Nebraska junior Isaiah Roby is officially headed to Chicago.
The NBA released a 66-player participation list for the upcoming NBA Combine set for May 15–19 in the Windy City and the 6-foot-8, 228-pound forward’s name was on it.
The native of Dixon, Illinois, averaged 11.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.3 steals while shooting 45.4 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from 3 and 67.7 percent from the free-throw line as a junior. He was third in the Big Ten in blocks and ninth in steals, making him the only player to finish in the top 10 of both categories. He recorded three double-doubles and five 20-point games including a career-high of 28 against Butler in the NIT.
Roby is the first Husker to receive an invitation to the combine since Terran Petteway in 2015. Roby worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday.
James Palmer Jr. will participate in the NBA G League Elite Camp in Chicago next week with an opportunity to earn an invitation to the combine.
Currently, Roby will be joined at the combine by fellow Big Ten players Ignas Brazdeikis, Charles Matthews and Jordan Poole of Michigan, Carsen Edwards of Purdue, Bruno Fernando of Maryland and Romeo Langford of Indiana. The full list of participants is below.
The NBA officially announces the 66 players invited to the NBA Combine in Chicago pic.twitter.com/1o2U0XShtk
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 8, 2019
Jonathan Givony of ESPN has the Dallas Mavericks taking Roby with the 37th pick in his latest mock draft.
Underclassmen—like Roby—have 10 days after the combine, or until May 29 this year, to withdraw from the draft and maintain their college eligibility. The 2019 NBA Draft is set for June 20.
Jacob Padilla has been writing for Hail Varsity since 2015. He covers football, volleyball men’s basketball and prep sports. He also co-hosts the Nebraska Preps Postgame and Nebraska Shootaround podcasts for the Hurrdat Media and Hail Varsity podcast networks. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.