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NBA Draft Green room invitees up to 16 with addition of Rui Hachimura, PJ Washington, Brandon Clarke and Sekou Doumbouya

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With the 2019 NBA Draft just over a week away, more players have been invited to the NBA Draft Green Room next Thursday in New York.

According to ESPN NBA Draft analyst and reporter Jonathan Givony, Gonzaga forwards Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke as well as P.J. Washington and Sekou Doumbouya have all been invited to the Green Room, bringing the invitee list to 16 prospects:

None of these names are very surprising, considering all four players were expected to be taken in the first round of the NBA Draft. However, it is worth noting that Doumbouya still received an invitation as a non-college player, something that did not happen in 2018 (Luka Doncic was still under contract with Euroleague team Real Madrid at the time).

Doumbouya–a French native–has wowed scouts with his raw athleticism, which is similar to why Brandon Clarke is ranked as high as the No. 9 selection in some mock drafts.

Clarke was an elite defender at the collegiate level last season, averaging 3.2 blocks and 1.2 steals per game with the Zags last season. Despite his size (6’8,” 215 pounds), his ridiculous leaping ability and basketball instincts make him an intriguing prospect for a number of teams.

Meanwhile, Hachimura and Washington are more renowned for their offensive abilities. Hachimura has an excellent midrange game and can extend to the three-point line. Washington is a more traditional big with his ability to play with his back to the basket and use his footwork, but he also has some sneaky athleticism.

All four players represent potential frontcourt options for teams like the Wizards, Hawks and Celtics, among others.