McCormack, Wilson to get going at NBA's G League Elite Camp today
Today marks the beginning of showcase week for dozens of NBA draft hopefuls.
First up: The 44 players who were invited to the NBA’s G League Elite Camp in Chicago will get their two-day event under way.
Included on that list are Kansas national champions David McCormack and Jalen Wilson. Despite carrying the option to return to college for the 2022-23 season, both declared for the draft earlier this spring.
Wilson made it clear that he was testing his draft stock and that a return to KU was still on the table. McCormack did not reveal whether he was planning to go all-in or still entertaining a return to school. Either way, both will know about their futures in the next couple of days.
While the G League Elite Camp will feature interviews with NBA and G League executives, as well as skills tests and player measurements, the most important part of it will be the five-on-five scrimmage sessions that take place. Over the weekend, the rosters for the four teams who will compete in those scrimmages were made public.
As expected, McCormack and Wilson were on separate squads. Each team will feature 11 players and be led by three coaches from the G League.
Wilson’s squad — Team #1 — will be coached by Coby Karl, Jeff Newton and Arinze Onuaku. Wilson will wear jersey No. 33 during his G League Elite Camp action.
McCormack’s squad — Team #4 — will be coached by Seth Cooper, Derrick Alston and April Sykes. McCormack will wear jersey No. 44 during his G League Elite Camp action.
Both Jayhawks are hoping to do enough at the G League camp to earn an invitation to stick around Chicago for the NBA combine, which gets going fully on Wednesday and runs through the rest of the week.
McCormack and Wilson teammates Ochai Agbaji and Christian Braun received NBA combine invitations and were headed to Chicago on Sunday.
KU coach Bill Self is also expected to be in Chicago this week to support four of the five starters on the 2022 national championship team.
Agbaji was in Lawrence on Sunday to participate in KU’s 2022 commencement ceremony.