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Texas G Kerwin Roach II not invited to NBA Draft Combine

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The news could impact the junior’s decision to go pro or return to school.

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When the NBA Draft Combine gets started in less than two weeks in Chicago, Texas Longhorns guard Kerwin Roach II won’t be in attendance, as the junior was not able to secure an invite.

A little more than a month ago, the Houston native declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, but opted not to hire an agent. Securing an invitation to the Draft Combine was almost certainly a goal at that time, as it would allow Roach to receive feedback from a number of evaluators.

So Friday’s news is not exactly positive for his professional aspirations, but Roach is still allowed to attend individual workouts with NBA franchises.

Based on any feedback Roach receives through the rest to the pre-draft process, he’ll have until June 11 to make a decision about whether to return for his senior season. The 6’4, 180-pounder is one of 130 prospects who have declared early and is more likely to go undrafted than to land among the 60 picks.

In other words, the decision for Roach comes down to whether he wants to get paid to play basketball next season or come back to school and attempt to improve his draft stock.