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Wade Baldwin IV and Damian Jones Invited to NBA Draft Combine

The former Vanderbilt stars have been invited to the event held in Chicago from May 10-15.

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The NBA Draft Combine, much like its NFL counterpart, consists of basketball drills, measurements, and interviews conducted in front of NBA coaches, general managers, and scouts.

In most years, around 60 players are invited to the Combine, and there are 60 selections in the NBA Draft -- in other words, getting an invitation to the Combine is kind of a big deal.  Or at least, it's better than not getting invited to the Combine -- a not-so-subtle message that NBA teams are not terribly interested in drafting you.

Per ESPN's Jeff Goodman, former Vanderbilt players Wade Baldwin IV and Damian Jones have been invited to the 2016 NBA Draft Combine:

Both Baldwin and Jones have reportedly signed with an agent, so there is no chance that either will return to Vanderbilt in 2016-17.  At the very least, though, both players are likely to get drafted by an NBA team.