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Bub Carrington Earns Invitation to NBA Draft Green Room

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Bub Carrington is going to Brooklyn for this year’s NBA Draft.

Carrington, Pitt’s one-and-done prospect, received an invitation to the green room along with his family for the upcoming draft, per a report from Jonathan Givony. He is expected to be selected in the first round.

Givony reported that 24 prospects have accepted invitations to the green room, while Purdue product Zach Edey declined the offer, opting to watch the Draft with his family and friends.

Earlier this week, CBS Sports mocked Carrington to go No. 15 overall to the Miami Heat. National analyst Adam Finkelstein had the following to say about Carrington.

“There’s a lot of mixed intel on Carrington right now,” he said in the article which can be found here. “In one sense, he’s a prospect NBA teams are talking about as a riser behind the scenes. Conversely, he wasn’t in the first round of green room invitations. For the Heat, he gives them a high-upside big guard who improved by leaps and bounds last season at Pittsburgh.”

The Baltimore native averaged 13.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, on 41/32/79 shooting splits this season in his first year of college basketball. The St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD) product scored in double digits 22 times this season, including four performances of 20-plus points. 15 freshmen have hit that mark since 1992-93, and 10 of those players became first-round NBA Draft picks.

The 2024 NBA Draft will kick off on June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. It’s the first time that the draft will take place over two nights, with the first round on Wednesday and the second round on Thursday.

Carrington would be the first former Pitt Panther to be selected in the NBA Draft since Cam Johnson (Minnesota Timberwolves, 11th overall) in the 2019 NBA Draft — and the first Panther selected directly out of Pittsburgh since Lamar Patterson (Milwaukee Bucks, 48th overall) in 2014.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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