Ohio State's Aaron Craft, LaQuinton Ross invited to 2014 NBA Draft combine

Jeff Gross

Though some thought Craft wouldn't get the invite, he's headed to the 2014 NBA Draft combine along with Q Ross.

Though many expected Aaron Craft, who currently is projected by most major analysts to go undrafted, to be left out of the NBA's annual Chicago NBA Draft combine, Craft will in fact get to prove his merits against some of the country's best trying to make their way to the professional ranks. He'll be joined by former teammate LaQuinton Ross, who'll have plenty to prove in his own right.

Amongst those Craft will potentially get to go against at the point guard position include national champion Shabazz Napier, Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart, Syracuse's Tyler Ennis and others. Of course some of the underclassmen may ultimately decline their invitations or only participate in parts of the event.

Craft's best assets at the next level will echo those from his play at the college ranks: his pristine defense, and his palatable mix of strength and quickness. Though he'll be facing an uphill battle to stick at the professional ranks, if Matthew Dellavedova can crack the Cavs' rotation, it's certainly not impossible.

Courtesy of DraftExpress (via ESPN's Jeff Goodman), here's the complete unofficial list of invitees to the 2014 NBA Draft combine:

Name School/Team Class Invited to Combine?
Underclassmen
Andrew Wiggins Kansas Fr Withdrawn
Joel Embiid Kansas Fr Declined invite
Jabari Parker Duke Fr Declined invite
Julius Randle Kentucky Fr Yes
Dante Exum AIS 95 Int'l Yes
Marcus Smart Oklahoma State So Yes
Noah Vonleh Indiana Fr Yes
Aaron Gordon Arizona Fr Yes
Tyler Ennis Syracuse Fr Yes
Gary Harris Michigan State So Yes
Nik Stauskas Michigan So Yes
James Young Kentucky Fr Yes
T.J. Warren N.C. State So Yes
Kyle Anderson UCLA So Yes
Jerami Grant Syracuse So Yes
K.J. McDaniels Clemson Jr Yes
Rodney Hood Duke RS-So Yes
P.J. Hairston Texas Legends So Yes
Elfrid Payton LA-Lafayette Jr Yes
Jordan Adams UCLA So Yes
DeAndre Daniels UConn Jr Yes
Zach LaVine UCLA Fr Yes
Mitch McGary Michigan So Yes
Glenn Robinson Michigan So Yes
Isaiah Austin Baylor So Yes
Jahii Carson Arizona State RS-So Yes
Jabari Brown Missouri Jr Yes
Jordan Clarkson Missouri Jr Yes
Johnny O'Bryant LSU Jr Yes
Spencer Dinwiddie Colorado Jr Yes
Nick Johnson Arizona Jr Yes
Semaj Christon Xavier So Yes
LaQuinton Ross Ohio State Jr Yes
Jarnell Stokes Tennessee Jr Yes
Khem Birch UNLV Jr Yes
James McAdoo North Carolina Jr Yes
Jakarr Sampson St. John's So Yes
Alex Kirk New Mexico Jr Yes
Not Attending/Not Invited
Dario Saric Cibona 94 Int'l No
Jusuf Nurkic Cedevita 94 Int'l No
Clint Capela Chalon 94 Int'l No
Kristaps Porzingis Sevilla 95 Int'l No
Vasilije Micic Mega Vizura 94 Int'l No
Artem Klimenko Avtodor Saratov 94 Int'l No
Damien Inglis Roanne 95 Int'l No
Nikola Jokic Mega Vizura 95 Int'l No
Rasmus Larsen Manresa 94 Int'l No
Nedim Buza KK Spars 95 Int'l No
Adin Vrabac KK Spars 94 Int'l No
Marcus Eriksson Manresa 93 Int'l No
Mateusz Ponitka Oostende 93 Int'l No
Eric Moreland Oregon State RS-Jr No
Sim Bhullar New Mexico State So No
Roscoe Smith UNLV Jr ?
Chane Behanan Louisville Jr ?
Seniors and Draft-Eligibles
Doug McDermott Creighton Sr Yes
Adreian Payne Michigan State Sr Yes
Cleanthony Early Wichita State Sr Yes
Shabazz Napier Connecticut Sr Yes
Deonte Burton Nevada Sr Yes
C.J. Wilcox Washington Sr Yes
Patric Young Florida Sr Yes
Dwight Powell Stanford Sr Yes
Devyn Marble Iowa Sr Yes
Cory Jefferson Baylor Sr Yes
Markel Brown Oklahoma State Sr Yes
Thanasis Antetokounmpo Delaware 87ers 92 Int'l/D-League Yes
Lamar Patterson Pittsburgh Sr Yes
Joe Harris Virginia Sr Yes
Jordan McRae Tennessee Sr Yes
Aaron Craft Ohio State Sr Yes
Jordan Bachynski Arizona State Sr Yes
C.J. Fair Syracuse Sr Yes
DeAndre Kane Iowa State Sr Yes
Melvin Ejim Iowa State Sr Yes
Sean Kilpatrick Cincinnati Sr Yes
Cameron Bairstow New Mexico Sr Yes
Xavier Thames San Diego State Sr Yes
Russ Smith Louisville Sr Yes
Kendall Williams New Mexico Sr Yes
Not Attending/Not Invited
Bogdan Bogdanovic Partizan 92 Int'l No
Walter Tavares Gran Canaria 92 Int'l No
Alessandro Gentile Milano 92 Int'l No
Viktor Gaddefors Virtus Bologna 92 Int'l No
Ondrej Balvin Sevilla 92 Int'l No
Cristiano Felicio Minas 92 Int'l No
Maximilian Kleber Wuerzburg 92 Int'l No
Keith Appling Michigan State Sr No
Juvonte Reddic VCU Sr No
Andre Dawkins Duke Sr No
Joe Jackson Memphis Sr No
Michael Dixon Memphis Sr No
Justin Jackson Cincinnati Sr No
Justin Cobbs California Sr No
Mike Moser Oregon Sr No
Josh Huestis Stanford Sr No
Cameron Clark Oklahoma Sr No
Troy Huff North Dakota Sr No
Javon McCrea Buffalo Sr No
Richard Solomon California Sr No
Tarik Black Kansas Sr No
Geron Johnson Memphis Sr No
Billy Baron Canisius Sr No
James Bell Villanova Sr No
Akil Mitchell Virginia Sr No
Aaric Murray Texas Southern Sr No
Kendrick Perry Youngstown State Sr No
Josh Davis San Diego State Sr No
Sam Dower Gonzaga Sr No
Trevor Releford Alabama Sr No
Markel Starks Georgetown Sr No
Talib Zanna Pittsburgh Sr No
Davion Berry Weber State Sr No
Taylor Braun N Dakota State Sr No
Davante Gardner Marquette Sr No
Ronald Roberts Saint Joseph's Sr No
Chad Posthumus Morehead State Sr No
Jeronne Maymon Tennessee Sr No
Jerrelle Benimon Towson Sr No
Jamil Wilson Marquette Sr No
Jake Odum Indiana State Sr No
Scottie Wilbekin Florida Sr No
Niels Giffey Connecticut Sr No
Fuquan Edwin Seton Hall Sr No
Alec Brown Wisc. Green Bay Sr ?
Bryce Cotton Providence Sr No
Casey Prather Florida Sr ?
Shayne Whittington Western Michigan Sr ?
Daniel Miller Georgia Tech Sr ?
Yes 61
No 60
? 6
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