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Who would’ve thought it would be just a year since our last NBA Pre-Draft timeline, as Tosan Evbuomwan looks to follow in the footsteps of Jeremy Sochan to get drafted.
It is no guaranteed thing; Evbuomwan is projected as a late second round pick or undrafted by most draft experts. Fellow Brit Quinn Ellis was looking like he would be in with Tosan, but withdrew after a strong showing at adidas Eurocamp.
Evbuomwan, a former Newcastle Eagle, was named unanimous Ivy League Player of the Year in 2022 and had one of year of college eligibility remaining but has chosen to opt to turn pro instead.
Evbuomwan’s versatile dominance captivated the country while taking the 15th-seeded Tigers to the Sweet 16, as he averaged averaging 18 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists over five elimination games in the post-season with the Tigers.
The 6’8″ point forward is hoping to become just the second Ivy League player drafted since 1984 – joining the London Lions’ Miye Oni, and would become the first player with a British passport drafted since Ryan Richards in 2010.
The draft is set to happen Thursday June 22 in Brooklyn
Stay updated with his how journey to the NBA is unfolding with our pre-draft timeline:
Marc Spears writes a nice feature on Tosan after his March Madness run, and in it makes it clear Tosan has NBA aspirations.
After a fairytale March Madness run, and with one year of college eligibility remaining, Tosan Evbuomwan declares for the 2023 NBA Draft.
The news was first reported by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony of Draft Express.
Princeton's Tosan Evbuomwan, the Ivy league player of the year and a breakout star of the NCAA tournament, will forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the NBA draft, he told ESPN. He will sign with George S. Langberg of GSL Sports Group for representation. pic.twitter.com/mbMa3AxK7H
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) March 30, 2023
🇬🇧 Tosan Evbuomwan will enter the NBA Draft, per @DraftExpress
The 6-8 point forward had an exceptional college career culminated in a historic NCAA tourney run with @PrincetonMBB where he put his unique style and skillset on full display
— CBB Europe (@CBB_Europe) March 30, 2023
Tosan signs with GSL Sports Group for representation.
Excited to welcome Tosan Evbuomwan to GSL Sports Group – Tosan’s cerebral approach, unique skillset & unwavering dedication to his craft is what separates him. The best is yet to come.
The path to the NBA Draft starts now! @Tosan_Evb pic.twitter.com/er8orjVOC8
— George S. Langberg (@GeorgeLangberg) March 30, 2023
Ivy Hoops Online does an indepth break down of Tosan Evbuomwan’s game26th April
Tosan is confirmed as an NBA draft entrant:
The NBA announced today that 242 players have filed as early entry candidates for NBA Draft 2023 presented by State Farm.
Full list of candidates: https://t.co/oxl4FL865d
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) April 26, 2023
Tosan recevies a G-League camp invite:
Princeton’s Tosan Evbuomwan has received a G League Elite Camp invite, I’m told.
6’8” British point forward w/ a 7’1” wingspan + a versatile, unorthodox game.
Methodical tactician who leverages crafty footwork, initiates contact, and probes his way to passing/finishing angles. pic.twitter.com/tQLvU9zcq9
— Jon Chepkevich (@JonChep) May 4, 2023
Tosan works out with the Atlanta Hawks.
Here's who is in the building tomorrow for pre-draft workouts ⤵️
Marcus Carr (Texas)
Kendric Davis (Memphis)
Tosan Evbuomwan (Princeton)
Landers Nolley II (Cincinnati)
Drew Peterson (USC)
Erik Stevenson (West Virginia) pic.twitter.com/AFf2HLymOt
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) May 10, 2023
Atlanta Hawks pre-draft workouts today:
Marcus Carr (Texas) – Guard
Kendric Davis (Memphis) – Guard
Tosan Evbuomwan (Princeton) – Forward
Landers Nolley II (Cincinnati) – Guard
Drew Peterson (USC) – Guard
Erik Stevenson (West Virginia) – Guard
— JJ (@JameelahJNBA) May 11, 2023
Tosan has a strong Day 1 at the NBA G-League camp.
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) May 13, 2023
Tosan Evbuomwan showing some defensive versatility in this game which is what I wanted to see. Skilled offensive player who has a shot I would project to keep improving. Could be playing himself into a potential two-way deal.
