Potential lottery pick Jarrett Allen will have a chance to work out for potential NBA suitors in Chicago, while former Texas Longhorns teammate, guard Andrew Jones, also received his invitation to the NBA Combine on Saturday, according to the school.
Allen is off the NBA after hiring an agent earlier in the month, but Jones still has the option to return because he has not done so — conventional wisdom remains that he is merely taking advantage of his opportunity to work out for NBA teams and at the Combine without losing his eligibility.
"My family and I have decided that it is best for me to test the waters," Jones said in late March when he declared. "We want to see where I stand in the draft, but we're also looking to improve my game as well. We are looking to get accurate feedback from NBA personnel to know my scouting report, so that I can get better during this offseason."
In fact, Jones will go through his first workout with an undisclosed organization on Saturday, according to his sister, and begin receiving feedback about his potential draft positioning.
Jones can announce his intent to return to school within 10 days of the NBA Draft Combine, which takes place in Chicago May 11-12. He’s widely expected to go undrafted or hear his name called in the second round if he elects to leave Texas.
The most current DraftExpress mock draft has Allen going to the Detroit Pistons with the No. 12 selection in the 2017 NBA Draft.