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The Hawks were assigned 12 players to interview at the recently completed NBA Scouting Combine. There were 67 draft-eligible players at the combine in Chicago where many took part in drills and scrimmages. NBA teams are assigned players for individual interviews. The Hawks interviewed: Jarrett Allen, Texas, Center; Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State, Point Guard; John Collins, Wake Forest, Power Forward; T.J. Leaf, UCLA, Power Forward; Frank Jackson, Duke, Point Guard; Monte Morris, Iowa State, Point Guard; Harry Giles, Duke, Center; Dillon Brooks, Oregon, Small Forward; Donovan Mitchell, Louisville, Shooting Guard; Dwayne Bacon, Florida State, Small Forward; Caleb Swanigan, Purdue, Power Forward; Justin Patton, Creighton, Center.
Their fact-finding began in earnest this week in Chicago. As of Thursday afternoon, the Mavericks had interviews with 16 players, including Creighton’s Justin Patton, Baylor’s Jonathan Motley, SMU’s Semi Ojeleye and Florida State’s Dwayne Bacon.
Jeff Goodman: Add former Creighton big man Justin Patton to those I have confirmed that has been invited to the NBA Draft Combine.
“I don’t know what the outcome is going to be. I don’t know if I’m going to be a legend or I’m going to be a bust. But, I’m going to work my hardest,” Justin Patton said. The Omaha native, who stands at 7-feet tall, may not be certain of his professional basketball future, but he’s positive he’s making the right decision to forgo his final three seasons at Creighton for a shot in the NBA. Patton and CU athletics announced the decision in a release Wednesday, but held a press conference Thursday to answer questions.
Creighton freshman Justin Patton, a possible lottery selection, plans to enter the 2017 NBA draft and sign with an agent, league sources told The Vertical. Patton, 19, will formally announce the decision this week