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Report: Yoeli Childs, Sam Merrill among 105 players who are options to be invited to NBA combine

The list of players, chosen based on votes from NBA teams, may be cut to 70 if needed

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Utah State’s Sam Merrill plays against San Diego State during an NCAA college basketball game for the Mountain West Conference men’s tournament championship Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Las Vegas.

Isaac Brekken, AP

SALT LAKE CITY — An NBA future might be in the cards for both Yoeli Childs and Sam Merrill.

The former BYU and Utah State basketball stars are among the 105 players who are options to be invited to the NBA draft combine, per USA Today’s Logan Newman.

USA Today obtained the complete list of potential combine participants, after ESPN NBA draft analyst and reporter Jonathan Givony reported that the NBA had sent the list out to all 30 teams on Thursday.

As reported by Givony, the final roster for the combine may be cut to 70 players “if needed.” The combine was originally scheduled for May 21-24 in Chicago, but was postponed following the worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The combine has, as of yet, not been rescheduled.

In the event the combine does take place this offseason, it will most likely be after the NBA draft lottery, which is reportedly scheduled for Aug. 20, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

The complete list of all 105 players can be found here, excluding one name: Maker Makur. Per Newman, the Kenyan-Australian committed to Howard University (Washington, D.C.) in early July. A consensus five-star recruit, Makur is the highest-ranked player in the modern recruiting era to commit to a historically black college or university.