Jeff Hagen Fails to Get Chicago Camp Invite

Minnesota Gophers senior center Jeff Hagen was not one of 64 players invited to the Chicago pre-draft camp, which will start Tuesday. Hagen had previously played in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in April. Hagen's team, the Tidewater Sealants, finished 1-2, losing 122-100 in the consolation championship game as he made 16 of 27 shots from the field and 10 of 17 free throws. He finished with 42 points and 15 rebounds in three games.

Jeff Hagen had hoped for an invitation to the Chicago pre-draft camp. The Chicago camp is the final opportunity for the NBA scouts and general managers to see the draft-eligible players in action. Sixty-four draft hopefuls will play in front of NBA and CBA talent evaluators in what is technically their "final interview" in the final postseason camp. The Chicago camp also serves as the site for the players to be measured, weighed and given physicals.

Jeff Hagen is a former walk-on who made himself into a NBA prospect with a strong senior season. He averaged 11.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as he led the Gophers to the NCAA Tournament and a 21-11 mark.

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