2013 NBA Draft Combine: Prospects have one last chance to make an impression

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The NBA Draft is fast approaching, and this year's class will visit Chicago next week to prove they belong on an NBA roster.

With the NBA Draft just weeks away, this year's prospects will have one last chance to show why they deserve a lucrative contract and a spot on a professional roster. The 2013 NBA Draft Combine runs from May 16-17 in Chicago and will feature many of the projected top picks.

Ben McLemore, the guard out of Kansas, headlines the group of 60 players at the combine. He's out to prove that he should be the No. 1 overall pick. McLemore and the rest will be put through workouts in front of NBA scouts and media members, and will have scheduled media availability to answer any lingering questions and to give their impressions on how it all went.

While most prospects are showcasing their skills, one prime candidate for the top overall selection will not work out at all. Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel missed the last nine games of the season after tearing his ACL in a game against Florida and is still not ready to play. His rehabilitation appears to be on schedule, but his status for the start of the 2013-14 season remains uncertain.

Still, Noel's spot on a roster is pretty secure, which is more than some at the Combine could say. Guys like Ryan Kelly (Duke), Pierre Jackson (Baylor) and Reggie Bullock (North Carolina) are fighting just to prove they deserve to be selected at all. They each project to be late second-round picks at best. A couple good days in Chicago, however, could ultimately make the difference.

The complete list of guests at the 2013 NBA Draft Combine can be found below:

Steven Adams

Lorenzo Brown

Reggie Bullock

Trey Burke

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Isaiah Canaan

Jackie Carmichael

Michael Carter-Williams

Allen Crabbe

Seth Curry

Brandon Davies

Dewayne Dedmon

Gorgui Dieng

James Ennis

Carrick Felix

Jamaal Franklin

Rudy Gobert

Archie Goodwin

Erick Green

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Solomon Hill

Richard Howell

Colton Iverson

Pierre Jackson

Grant Jerrett

Myck Kabongo

Kenny Kadji

Ryan Kelly

Shane Larkin

Ricky Ledo

Alex Len

C.J. Leslie

Trevor Mbakwe

Ray McCallum

C.J. McCollum

Ben McLemore

Tony Mitchell

Shabazz Muhammad

Erik Murphy

Mike Muscala

Nerlens Noel

Victor Oladipo

Kelly Olynyk

Brandon Paul

Norvel Pelle

Mason Plumlee

Otto Porter

Phil Pressey

Glen Rice Jr.

Andre Roberson

Dennis Schroeder

Peyton Siva

Tony Snell

James Southerland

Adonis Thomas

Deshaun Thomas

Jeff Withey

Nate Wolters

B.J. Young

Cody Zeller

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