Nassir Little, Romeo Langford, Tyler Herro added to NBA Draft green room invitees
The NBA Draft is just eight days away, and it looks like there are a few more players who have assurances that they will be selected in the first round.
In addition to the 9 players who received invites to the NBA Draft Green Room last week, sources tell ESPN that the following have also been invited:
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 12, 2019
Little has continued to soar up mock draft boards despite playing under 20 minutes per game in his freshman season at the University of North Carolina.
Little’s tremendous athleticism and infectious energy have made an impression on scouts, and he was dominant in the team’s first two NCAA Tournament wins over Iona and Washington.
Langford, meanwhile, was the star of an otherwise underwhelming Indiana Hoosier squad, but his stock has actually dropped. Langford played through a thumb injury for nearly the entire season before undergoing surgery that kept him out of the NBA Draft Combine.
Still, he showed an excellent knack for scoring over bigger defenders, and his size and length helped him grab over five rebounds per game.
On the other hand, Herro never quite got individual shine on a Kentucky team filled with NBA talent. He was renowned for his scoring prowess in high school, but he averaged just 14 points per game with the Wildcats.
That said, Herro projects as one of the purest shooters in this draft class. He shot close to 36 percent from beyond the arc, but the more accurate reflection is in his 93 percent clip from the free-throw line.
All three players could potentially end up being lottery selections, with Little even projecting as high as the top 10 in some mocks.