NBA Hoops

Boogie Ellis headlines top performers in Chicago

Boogie Ellis headlines top performers in Chicago

Former USC guard Boogie Ellis is among five prospects from the G League Elite Camp invited to participate in the NBA draft combine, the league announced on Sunday.

Ellis will be joined by West Virginia center Jesse Edwards, Akron forward Enrique Freeman, Washington State forward Isaac Jones and Memphis forward Naeโ€™Qwan Tomlin at the Wintrust Arena this week in Chicago, Illinois.

They emerged as the top performers from the various on-court drills, scrimmages and measurement testing over the two-day event. They will join the 78 other prospects announced last week as combine participants.

The five players selected from the G League Elite Camp to compete in the draft combine were each voted on by teams. They will be able to perform in front of executives and scouts against the top draft prospects in the event.

Here is a look at their performances in the G League Elite Camp:

Height (without shoes): 6 feet, 11 1/2 inches

Wingspan: 7 feet, 5 inches

Edwards continued a strong showing in the predraft process, averaging 10.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks on 64.2% shooting from the field in two scrimmage games. He was dominant inside the paint and dazzled with his rim protection and ability to get out and run the floor.

After five years in college between Syracuse and West Virginia, Edwards emerged as one of the top players at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament last month. He parlayed that showing into an invitation to the G League Elite Camp and will continue his run with an appearance at the draft combine.

Height (without shoes): 6 feet, 3/4 inch

Wingspan: 6 feet, 7 inches

Ellis had a tremendous start, producing 23 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals in his first game on Saturday. He showcased his scoring ability โ€” from hitting beyond the arc to working in the mid-range zone โ€” and his defensive abilities with his four steals.

The two-time All-Pac 12 selection also finished in the top five in max vertical jump (39 inches) and was one of the fastest players in the agility testing. He had about as good a weekend as any prospect in the event and will move on to the combine.

Height (without shoes): 6 feet, 7 1/4 inches

Wingspan: 7 feet, 2 inches

Freeman averaged 14 points and 6.5 rebounds on 56.2% shooting from the field in two scrimmages. He wrapped up his showing with 16 points, six rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot on Sunday,…

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at The Rookie Wireโ€ฆ