The Professional Basketball Combine (PBC) is back! This May, the PBC returns for its second annual event. The 2018 PBC will grow upon its successful 2017 debut to give NBA prospects an extra opportunity to participate in a secondary NBA draft combine. Each player will have the chance to compete in combine testing, private workouts and scrimmages, and interviews with NBA executives and scouts. The 2nd annual Professional Basketball Combine will take place following the NBA Combine on May 22nd and 23rd at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
BREAKING: Malcolm Bernard (Xavier) to attend the PBC. He scored 15 points in their NCAA Regional Semifinal win over Arizona. Bernard started his career at Charleston Southern before transferring to FAMU. He sat out the 2014-2015 season due to transfer rules, and he transferred to FAMU. In his one season playing with the team, he averaged 14.4 ppg and 7.1 rpg. After graduating last spring, Bernard transferred to Xavier for his final year of college eligibility. He was a key player Xavier, who made it to the Elite 8, and had season averages of 6.4 ppg and 4.1 rpg. Bernard is represented by Brad Winton of Crowne Agency.
BREAKING: Antone Warren (Antelope Valley College) to Participate in the Professional Basketball Combine
BREAKING: Antone Warren (Antelope Valley College) to attend the PBC. The center averaged 11.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in 17 minutes per game this season. He also shot 63% from the field. Warren is the #5 ranked junior college player in the 2017 class and the #1 center. Warren possesses a unique combination of skill, strength, and size. The 6’10’’, 265 lbs center has decided to forgo a college scholarship and will pursue professional basketball opportunities. Warren is represented by Brad Winton of Crowne Agency.
BREAKING: Devin Carter to attend the PBC. He averaged 16.4 ppg last year for Arkansas State. He started his career at Kent State, but decided to transfer after his freshman season to Arkansas State. He did not appear in any games in the 2014-2015 season due to transfer rules. His redshirt sophomore season, Carter played a huge role for the Red Wolves and he averaged 17.3 ppg. His junior season, he averaged 16.4 ppg and shot over 40 percent from three. He led the team in scoring and 3PT % the last two seasons. Following this season, Carter was selected NABC First Team All District and Second Team All Sun Belt. Carter is represented by Brad Winton of Crowne Agency.
BREAKING: QJ Peterson (VMI), who averaged 19.6 ppg last season, to attend the PBC. Peterson has been a dynamic scorer ever since he arrived on campus. As a freshman, he averaged 19 ppg. He was named the 2013-14 State Rookie of the Year in Virginia as selected by the league sports information directors and voted to Big South All-Freshman squad. His sophomore year, he only played 18 games due to injury, but was leading the team in scoring average (19.6) when he got injured. The next year, Peterson was named All-Southern Conference Coaches Team and First Team (Media) and voted First Team All-State (VASID) after averaging 19.8 ppg. He scored a school record 46 points vs. Mercer, which also tied the most points in a D1 game during the year. His senior season, QJ averaged 19.6 ppg and 6.5 rpg. Peterson is represented by Brad Winton of Crowne Agency.
BREAKING: Maverick Rowan (NC State) to attend the PBC. He made 134 3s in two years with the Wolfpack. As a freshman with NC State, Roman put up impressive numbers by averaging 12.9 ppg and 3.1 rpg. He ranked fifth in the ACC with 2.45 made 3-pointers per game and his 426 points ranked third all-time at NC State for a freshman. His sophomore year, Rowan became a much more efficient player. His shooting average went from 36% his freshman year up to 43% his Sophomore year. He averaged 12 ppg and 3.7 rpg. After two years at NC State, Rowan is looking to play professionally next season.