The official list of layers invited to the NBA Combine in Chicago next week was released moments ago and one player was noticeably absent: Sagaba Konate, West Virginia University’s most dominant shot blocker ever, has not been invited to participate.
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Konate, the 6’8 Junior, averaged 13.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game in only eight total games last year. This is likely another huge blow for Konate’s bid to be drafted in June’s 2019 NBA Draft.
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A troublesome knee, a questionable jumpshot and the fact that he’s undersized for his position in the NBA previously led everyone except him and his brother to think that he should return to WVU for one more year. Not being invited to participate in the NBA Combine might finally convince Konate that returning for one more year might not be a bad idea.
Players from the Big 12 Conference that were invited include Jarrett Culver of Texas Tech, Devon Dotson, Dedric Lawson and Quentin Grimes of Kansas, and Talen Horton-Tucker of Iowa State.