Draft Notes: Ponds, Heron, Spellman, Melton

After being passed over for the NBA Draft Combine, Shamorie Ponds of St. John’s is concentrating on team workouts to prove himself, writes Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog. The sophomore guard put up a 21.6/5.0/4.7 line for the Red Storm this season, but wasn’t among the 69 players who received combine invitations.

“For sure, I was most definitely upset,” he said. “I feel I deserved it.”

Ponds worked out today for the Cavaliers and has held a session with the Nets. Cleveland GM Koby Altman spoke with all the participants after the workout, and Ponds said he received positive feedback. “[Altman] said he really likes my game a lot, he really enjoyed watching it,” Ponds added. “There was great energy after the workout.”

Ponds still has workouts remaining with the Jazz, Pistons and Lakers and wants to reschedule sessions with the Knicks and Hawks that he had to cancel because of final exams. He will use the results of those workouts to determine whether to remain in the draft, a decision that has to be made by May 30.

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2 thoughts on “Draft Notes: Ponds, Heron, Spellman, Melton

  1. Grant

    Kendrick Nunn played for Oakland. He used to play for Illinois before transferring

  2. hiflew

    If you don’t get an invite to the draft combine, take that as a clue and go back to school. Unless you are a top prospect, you aren’t likely getting drafted without going to the combine. The odds of a drafted player actually succeeding in the NBA are somewhere around 1 in 5. The odds of an UDFA succeeding are far worse than that. He can be an UDFA in 2020 just as easily as this year and then he will at least have a degree to fall back on.

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