McClain

Hamilton County graduate Kevin McClain will have the chance to play in front of talent evaluators from the NBA, G-League and overseas.   

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. — Belmont University men's basketball senior Kevin McClain (Jennings, Fla.) has accepted an invitation to take part in the 2019 Professional Basketball Combine (PBC), event organizers announced.   

The two-day showcase will take place May 21 and May 22 at the Mamba Sports Academy in California.

McClain emerged as one of the top two-way players in college basketball this past season. The 6-3 guard recorded 30 double figure scoring games, including 19 consecutive to close the season. McClain delivered in the biggest of situations, most notably his game-high 29-point performance vs. Temple in the NCAA Tournament, leading Belmont to an 81-70 victory.

The Florida native also had a game-high 20 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals — and game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds remaining — in Belmont's victory at UCLA. McClain scored 27 points at Southeast Missouri March 2 as Belmont secured its fifth OVC regular season championship in seven years. The Jennings, Florida native averaged 16.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game en route to All-OVC First Team honors.

McClain helped lead Belmont to 94 victories and three conference championships in his career.

He ranked among OVC leaders in scoring, assists, 3-point field goal percentage, 3-point field goals per game and assist to turnover ratio.

McClain stands 11th on Belmont's NCAA Division I era career scoring list with 1,279 points.

Other notable players committed to the PBC include Kenny Williams (North Carolina), Corey Davis, Jr. (Houston), KeVaughn Allen (Florida), Jeremy Harris (Buffalo) and D'Marcus Simonds (Georgia State).

The Professional Basketball Combine is a secondary draft combine designed to give players an opportunity to showcase their talents in hopes of being selected to play professional basketball. Each attendee receives the opportunity to play, train and interact with talent evaluators from the NBA, G-League and overseas.

 

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