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2011 NBA Draft Green Room Invitations Announced

Hello World!

You know it’s getting close to Draft night when the NBA officially announces its “Green Room” invitations.

Luckily for us faithful Hoops’ fans that night is now just days upon us as the National Basketball Association issued this year’s invitees to the 2011 NBA Draft which will be held Thursday, June 23rd at 7 PM from Newark, New Jersey.

Those slated to be on hand along with their families and agents will be none other than Duke’s Kyrie Irving, Arizona Wildcat Derrick Williams, International Man of Mystery Enes Kanter (Turkey), the ever-confident Brandon Knight (Kentucky), Kemba Walker of UConn fame, Lithuanian big man Jonas Valanciunas, the high-flying Jan Vesely of the Czech Republic, the freakishly long-limbed Kawhi Leondard of San Diego State, Florida State’s defensive juggernaut Chris Singleton, Reggie Miller clone Klay Thompson of Washington State University, Texas big man by way of Ontario, Canada Tristan Thompson, the Jimmer (Brigham Young), Kansas’ versatile forward Marcus Morris along with twin brother Markieff Morris and closing out the list is the slender slashing off-guard Alec Burks of Colorado University.

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A healthy list of potential NBA studs indeed, however based on the subsequent surprising nature of the NBA Draft you never know who may fall or who may rise from the ranks come June 23rd.

A few key players’ names who have been thrown around quite frequently in this year’s draft mill that could possibly make their way into the lottery and onto the stage that night are the Congo’s relatively unknown power forward Bismack Biyombo, 7-foot power forward Donatas Motiejunas of Lithuania and the offensively-talented Jordan Hamilton of the University of Texas.

Apparently you can come to the Draft if you were not invited.  You just can’t sit with the cool kids in the “Green Room” – I don’t know why I’m putting that in quotes maybe because it’s special.

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It is a little more special in that these guys, if fortunate enough to be drafted in the Lottery of course, receive a spankin’ new hat along with a nice handshake and subsequent photo-op with none other than NBA commissioner David Stern himself.

Free hat!  Now that’s what I call special.

Too bad we won’t have the opportunity to see these guys in the Las Vegas Summer League this year however, as it has been canceled based solely on time constraints burdened by the lack of a resolution from owners and players on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Continue to follow all the NBA Draft action on our NBA Draft Central homepage.

We will be bringing you all 60 picks next Thursday night, so stay plugged in and feel free to tell us exactly how you feel about anything NBA Draft related in the comments section below.

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