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Weber State basketball: Dillon Jones shines at G League camp, invited to NBA Draft Combine

By Brett Hein - Standard-Examiner | May 14, 2023

ISAAC FISHER, Special to the Standard-Examiner

Weber State forward Dillon Jones (2) faces up to shoot against BYU's Gideon George on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Provo.

Dillon Jones was one of 44 college basketball players invited to the NBA G League Elite Camp on Saturday and Sunday in Chicago.

After his performance, the underclassman will stay in the Windy City for the coming week.

Jones, the Weber State men’s basketball star forward, is one of eight players from the G League camp who got the “call up” to participate in the NBA Draft Combine. He’ll join the 78 previously invited players for the prestigious pre-draft event.

Jones will be the first Weber State player since Joel Bolomboy in 2016 to participate in the NBA Draft Combine.

Jones declared for the NBA Draft using the method that allows him to maintain college eligibility while still soliciting workouts with and feedback from NBA teams. He has two seasons of college eligibility remaining.

The two-day G League Elite Camp event split 44 prospects into four 11-player teams. Each team played two games in front of NBA scouts at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

In two games, Jones totaled 24 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, six steals and three turnovers while shooting 43% from the field, turning in an overall plus-minus of plus-17 in 36 minutes on the court. He garnered attention from interested parties on Twitter for his defensive disruption.

The other G League camp players to receive invites to remain in Chicago for the NBA Draft Combine are Johni Broome (Auburn), Kedric Davis (Memphis), Tosan Evbuomwan (Princeton), Jazian Gortman (Overtime Elite), PJ Hall (Clemson), Sir’Jabari Rice (Texas) and Hunter Tyson (Clemson).

The NBA Draft Combine begins Monday with speed, agility and shooting drills. Live coverage Monday will be available on the NBA mobile app from 1-3 p.m. MDT.

TV coverage of the combine will air Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. MDT and Thursday from 2-6 p.m. MDT, both appearing on ESPN2.

Jones averaged 16.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game last season and was the nation’s best defensive rebounder.


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