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Jaron Blossomgame tries to prove himself at the NBA Combine

Clemson Tigers small forward Jaron Blossomgame is currently taking part in the NBA Combine in Chicago, where he is showcasing his skills in front of NBA executives, coaches and scouts. Originally slated as an alternate for the event, Blossomgame received a late invitation and now has the chance to improve his draft stock.
One of the more well-rounded players in the country from this past college basketball season, Blossomgame has been undervalued in terms of draft projection. This is likely because Clemson was not exactly a top-tier team last season. An excellent defender and a dangerous offensive threat, Blossomgame is talented on all fronts. Even though he is largely considered to be a second-round prospect at the moment, the athletic forward is first-round talent for sure.
At 6 foot 7, Blossomgame is much more skilled down low than his height would dictate, and he is an imposing force when driving in the lane. He became a serious three-point threat over the course of his career at Clemson and was even named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s (ACC) Most Improved Player for his efforts this past season.
Due to new NBA Draft rules, Blossomgame, who just finished his redshirt junior year, is currently participating in pre-draft workouts without having signed an agent. All early entrants into the draft have until May 25 to sign an agent and thus officially forgo the remainder of their collegiate careers.
The combine presents Blossomgame with a chance to really prove his worth. While it is strange and a little absurd that a player who earned all-ACC honors a few months ago failed to receive an original invitation to the NBA Combine, Blossomgame should use any frustration from that as fuel to put on a stellar performance this weekend, solidifying himself as a legitimate NBA talent.

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