Troy Williams receives invite to NBA Draft Combine #iubb

The next step in the draft process for Troy Williams is clear.

Williams has been invited to the NBA Draft Combine next month, his uncle Boo Williams told The Herald-Times on Saturday. The Indiana forward declared for the NBA draft earlier this month.

The combine is an invitation-only event, held May 10-15 in Chicago. Players who have declared for the draft have 10 days from the conclusion of the combine to decide whether they will remain in the field or return to school. Williams has not hired an agent and still holds a year of eligibility should he wish to return to IU.

According to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman on Saturday, former IU point guard Yogi Ferrell is an alternate participant for the combine.

8 comments

  1. Once again Yogi is disrespected nationally! Focus and compete Yogi. I am watching all of the NBA playoff games and there is NO question that you can play in the League! Go for it!

  2. I am very happy for Troy! Good luck! But make some team promise at least a second round draft spot or come back for a great senior year in Bloomington!

  3. I’m not sure that represents any disrespect toward Yogi. It may just mean he doesn’t have to go through that meat market because he is a known commodity. Troy may or may not draw attention on draft day. I don’t think there is any doubt that Yogi will likely be a first round pick.

  4. Chet I hope that you are right about Yogi’s draft status. My own evaluation is that Yogi gets multiple free agent offers to choose from but no 1st or 2nd round draft calls. I think that free agency is superior to any draft position over 50. Troy needs to have a great senior year at Indiana. Being drafted in the late 2nd round and then cut or D-League assigned is a very tough life!

  5. Yeah, who knows? I’m no NBA savant, for sure.

    What gets me is Tyler Ulis listed as a top 10 pick. Seriously? Yogi embarrassed Ulis on the court and IU won the game. Ulis will be eaten alive at 5’9″ in the NBA. He’s not good enough to overcome that as he demonstrated against Yogi.

  6. I can see Yogi filling JJ Barea’s role in Dallas (Barea is 30+). Yogi distributes, extends the defense with the 3 and can get to the basket. He also demonstrated and willingness and had success battling bigger players in the post this season, something Ulis doesn’t have the strength to do. As a matter of fact another small guard, Isiah Thomas in Boston got worked in the first round of the playoffs in those switches. Combine or no, Yogi will make an NBA roster for the aforementioned reasons. Mark my words. Best of luck to Troy at the combine. I hope he’s’ able to show more improvement and move up in the draft rankings…or come on back for his Senior season on a very good squad. I’ll definitely be watching the combine as the last final I give is on Thursday the 5th and my kids are in school until May 25th. Go Hoosiers!!!

  7. A smart NBA GM will have Yogi on his 15 man roster. An even smarter Coach will give him playing time. Yogi will take care of the rest!

  8. Yogi will be starting for an NBA by the end of next season unless he has to beat out a top point guard. He just has all the skills and an NBA physique.

    Tyler Ulis may be a lottery pick but he has D League written all over him.

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