2015 NBA Draft Combine

NBA Combine Day 1 Roundup

CHICAGO -- The 2015 NBA Combine officially got underway on Thursday, with 62 of the top Draft-eligible prospects showing off their skills, athleticism and personalities as they ran through on-court drills and off-court interviews for team personnel and media at the Quest Multisport Complex in the Windy City. 

Here's a recap of some of the day's highlights:

  • The Naismith College Player of the Year, Winconsin's Frank Kaminsky, drew a sizeable crowd as he met with the media. Kaminsky didn't participate in the workouts, but said he did meet with Phil Jackson and the Knicks' front office.

.@FSKPart3: "I know they run the Triangle Offense & I think I could do well in that kind of system." #KnicksDraft15 pic.twitter.com/AOcFRLbasm

— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) May 14, 2015

  • Notre Dame point guard Jerian Grant stands out as one of the most experienced players in this class, entering the Draft as a five-year senior. "It means I'm more ready right now," he told reporters. "But at the same time I can still get a lot better." Grant said he had a meeting with Knicks brass, in which they discussed the Triangle Offense in some depth and how he might fit.
  • Texas big man Myles Turner, who intrigues scouts as a potential stretch big in the NBA, says he's out to prove that he's the complete package for whichever team drafts him.

.@Original_Turner: "I want to show I’m more than a basketball player, I’m a student of the game.” #KnicksDraft15

— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) May 14, 2015

  • Kansas swingman Kelly Oubre said he met with the Knicks and that he's ready to help out whichever team selects him next month. 

.@KELLYOUBREJR on meeting w/ the #Knicks: "Coach Phil is definitely a legend & it was an honor to sit in front of that group of people."

— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) May 15, 2015

  • Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton posted a 44' vertical jump, tying the Knicks' own Shane Larkin for a Combine record.

Best 'bites:

Question for Stanley Johnson: “Why should an NBA team draft you?” Answer: “Because I’m the best player in the draft."

— Jonah Ballow (@jonahballow) May 14, 2015

Gotta love the confidence of UNLV's Christian Wood saying he has the most potential in the draft.

— charlie widdoes (@charliewiddoes) May 14, 2015


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