Of these 5 players at the combine, only one was selected to participate in the 5-on-5 scrimmages, which have been brought back after a drought. 32 players played 4 different games in the two days, 2 games a piece, in Chicago. Kentucky point guard Andrew Harrison is trying to move into the first-round and made sure to make the most of his minutes. Harrison posted 17 points, 5 assists and 2 steals, all while his brother was sitting on the opposing bench, in Game 2 of 4.
In the first game before the Harrison twins hit the court, Syracuse forward Rakeem Christmas had a monster 20 point, 6 rebound performance which immediately took his stock up a few points. Others such as Jordan Mickey from LSU and Vince Hunter from UTEP solidified their names in this draft. Chad Ford was on hand at the Combine in Chicago and tweeted his stat sheets of all four match-ups:
Here’s the final box score from the 1st 5-on-5 game at the NBA Draft Combine pic.twitter.com/v26qQPuhSA
— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) May 14, 2015
On day two, (Friday) there were two more games with Pat Connaughton and Quinn Cook sharing 18-a-piece in their victory over Brandon Dawsons’ squad. In the second game of day two Andrew Harrison got back on the court and dropped 6 points with 7 assists in the finale of the athletic side of the combine.
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