Report: Trey Burke invited to NBA Draft's green room
5:40 PM, Jun 23, 2013
(WXYZ) - Trey Burke should be one of the first players taken in Thursday's NBA Draft. That, we all assume.
With four days left before the draft, we now know he'll be one of the first players
seen in Brooklyn, too.
After polling general managers to see who's likely to be drafted in the lottery, the league has sent its green room invitations to the top college prospects, and Burke is included in the batch.
The NBA invited 10 players to travel to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Among those invited with Burke are Nerlens Noel (Kentucky); Victor Oladipo (Indiana); Otto Porter (Georgetown); Alex Len (Maryland); Anthony Bennett (UNLV); Ben McLemore (Kansas); Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse); C.J. McCollum (Lehigh) and Cody Zeller (Indiana).
Typically, the NBA will contact agents to extend additional invitations as the draft date draws closer to up the total to 15 athletes.
Invitations are expected to be sent to Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Pittsburgh's Steven Adams, UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad, Russia's Sergey Karasev, Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk and Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Cleveland Cavaliers hold the number one pick in the draft and are expected to trade it to the highest bidder come draft night. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET.