Simmons isn’t the only big name not making an appearance at the combine. Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell, Kentucky’s Isaiah Briscoe and Wichita State’s Fred Vanvleet also won’t be participating.
This continues a trend of players expected to go high in the June draft opting to skip the combine. Last year, Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Oklafor also were no-shows. In 2014, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker also did not take part.