Johnny Flores Jr.Yahoo Sports Contributor
NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum gets ready to announce the order of the picks during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP)
NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum gets ready to announce the order of the picks during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP)

Projected No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks, Zion Williamson and Ja Morant respectively, will headline a class of 20 prospects who will sit in the green room during next week’s NBA draft on June 20.

The final list unveiled today features some of the top NBA prospects in this year’s class, including R.J. Barrett, Darius Garland and De’Andre Hunter.

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These players will sit near the stage and await for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to call their name whenever they are selected.

The group of players are all expected to go within the first round, however, invited players falling into the second round has happened in the past. An invite reflects positively of a prospect’s draft stock.

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