JK MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES FIRST ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL COMBINE AT IMG ACADEMY
March 30, 2017
JK Management has announced that the first annual Professional Basketball Combine will be held at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., May 15 – 17. The event is being held to give top NBA prospects the opportunity to work out and interview with NBA executives and scouts.
“The Professional Basketball Combine is an incredible opportunity for players to showcase their talent in the weeks leading up to the NBA Draft,” said Combine Director Jake Kelfer, JK Management. “Whether they were invited to the NBA Combine or not, having the chance to showcase their talents at our event gives players another chance of making their dreams of playing professional basketball a reality.”
Each player who declares for the 2017 NBA draft is eligible to participate. Attendees will participate in traditional combine testing, workouts, scrimmages, and interviews with NBA teams.
The event is expected to draw interest from personnel from all 30 NBA teams.
“The event gives NBA personnel a chance to further evaluate and interview players who are on their radar,” Kelfer added. “Whether a player is a senior fighting for a chance to make a roster, a first rounder trying to become a lottery pick or an underclassman trying to make the most informed decision, our event will give these players that chance.”
IMG Academy is a frequent offseason training destination for active NBA players or potential draftees who train in the IMG Academy NBA Pre-Combine/Draft Training program. Past trainees at IMG Academy have included the likes of Amar'e Stoudemire, Jimmy Butler, Iman Shumpert, Skal Labissiere, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rodney Hood, Glen Davis, and Moe Harkless.
For more information & updates about the event, please go to www.professionalbasketballcombine.com, or follow @probballcombine on Twitter and Instagram.
The 2017 Professional Basketball Combine was created to give players an opportunity to showcase their talents in hopes of being selected to play professional basketball. Each player who attends will have the opportunity to workout, do combine testing and interview for NBA GMs, NBA scouts, D-League personnel and overseas opportunities in what could be a life changing experience.