NBA Pre-Draft

Ground Zero Training Conducts 2018 NBA Pre-Draft Pro Day

On Friday June 8, 2018, Ground Zero Training directed its annual Pro Day workout for their 2018 NBA Pre-Draft athletes in Chicago in conjunction with Priority Sports & Entertainment.

Projected Top 15 NBA Draft Pick, Michael Porter Jr.

Projected Top 15 NBA Draft Pick, Michael Porter Jr.

With front office executives present from all over the NBA, the group of players were given a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase themselves in front of a huge crowd of their future employers.

2x Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year-Jevon Carter

2x Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year-Jevon Carter

Some of those in attendance included, Vlade Divac (Sacramento Kings General Manager), Lawrence Frank (Los Angeles Clippers President of Basketball Operations), John Hammond (Orlando Magic General Manager), Jeff Weltman (Orlando Magic President of Basketball Operations), Chris Wallace (Memphis Grizzlies General Manager of Basketball Operations), Gar Forman (Chicago Bulls General Manager), Fred Hoiberg (Chicago Bulls Head Coach), among many other executives and coaches. It was a who’s who crowd of NBA personnel for this big day.

Michigan State's Gavin Schilling

Michigan State's Gavin Schilling

Stay tuned as we inch closer to the NBA Draft on June 21!

Michael Porter Jr. GZT NBA Pro Day

2017 NBA Draft

The 2017 NBA Draft was a fantastic night for the Ground Zero Training family yielding huge success. Six members of the 2017 GZT NBA Pre-Draft class were drafted by NBA teams.

1st Round:

- Zach Collins (Portland Trail Blazers)
- Tyler Lydon (Denver Nuggets)
- Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers)

2nd Round:
- Sterling Brown (Milwaukee Bucks)
- Sindarius Thornwell (Los Angeles Clippers)
- Alec Peters (Phoenix Suns)

In the last 4 years, GZT, has had 21 players selected in the NBA Draft, with 13 of those being taken in the 1st Round. With such success, GZT is the premier leader in NBA Draft preparation.

South Carolina to name basketball scholarship after Sindarius Thornwell

The University of South Carolina has announced that the legend of SEC Player of the Year and current Ground Zero Training NBA Pre-Draft program participant, Sindarius Thornwell, will continue to live on after announcing a men’s basketball scholarship in his name.

Sindarius GZT

According to the school, once the scholarship is funded, it will be awarded annually to a player that exemplifies the characteristics Sindarius brought to the program. This past season, Sindarius led South Carolina to their first NCAA Final Four.

“One of our student-athletes will benefit from the great leadership that Sindarius showed during his playing days,” USC head coach Frank Martin said in a statement. “This scholarship represents opportunity, commitment, work ethic and success and I want to thank our university and athletics department leadership for launching this effort in Sindarius’ name.”

Thornwell is the first men’s basketball player to earn the coaches’ choice for SEC Player of the Year in school history.

Sindarius GZT

“Truly an honor to have a basketball scholarship named after myself,” Thornwell said in a post on his social media accounts. “Thank you to Coach Frank and the University of South Carolina for everything!”