June 23, 2014 at 3:14 pm

MSU's Harris and Payne, U-M's Stauskas among 20 invited to draft green room

Gary Harris and Nik Stauskas compete in the Big Ten championship game in March. (Dale G. Young / Detroit News)

Twenty players, including Michigan State's Gary Harris and Adreian Payne, and Michigan's Nik Stauskas, have been invited to the green room for Thursday's NBA draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The two-round draft gets underway at 8 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN.

Harris and Stauskas, both shooting guards, have been projected as likely lottery picks. Payne, a power forward, is predicted to be a mid-to-late first-round selection.

James Young, a wing from Rochester who played at Kentucky, also is invited to Thursday night's festivities.


Tyler Ennis, Syracuse

Dante Exum, Australia

Aaron Gordon, Arizona

Gary Harris, Michigan State

Rodney Hood, Duke

Zach LaVine, UCLA

Doug McDermott, Creighton

Shabazz Napier, Connecticut

Jusuf Nurkic, Bosnia

Jabari Parker, Duke

Adreian Payne, Michigan State

Elfrid Payton, Louisiana-Lafayette

Julius Randle, Kentucky

Dario Saric, Croatia

Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State

Nik Stauskas, Michigan

Noah Vonleh, Indiana

T.J. Warren, North Carolina State

Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

James Young, Kentucky