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Nevada's Jalen Harris makes initial cut for NBA draft combine invitation

Jalen Harris
Jalen Harris had a stellar 2019-20 season at Nevada. (Byrne Photo/Nevada athletics)

Former Nevada basketball player Jalen Harris was among the 105 NBA draft prospects who earned an initial invitation to the combine.

NBA general managers voted on which players they'd like to see at the combine, and those players were notified via email about their invitation. It is still unknown whether a draft combine will be held this season. If there is an event, it could be done virtually.

The NBA could to cut its list of 105 prospects down to the 60 to 70 vote-getters if the league moves forward with a draft combine. The NBA draft withdrawal deadline is Aug. 3, although Harris announced his intentions to stay in the draft earlier this summer.

Harris is one of three Mountain West players to make the initial NBA draft combine cut. He's joined by San Diego State guard Malachi Flynn and Utah State guard Sam Merrill, who is a senior. Harris and Flynn were juniors last season.

In his only season at Nevada after transferring in from Louisiana Tech, the 6-foot-5 Harris was a first-team All-Mountain West pick after averaging 21.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists steals per game. He made 44.6 percent of his shots, including 36.2 percent from three, and was one of the nation's most efficient scorers. Harris had six 30-point games last season, including a school-record four in a row.

Harris is viewed as a potential second-round draft pick and is currently No. 85 on ESPN's big board.

Before the pandemic, the draft combine was scheduled for May 21-24 in Chicago. If the combine takes place, it is expected to be held after the draft lottery Aug. 25. The draft is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 16.

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