Press Release

Posted by Gracie Blackburn on May 13, 2013

ESPNU, ESPN2 to Exclusively Present 10 Hours of Live 2013 NBA Draft Combine Coverage

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ESPN networks will exclusively present 10 hours of live 2013 NBA Draft Combine coverage from the Hope Athletic Center in Chicago, Ill. May 16-17. Both days, ESPNU will televise four hours of coverage from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET, while ESPN2 will televise coverage from 2 to 3 p.m. The NBA Draft Combine will also be available via WatchESPN.

ESPN’s fourth annual NBA Draft Combine coverage will include interviews with players, coaches, scouts and team executives. Additionally, NBA Draft Combine viewers will get an inside look at how the expected top draft picks fair in several skills challenges, including Vertical Leap, Lane Agility Drill and ¾ Court Sprint. ESPNU and ESPN2 will also scroll the top performers in each category. Combine coverage will also be included in various SportsCenter segments.

Commentators

Ryen Russillo (ESPN Radio’s SVP & Russillo) will host ESPN’s coverage with college basketball analyst Jay Williams, NBA analyst Tom Penn, college basketball analyst and International basketball expert Fran Fraschilla, NBA Insider Chad Ford and college basketball reporter Andy Katz.

ESPN.com NBA Draft content

Ø  ESPN.com’s special NBA Draft section

Ø  Chad Ford’s 2013 NBA Mock Draft

Upcoming NBA Draft events

Ø  2013 NBA Draft Lottery: Tuesday, May 21, at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

Ø  2013 NBA Draft: Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. on ESPN

Coverage of all NBA Draft events can also be seen via WatchESPN.

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