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Kobe Brown Earns NBA Draft Combine Invitation

Kobe Brown

Senior forward Kobe Brown of the Missouri men’s basketball program is one step closer to making a dream a reality as he earned an invitation to the Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine 2023.

Held from May 15-21 at Wintrust Arena and the Marriot Marquis Chicago, Brown is one of 78 players invited as the combine is an important step in the draft process for NBA prospects, leading up to NBA Draft 2023 presented by State Farm on June 22.

A first-team All-SEC selection by both the coaches and the media during his senior campaign, Brown led Mizzou with 15.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. The senior’s 15.8 points are the most by a Tiger in five seasons, while leading the team in scoring on 16 occasions with nine 20-point games and 24 contests of double-digit points. One of the most versatile players in the country, Brown also led MU in rebounds 19 times and in assists on six occasions.

Named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List for National Player of the Year, Brown was the only player in the country to shoot 55 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range and the first SEC player to do so since 1992-93. In fact, by shooting 55.3 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from beyond the arc, Brown is the first Power 6 player to shoot 55 and 45 percent, respectively, since 2010-11.

Players will have interviews with NBA teams and participate in five-on-five games as well as shooting and strength and agility drills from May 15-21. Coverage of the Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine 2023 begins Wednesday, May 17 on ESPN2 from 1-5 p.m. CT, and continues Thursday, May 18 from 3-7 p.m. CT on ESPN2.

Strength and agility drills and shooting drills will also be broadcast live on the NBA App on Monday, May 15 from 2-4 p.m. ET.

Additionally, a select number of standout players from the 2023 NBA G League Elite Camp, which takes place May 13-14 at Wintrust Arena, will be invited to participate in the Microsoft Surface NBA Draft Combine 2023, which includes Brown’s teammate from the 2022-23 season in D’Moi Hodge.

Brown led Mizzou to a successful season during the 2022-23 campaign. The Tigers finished with 25 victories – their most in 11 seasons – while claiming their first NCAA Tournament victory in 13 years and advancing to the SEC Tournament Semifinals for the first time in school history.

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics