TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Malik Beasley, who enjoyed one of the top freshman seasons in Florida State basketball school history, is one of 70 players who has been invited to the 2016 NBA Draft Combine May 11-15 in Chicago. Beasley is an early entry candidate for the NBA Draft which will take place on June 23 at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Beasley, who earned Freshman All-American, All-ACC Honorable Mention and All-ACC Freshman team honors in leading Florida State to a 20-14 record and an appearance in the second round of the NIT in 2016, averaged 15.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in his only season at Florida State.
“Getting invited to the NBA Draft Combine is an amazing feeling,” Beasley said. “It allows me to get one step closer to my dream of playing in the NBA.”
Beasley became the first “one and done” player in Florida State history when he declared his intentions to enter his name into the 2016 NBA Draft pool on March 21.
“My workouts are going really well” Beasley said. “I feel like I’m improving every day. I miss my teammates and brothers in Tallahassee and I hope I am making all of them proud. I want to represent my brothers, my coaches and the FSU Nation in a very positive way.”
Beasley is currently one of 12 freshmen invited to the combine and one of 29 freshmen from across the college basketball landscape who have entered their names for consideration to be selected in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Beasley is one of 11 ACC players invited to the 2016 NBA Combine. He is joined by Cat Barber (NC State), Malcom Brogdon (Virginia), Michael Gbinije (Syracuse), Brandon Ingram (Duke), Demetrius Jackson (Notre Dame), Justin Jackson (North Carolina), Brice Johnson (North Carolina), Chinanu Onuaku (Louisville), Marcus Paige (North Carolina) and Malachi Richardson (Syracuse). Three additional ACC players are currently listed as alternates: Zach Auguste (Notre Dame), Jaron Blossomgame (Clemson) and Sheldon McClellan (Miami).