Good news for former Syracuse Orange forward Tyler Lydon today, as he was invited to the NBA Draft Combine. The combine takes place in Chicago each May — this year, it’s from May 9-14. According to DraftExpress, he will not be required to play in the May 11 and 12 showcase.
Syracuse's Tyler Lydon has been invited to the NBA Combine. Will not required to play, will conduct physical, do team/media interviews, etc— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 29, 2017
Despite being an underclassmen, Lydon cannot return to school after the combine, due to the fact that he already signed with an agent.
Last season, Lydon averaged 13.2 points and 8.6 rebounds in about 36 minutes of action per game. While once thought of as a potential lottery pick, revised drafts of late have him as a late first-rounder in many cases.
While a combine invite’s a positive for Lydon, it’s not indicative of when/where he’d be chosen, either. The list is also far from done. So despite fellow Orange prospect Andrew White III being left off this initial list, he could still potentially be added at a later date.
Good luck to Tyler in Chicago next month, and hopefully White sees his name added to invite the list at some point.