E.J. Liddell, Duane Washington Jr. Both Among 40 Invitees to NBA G League Elite Camp

By Colin Hass-Hill on June 14, 2021 at 5:35 pm
E.J. Liddell and Duane Washington Jr.

It's about time for them to show NBA teams what they're all about.

Combo guard Duane Washington Jr. and forward E.J. Liddell both earned invitations to participate in this weekend's NBA G League Elite Camp.

The pair of Buckeyes are among 40 players set to showcase their abilities in Chicago on June 19-21. Michigan's Hunter Dickinson, Illinois' Kofi Cockburn, Maryland's Aaron Wiggins, Minnesota's Marcus Carr are among the others set to work out this weekend.

Their inclusion in the G League Elite Camp means neither have yet been given invitations to the NBA draft combine. However, a "select number of players" who are standouts this weekend will be afforded the opportunity to participate in the NBA's combine as well, which is scheduled to be held June 21-27 also in the Windy City.

The question of whether or not both Washington and Liddell, one of the two or neither of them will return continues to hang over the Ohio State basketball program.

If both are back in college for another year, the Buckeyes would be in line to open the season as a top-10 team nationally and a Big Ten frontrunner. Either of them – or, in a worst-case scenario, both of them – sticking with their decision to go pro would have a significant affect on how Chris Holtmann's fifth Ohio State team looks. For now, all those in Columbus can do is wait.

Liddell and Washington have to make decisions of whether or not they're staying in school by July 7.

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