Hammons, Swanigan Invited to NBA Combine

A.J. Hammons and Caleb Swanigan were both invited to the NBA Combine in Chicago. It was expected for A.J. to get invited as he was one of the best centers in the country last season. He will get to battle against the likes of Jakob Peoltl (Utah, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award winner), Damiain Jones (Vanderbilt), Domantas Sabonis (Gonzaga) and others. Many projections have Hammons as a late first round or early second round pick. He could really help his stock with a good showing.

Swanigan is going to the combine without hiring an agent. He still keeps the door open for a possible return back to Purdue. In my opinion, he still has some work to do before being ready to go pro. If he could prove he could knock down the perimeter jump shot and got some more lateral quickness, I think he could be a lottery pick next year. I haven’t seen a projection that shows him in the top 15 in the daft, but he tweeted this yesterday so interpret it for yourself.

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