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May 20, 2011 at 7:35 AM

Isaiah Thomas competes in NBA pre-draft combine

Washington junior Isaiah Thomas is one of 54 players participating in the NBA pre-draft combine.
Here’s a complete list of the participants.
This is a major accomplishment for Thomas considering the combine includes the top draft prospects.
Getting invited to the camp doesn’t mean Thomas will be drafted, but it does put him among elite company. The combine is directed by famed trainer Tim Grover and it’s being held at Chicago’s Attack Athletics facility.
According to the Bleacher Report, Thomas will have to overcome questions about his size.
He’s also chronicling his journey to the draft for Dime Magazine. Thomas said he’s working out with Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry, the former Franklin High star. Thomas is also training in Las Vegas with Joe Abunassar at Impact.
On Thursday Thomas and the players participated in an array of basketball-related drills that included spot-up shooting, transition shooting, contested shooting, 3-on-2 drills, 2-on-1 drills, a defensive rotating drill, cone dribble drill, guarding the pick and roll and rebounding. There were no games, 5-on-5 drills or scrimmages.
Players also underwent media interviews and ESPNU provided four hours of coverage.
Today is agility and speed drills. The players will also be measured for height, wingspan, shoe size and vertical jump.
Other Pac-10 players invited to the combine include: Washington State’s Klay Thompson, Arizona’s Derrick Williams, USC’s Nikola Vucevic, UCLA’s Tyler Honeycutt and Malcolm Lee and former Oregon center Michael Dunigan who played overseas last season.
Washington seniors Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Justin Holiday were not invited to the camp, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be taken in the June 23 draft.
On a related note, Thomas signed with Byron Irvin of Lagardere Unlimited.


FRIDAY MORNING LINKS:
Arizona hired former University of New Orleans coach Joe Pasternack as an assistant.
— Arizona sophomore Lamont ‘MoMo’ Jones will transfer to St. John’s and there’s a chance he could play this season under NCAA hardship rules.
— I know these links are Arizona heavy, but here’s a video of Williams shot yesterday at the NBA draft camp.
— Utah will need name tags at the start of training camp. The Utes lose nine, return four and bring in seven new players for the 2011-12 season. They will have just 11 scholarship players available because two guys including former Rainier Beach High star Aaron Dotson will have to sit out due to NCAA transfer rules.

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