— Draft Deeper (@DraftDeeper) May 13, 2023
The G-League releases this official video from the camp, interviewing Tosan:
"As I kept playing, I fell in love with it pretty quickly."@PrincetonMBB star Tosan Evbuomwan talks about his unique basketball journey, playing in the NCAA Tournament, and more at #EliteCamp. pic.twitter.com/2encND7H8I
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) May 14, 2023
Tosan’s official measurements come in from the G-League camp:
Princeton superstar and one of the unique prospects, Tosan Evbuomwan’s measurables:
Height without shoes: 6’ 7.25”
Standing reach: 8’9”
Standing vertical: 30.5
Weight: 215.0 LBS
Body fat: 6.8%
— John Fanta (@John_Fanta) May 14, 2023
Tosan is one of just eight players to receive an official invite to the NBA Draft Combine after his performances at the G-League Elite Camp.
Source: 8 players called up from G League Elite Camp to NBA Draft Combine starting tomorrow:
Jazian Gortman – OTE
Jabari Rice – Texas
Hunter Tyson – Clemson
Johni Broome – Auburn
PJ Hall – Clemson
Tosan Evbuomwan – Princeton
Kendric Davis – Memphis
Dillon Jones – Weber St
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 15, 2023
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) May 15, 2023
Tosan takes part in the official NBA Combine.
Watching Tosan Evbuomwan putting in shooting work ahead of the upcoming NBA Draft Combine scrimmages.
The G League Elite Camp standout measured in at 6’7 ¼” barefoot, 215 lbs. w/ a 7’1” wingspan + earned an NBA Draft Combine call-up.
Firm two-way candidate + potential RD2 pick. pic.twitter.com/WMTLvk4iZf
— Jon Chepkevich (@JonChep) May 17, 2023
Watch LIVE on ESPN2. pic.twitter.com/Nv74BjW6SV
— NBA Draft (@NBADraft) May 17, 2023
Tosan Evbuomwan (@Tosan_Evb) at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago 🏀🇬🇧
— NBA UK (@NBAUK) May 18, 2023
NJ.com writes about Tosan impressing at the Combine, and includes some thoughts from scouts in attendance:
He impressed several scouts seated courtside. They are not permitted to comment publicly but spoke on condition of anonymity.
Scout No. 1: “He’s really good, talented. Long. Can shoot. Can pass. Can put the ball on the floor and make a play.”
Scout No. 2: “Kid from Princeton has played well today. I didn’t see him during the year so I want to watch again. But right now I think he’s a G League guy but not a draft guy.”
Scout No. 3: “Really like Tosan’s passing and ability to defend in space.”
Evbuomwan works out for the Indiana Pacers and does this nice video interview, touching upon what it would mean to make it from England.
“It would mean a lot. There’s not many of us in the NBA.”@PrincetonMBB forward Tosan Evbuomwan talked about what it means to represent England and his NCAA Tournament run with Princeton.@NerdWallet | #GoldOnTheClock pic.twitter.com/Mc2tsymC1G
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) June 2, 2023
Adam Zagoria writes a feature on Tosan revealing he will work out with no less than 18 NBA teams.
Now on @njdotcom
NBA Draft 2023:
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 6, 2023
“The 6-foot-8 forward from Newcastle, England has recently worked out with the Utah Jazz, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics and is working out this week for the L.A. Clippers and Washington Wizards. He has 18 total workouts scheduled.
Before being selected to play in the NBA Combine after excelling at the G League Camp last month in Chicago, he worked out for the Celtics, Hawks, San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons.”
Another nice excerpt from the article:
“He’s really good, talented, long, can shoot,” one NBA scout said at the Combine. “Can pass. Can put the ball on the floor and make a play.”
BBC sport releases a nice feature on Tosan.
Washington Wizards work out Tosan.
Another day of draft workouts 🏀
Read more about these prospects ⤵️
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) June 10, 2023
Evbuomwan works out with the LA Lakers
On the floor today: Adama Sanogo & Tosan Evbuomwan. pic.twitter.com/iPzVxnvOgG
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 13, 2023
Adam Spinella does a scouting report on YouTube of Evbuomwan:
Workout with Minnesota Timberwolves
morning draft workouts complete. ✔️
▪️ Tosan Evbuomwan (Princeton)
▪️ Jazian Gortman (Overtime Elite)
▪️ Mojave King (G League Ignite) pic.twitter.com/YT6ZPFSetW
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) June 19, 2023
APP looks at Tosan Evbuomwan trying to become the first Princeton University basketball player chosen in the NBA Draft’s since 1984.
NBA draft day – where will Tosan go?!