College Recruits Should Pay Attention to Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid Skipping the Combine

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Andrew Wiggins noticed that Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid decided to skip the NBA pre-draft combine, and that inspired the Canadian forward to follow suit. They should all go in the top three of the draft, barring any medical red flags, and missing the combine is not likely to have any impact on where they end up going.

Teams can still set up individual workouts once the draft lottery is set, so we should be hearing plenty of news surrounding that and especially when it comes to these three.
It will be interesting to see if the recruiting classes below them take note of this, because it could result in less overall interest in the combine going forward. Embiid in particular will have to go through individual team physicals, especially because back issues plagued the end of his freshman year.

If I had to pick the order that they will go in, then I would say Parker will go first, Wiggins will go second, and then Embiid third. Obviously, that prediction could change once the draft order is set, but it is definitely something that always peaks my interest. Here is hoping that Bill Simmons works the draft again, because his feud with Doc Rivers last season was prettty great television. They have since apparently repaired things, but there is always hope for a little more drama.

That is all for Prep today, but feel free to stop by our NBA page for a slideshow about what the Sacramento Kings can do this summer. Stay safe out there Chi-town.

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