Jamaal Tatum Invited to NBA Pre-Draft Camp

May 16th, 2007

CARBONDALE, Ill. - Former Saluki guard Jamaal Tatum has been invited to participate in the NBA Draft Camp that takes place in Orlando from May 29 to June 4.

The camp is reserved for elite NBA prospects, the majority of which are likely to be picked during the league's annual two-round draft that takes place on June 28.

"We're extremely happy for Jamaal," Southern Illinois University head coach Chris Lowery said. "This is a prestigious camp and the next big step in his pro basketball career. It has to be tremendous boost for his confidence to receive this invitation."

Tatum is only the third player in school history to be invited to the camp. The others were Chris Carr (1995) and Rolan Roberts (2002). Carr, who was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the 56th pick in the 1995 draft, is the last Saluki player to be drafted.

Much of the competiton at this year's camp will be televised live by ESPNU.

Tatum is currently in Sacramento, Calif. working out with other draft prospects and was unavailable for comment