Mays to participate in pre-draft combine

Julius Mays didn’t reach the NCAA Tournament and compete for a national championship like he had hoped when he transferred to Kentucky, but his decision to join John Calipari’s team did earn him a shot at the NBA.

Mays is one of 30 players who will participate in a pre-NBA Draft combine at the PNY Center in East Rutherford, N.J., Wednesday and Thursday.

It isn’t quite the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago that Nerlens Noel and Archie Goodwin participated in last week, but it is a chance to impress NBA teams and get on their radar. Coaches and personnel executives from all 30 NBA teams will be in attendance. The combine is hosted by the Brooklyn Nets, in conjunction with the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Players will be measured and skills tested as well as participate in five-on-five competition. The combine will be broken down into four sessions, two per day.

Forty-four total players will be in attendance, including Louisville’s Peyton Siva, Indiana’s Christian Watford, Marquette’s Vander Blue, Missouri’s Aelx Oriakhi, Baylor’s Pierre Jackson and Syracuse’s Brandon Triche. To see the full list of players attending the combine, click here.

Mays averaged 9.3 points  and led the Wildcats with 65 3-pointers in 2012-13.