June 16, 2018 / 11:05 PM / 10 months ago

Report: Only college players expected to attend NBA draft

June 6, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Deandre Ayton talks with the media after his pre-draft workout at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK

None of the 19 prospects invited to attend the first round of Thursday’s NBA draft at the Barclays Center in New York City are foreign-league players, ESPN reported Saturday.

Highly regarded Slovenian Luka Doncic , regarded as the top non-collegiate player available and a potential No. 1 pick, is in the midst of the Spanish ACB playoffs with Real Madrid and would not be able to attend season unless his team is eliminated Tuesday.

Arizona center Deandre Ayton, widely projected to go to the Phoenix Suns with the first pick, and the Duke duo of Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter Jr., both likely to go in the first 10 picks, highlight the list of players expected to attend Thursday.

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