NBA announces green room invitees for 2015 NBA draft

Monday June 22nd, 2015

Nearly 20 collegiate and foreign players will wait to hear their name called at the 2015 NBA draft in the draft's green room at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on June 25. 

The players, which include prospective top picks Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor and D'Angelo Russell, were invited by the NBA and will visit with media members the day before the draft in New York as well. 

Cameras on the NBA draft's telecast will show the players, often seated with friends and family, sweating out the final nervous moments before they're selected. 

Duke's Tyus Jones, Georgia State's R.J. Hunter, Utah's Delon Wright each declined invitations from the NBA to sit in the green room, according to

NBA draft rumors: Latest buzz around players, teams

The list of attendees, in alphabetical order:

  • Devin Booker (Kentucky)
  • Willie Cauley-Stein (Kentucky)
  • Sam Dekker (Wisconsin)
  • Jerian Grant (Notre Dame)
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Arizona)
  • Stanley Johnson (Arizona)
  • Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin)
  • Kevon Looney (UCLA)
  • Trey Lyles (Kentucky)
  • Emmanuel Mudiay (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Jahlil Okafor (Duke)
  • Kelly Oubre, Jr. (Kansas)
  • Cameron Payne (Murray State)
  • Bobby Portis (Arkansas)
  • Kristaps Porzingis (Latvia)
  • D'Angelo Russell (Ohio State)
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (Kentucky)
  • Myles Turner (Texas)
  • Justise Winslow (Duke)

NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Mudiay tumbles, Porzingis to Knicks in new projections

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.