Fifty-seven NBA scouts and team officials, including six general managers/presidents, have reserved seats for Thursday’s contest between North Texas’ Tony Mitchell and Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum.
“Every NBA team will be represented at that game,” one NBA official said on the condition of anonymity. “It’s a real credit to those mid-major programs that develop world-class talent the old-fashioned way.”
McCollum, a 6-foot-3 guard, leads the nation in scoring at 24.9 points a game.
Mitchell was named Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year last season and is averaging 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds.
Both players are projected as potential lottery picks in the 2013 draft.
“It’s the same as it was in high school, when we had college coaches coming to watch our AAU and high school games,” Mitchell said. “It’s not something we think about. We just have to try to win the game.”