Kaleb Wesson has been invited to participate in the NBA Draft Combine.
The former Ohio State center, who left the Buckeyes with one remaining season of eligibility to enter the 2020 NBA draft, was one of the top 105 players who received enough votes from NBA teams to be selected as a potential combine participant, according to a list obtained by USA TODAY Sports. ESPN's Jonathan Givony, however, estimated that only about 60 of those draft prospects officially received combine invitations on Sunday.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it remains unclear as of now if and when the 2020 NBA Draft Combine, which was originally set to be held May 21-24 in Chicago, will actually take place. If it does, however, Wesson now officially has a ticket to participate.
Wesson is ranked as the No. 58 overall prospect in the 2020 draft by ESPN, so a strong showing at the combine – if it happens – could be the difference between whether or not he gets selected in the second round. Wesson is hoping to become Ohio State's second NBA draft pick in three years; no Buckeye was drafted last year, but Keita Bates-Diop was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 48th overall pick in the 2018 draft.
The 2020 NBA draft, which was originally scheduled for June 25, will now take place on October 16, three days after a potential Game 7 would be played in this season's rescheduled NBA Finals.