CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 18: Rick Jackson #00 of the Syracuse Orange handles the ball against Myles Walker #34 of the Indiana State Sycamores during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 18, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
We'll be able to pretend we know more about Rick Jackson's NBA prospects after the Draft Lottery tonight. In the mean time, he continues to get invited to NBA combines and will be heading to Chicago this week as one of only 54 draft-eligible prospects heading that way.
Is this a big deal? Tell us, Mike Waters:
Last year, 48 of the 53 players who went to the Chicago combine were either drafted or played in the NBA last season.
I like those odds.
He is also one of only five Big East players invited (though Ben Hansbrough sprained his ankle and will not be participating). Keep an eye out for any coverage of the combine and let's hope for the best for our big man.