With only 60 players picked in a quick 2 round NBA draft, Talor Battle likely will find himself on the outside looking in after June 23rd. That doesn’t mean Battle won’t have a chance to play in the NBA though. Every year, undrafted players eventually find themselves on an NBA team after evaluations by league and team scouts. For any player who isn’t highly sought after but has plenty of potential, the biggest key to their future is getting their name out to as many scouts and coaches as possible.
The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week will give Talor Battle a great chance to improve his stock and show NBA scouts that he has what it takes to play at the next level. The complete roster of players can be found here, but some names from the Big Ten you’d recognize are: Jon Diebler, Mike Davis, and Mike Tisdale.
Talor and his team will play this Wednesday at 7PM in a game that will showcase an excellent guard matchup between Battle and Seton Hall’s Jeremy Hazell. We’ll have updates throughout the week on Talor’s performance and standing in the tournament. For now here’s a look at Talor’s teammates for an important juncture in the draft process.