Players running with the Albany City Rocks (N.Y.) and the PSA Cardinals (N.Y.) will get a strong look from dozens of college head and assistant coaches Sunday during the second of three NCAA mandated live periods in July.
But the two teams won’t be competing against teams from all over the country at an AAU tournament; instead they’ll run drills and sharpen their skills combine style at Commonwealth Academy (Springfield, Mass.).
News of the combine was first reported by ZAGSBLOG.com.
Albany City Rocks director Jim Hart got the combine idea from Kentucky coach John Calipari’s famous Wildcat combine showcasing his nine McDonald’s All Americans, which brought in nearly 100 NBA scouts last October.
Kentucky eventually sent six players to the NBA Draft, including No. 1 overall pick Karl Towns. The six players tied an NBA record set by Kentucky in 2012.
College coaches will be flocking to Sunday’s combine to see a handful of Division I prospects that will be on display including Bryce Aiken, a point guard who has been stellar all summer, Mohamed Bamba, a center who is ranked No. 10 overall in the ESPN 60 and Kassoum Yakwe, a workhorse of a forward with offers from Kansas, Maryland, Louisville, among many others.
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