Former Nevada basketball players Tre'Shawn Thurman and Trey Porter were invited this week to participate in the G League Player Invitational in Chicago on Friday. The Wolf Pack duo are two of 50 players invited to event. Both played their senior seasons for the Wolf Pack last year after transferring into the school for their final year of eligibility.
The 6-foot-8 Thurman played in all 34 games and started 29 contest as a seniors. The Omaha, Neb., native averaged 8.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while shooting 49.8 percent from the field. He tallied a career-best 13.9 points per game as a sophomore for Omaha. Thurman had multiple workouts with NBA teams in the pre-draft process.
Porter, a 6-11 center, started all 34 games during his senior season. The Woodbridge, Va., native scored 7.2 points and grabbed 4.7 rebounds in 17.4 minutes per game while shooting 60.1 percent from the field. He led the Wolf Pack with 28 blocks. Porter scored a career-high 13.2 points per game as a junior Old Dominion. He began his college career at George Mason. Porter had a pre-draft workout with the Washington Wizards.
Three players from last year's Wolf Pack team that won a Mountain West regular-season title and advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament have signed NBA deals this offseason. Cody and Caleb Martin will be in training camp with the Charlotte Hornets and Jordan Caroline with the Los Angeles Lakers.