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ASU’s Josh Christopher, Marcus Bagley earn NBA Draft Combine invites

Arizona State guard Josh Christopher (13) dunks over Arizona forward Ira Lee (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona won 80-67. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Arizona State Sun Devils Josh Christopher and Marcus Bagley are among 69 players who secured invitations to the 2021 NBA Draft Combine.

The event will take place in Chicago from June 21-27. Skill and agility drills, plus five-on-five play, will take place from June 22-25.

Christopher, once viewed as a lottery prospect, played in 15 games during an up-and-down freshman year for the Sun Devils in 2020-21. He averaged 14.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting 43% overall and 31% from three-point range.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound wing has slid down big boards but could still garner attention in the first round. He must prove he can use his frame and athleticism to contribute as a two-way player right away as his offensive feel improves around his natural scoring abilities.

Bagley, a 6-foot-8 freshman, helped his stock in just 12 games played his own freshman campaign.

The younger brother of Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley averaged 10.8 points and 6.2 rebounds a game, playing as a small-ball power forward who can space the floor.

He shot 39% overall and 35% from three-point range, taking 68% of his shot attempts from beyond the arc.

Bagley, like Christopher, is a borderline first-round pick who with a strong combine could push his way closer to the lottery.

The NBA Draft is July 29.

Invitees to 2021 NBA Draft Combine

Max Abmas, Oral Roberts
Ochai Agbaji, Kansas
Marcus Bagley, Arizona State
Scottie Barnes, Florida State
Charles Bassey, Western Kentucky
Brandon Boston Jr., Kentucky
James Bouknight, UConn
Greg Brown III, Texas
Jared Butler, Baylor
Julian Champagnie, St. John’s
Justin Champagnie, Pittsburgh
Josh Christopher, Arizona State
Sharife Cooper, Auburn
Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois
David Duke Jr., Providence
Kessler Edwards, Pepperdine
Luke Garza, Iowa
RaiQuan Gray, Florida State
Jalen Green, NBA G League Ignite
Quentin Grimes, Houston
Sam Hauser, Virginia
Aaron Henry, Michigan State
Ariel Hukporti, Nevezis (Lithuania)
Matthew Hurt, Duke
Nah’Shon Hyland, VCU
Isaiah Jackson, Kentucky
David Johnson, Louisville
Jalen Johnson, Duke
Keon Johnson, Tennessee
Herbert Jones, Alabama
Kai Jones, Texas
Johnny Juzang, UCLA
Corey Kispert, Gonzaga
Jonathan Kuminga, NBA G League Ignite
Scottie Lewis, Florida
Isaiah Livers, Michigan
Makur Makur, Howard
Sandro Mamukelashvili, Seton Hall
Tre Mann, Florida
Matthew Mayer, Baylor
Miles McBride, West Virginia
Davion Mitchell, Baylor
Evan Mobley, USC
Isaiah Mobley, USC
Moses Moody, Arkansas
Trey Murphy III, Virginia
Daishen Nix, NBA G League Unite
John Petty Jr., Alabama
Yves Pons, Tennessee
Jason Preston, Ohio
Joshua Primo, Alabama
Roko Prkacin, Cibona (Croatia
Neemias Queta, Utah State
Austin Reaves, Oklahoma
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Villanova
Terrence Shannon Jr., Texas Tech
Day-Ron Sharpe, North Carolina
Jericho Sims, Texas
Jaden Springer, Tennessee
D.J. Steward, Duke
Cameron Thomas, LSU
J.T. Thor, Auburn
Isaiah Todd, NBA G League Unite
Trendon Watford, LSU
Joe Wieskamp, Iowa
Ziaire Williams, Stanford
McKinley Wright IV, Colorado
Moses Wright, Georgia Tech
Marcus Zegarowski, Creighton


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