Vanderbilt trio gets invitation to NBA Draft Combine

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11:14pm
Staff reports

Vanderbilt’s three NBA draft hopefuls will get a chance to show the entire league what they can do.

Former Commodores Festus Ezeli, John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor have been invited to the NBA Draft Combine,  June 7-8 at Chicago.

Sixty NBA prospects will perform in front of representatives from all 30 teams. The draft is June 28 and the draft lottery order will be determined Wednesday.

Ezeli, 6-foot-11 center from Nigeria, averaged 10.1 points and 5.9 rebounds during his senior season in 2011-12.

Jenkins, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Hendersonville who declared for the draft after his junior year, captured the SEC scoring title the last two years. He averaged 19.9 points last winter.

Taylor was right behind him. The 6-foot-7 forward from Sweden averaged 16.1 points and 5.6 rebounds as a senior.