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UM’s Davon Reed aims to impress at NBA Combine

University of Miami guard Davon Reed (No. 5) is among 67 players invited to the NBA Combine in Chicago this week.
University of Miami guard Davon Reed (No. 5) is among 67 players invited to the NBA Combine in Chicago this week. AP

University of Miami guard Davon Reed was one of 67 athletes invited to the 2017 NBA Combine in Chicago Tuesday through Sunday, and hopes to catch the eye of league scouts.

“I want to go in and just be the hardest worker,” Reed said. “I want to go in and control the things I can control, like being the best defender, communicating on the floor, and being a great teammate. I’m confident that the other aspects of my game with speak for themselves.”

Reed, who is 6-6, ended his Miami career with 1,343 points, which is 16th best all-time. He ranked No. 5 in three-point field goal percentage (39.5%) and No. 7 in three-point field goals made (202). He started 99 of 131 games he played, and averaged 10.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 28 minutes. He was a 77.7 percent free throw shooter.

“Davon Reed is an outstanding prospect for the NBA for several reasons,” said UM coach Jim Larranaga. “His 7-foot wing span and tenacious approach to defense allows him to defend multiple positions. His ability to play smart within any system and make threes is a real asset. He is a true professional with an outstanding work ethic and attitude. He is a coach’s dream.”

A native of Ewing, N.J., Reed was the 2017 Skip Prosser Award winner, honoring the Atlantic Coast Conference's top men's basketball scholar-athlete.

Other players from the state of Florida attending the Combine are University of Florida forward Devin Robinson, and Florida State forward Dwayne Bacon. FSU forward Jonathan Isaac, expected to be picked high, declined his invitation.

The Combine will be televised Thursday and Friday on ESPN2 from 3-7 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., on NBA TV. The NBA Draft is June 22.

List of players expected to attend the Combine:

Adebayo, Edrice (Kentucky)

Alkins, Rawle (Arizona)

Allen, Jarrett (Texas)

Allen, Kadeem (Arizona)

Anigbogu, Ike (UCLA)

Anunoby, OG (Indiana)

Artis, Jamel (Pittsburgh)

Bacon, Dwayne (Florida State)

Beachem, V.J. (Notre Dame)

Bell, Jordan (Oregon)

Blossomgame, Jaron (Clemson)

Boucher, Chris (Oregon)

Bradley, Tony (North Carolina)

Briscoe, Isaiah (Kentucky)

Brooks, Dillon (Oregon)

Bryant, Thomas (Indiana)

Collins, John (Wake Forest)

Collins, Zach (Gonzaga)

Diallo, Hamidou (Kentucky)

Dorsey, Tyler (Oregon)

Dotson, Damyean (Houston)

Dozier, PJ (South Carolina)

Evans, Jawun (Oklahoma State)

Ferguson, Terrance (Adelaide, Australia)

Fox, De’Aaron (Kentucky)

Fultz, Markelle (Washington)

Giles, Harry (Duke)

Hart, Josh (Villanova)

Hayes, Nigel (Wisconsin)

Hicks, Isaiah (North Carolina)

Iwundu, Wesley (Kansas State)

Jackson, Frank (Duke)

Jackson, Justin (North Carolina)

Jackson, Justin (Maryland)

Jeanne, Jonathan (Nancy, France)

Jok, Peter (Iowa)

Jones, Andrew (Texas)

Kennard, Luke (Duke)

Kuzma, Kyle (Utah)

Leaf, TJ (UCLA)

Lydon, Tyler (Syracuse)

Mason III, Frank (Kansas)

Meeks, Kennedy (North Carolina)

Mika, Eric (BYU)

Mitchell, Donovan (Louisville)

Morris, Monte (Iowa State)

Motley, Johnathan (Baylor)

Mykhailiuk, Svi (Kansas)

Ojeleye, Semi (SMU)

Oliver, Cameron (Nevada)

Patton, Justin (Creighton)

Peters, Alec (Valparaiso)

Rabb, Ivan (California)

Reed, Davon (Miami, FL)

Robinson, Devin (Florida)

Simmons, Kobi (Arizona)

Sumner, Edmond (Xavier)

Swanigan, Caleb (Purdue)

Thornwell, Sindarius (South Carolina)

Trimble, Melo (Maryland)

Wagner, Moritz (Michigan)

Walton Jr., Derrick (Michigan)

Welsh, Thomas (UCLA)

White, Derrick (Colorado)

Williams-Goss, Nigel (Gonzaga)

Wilson, D.J. (Michigan)

Yurtseven, Omer (North Carolina St.)

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