2013 NBA Draft Combine Participant List Officially Released

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 9, 2013

The NBA has released its participants for the draft combine, and the list features some of the best college and international prospects in the game.

Chad Ford of ESPN posted the full list on Twitter, which you can see here:

PlayerCollege/Club
Steven AdamsPittsburgh
Lorenzo BrownNorth Carolina State
Reggie BullockNorth Carolina
Trey BurkeMichigan
Kentavious Caldwell-PopeGeorgia
Isaiah CanaanMurray State
Jackie CarmichaelIllinois State
Michael Carter-WilliamsSyracuse
Allen CrabbeCalifornia
Seth CurryDuke
Brandon DaviesBYU
Dewayne DedmonSouthern California
Gorgui DiengLouisville
James EnnisLong Beach State
Carrick Felix Arizona State
Jamaal FranklinSan Diego State
Rudy GobertCholet (France)
Archie GoodwinKentucky
Erick GreenVirginia Tech
Tim Hardaway Jr. Michigan
Solomon HillArizona
Richard HowellNorth Carolina State
Colton IversonColorado State
Pierre JacksonBaylor
Grant JerrettArizona
Myck KabongoTexas
Kenny KadjiMiami (FL)
Ryan KellyDuke
Shane LarkinMiami (FL)
Ricky LedoProvidence
Alex LenMaryland
C.J. LeslieNorth Carolina State
Trevor MbakweMinnesota
Ray McCallumDetroit
C.J. McCollumLehigh
Ben McLemoreKansas
Tony MitchellNorth Texas
Shabazz MuhammadUCLA
Erik MurphyFlorida
Mike MuscalaBucknell
Nerlens NoelKentucky
Victor OladipoIndiana
Kelly OlynykGonzaga
Brandon PaulIllinois
Norvel PelleLos Angeles College Prep Academy
Mason PlumleeDuke
Otto Porter Jr.Georgetown
Phil PresseyMissouri
Glen Rice Jr.Rio Grande Valley (D-League)
Andre RobersonColorado
Dennis SchroederNew Yorker Phantoms (Germany)
Peyton SivaLouisville
Tony SnellNew Mexico
James SoutherlandSyracuse
Adonis ThomasMemphis
Deshaun ThomasOhio State
Jeff WitheyKansas
Nate WoltersSouth Dakota State
B.J. YoungArkansas
Cody ZellerIndiana

 

The actual event takes place on May 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET and can be seen on ESPNU. Scouts and front-office personnel use this opportunity to get an up-close look at these prospects in order to decide who is worth drafting on June 27.

Among the names listed is virtually anyone that can be expected to be drafted in the first round, including all of the top players in the class. 

Kentucky's Nerlens Noel is arguably the best available and will be in attendance at the scouting event, although he is still recovering from a torn ACL. Ben McLemore of Kansas, Otto Porter of Georgetown and Indiana's Victor Oladipo are other big names to keep an eye on.

Of course, there are always people left off of the list, and Ford takes a look at some notable snubs:

D.J. Stephens is one player that should be extremely disappointed, because his athleticism is something that could help him move up draft boards over the next few weeks. His exclusion will certainly hurt his ability to turn heads. 

Still, there are plenty of other elite prospects available for teams to get a look at in Chicago. All of these players are looking to show the squads one thing: that they have what it takes to make it in the NBA.