BUFFALO, NY – For the second straight year the University at Buffalo men's basketball program will have representation at the Pro Basketball Combine as senior Dontay Caruthers has earned an invite, joining teammate Jeremy Harris. Wes Clark took part in the event.
The Professional Basketball Combine, which will take place May 21-22 at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, CA, is a secondary draft combine designed to give players an opportunity to showcase their talents in hopes of being selected to play professional basketball. Each player who attends has the opportunity to participate in private workouts and scrimmages, do combine testing, and interview for NBA GMs, NBA scouts, G-League personnel and overseas opportunities in what could be a life changing experience.
Caruthers was named the 2019 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year and was also an Academic All-MAC selection. He averaged 8.6 points per game as he played in all 36 games for UB, starting three of those contests. He scored 20 or more points four times during the year, including a career-best 28 points at Bowling Green. Following that performance, Caruthers was named the MAC's Scholar Athlete of the Week.
Caruthers was also named the MAC's Defensive Player of the Year in 2017, becoming just the third player in league history to win the award multiple times.