NEW YORK - - Belmont University men's basketball graduate Dylan Windler ('19) (Indianapolis, Ind.) has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2019 NBA Draft Combine powered by Under Armour, the NBA announced Wednesday.
The NBA Draft Combine is the first step in the Draft process for NBA hopefuls and features five-on-five games as well as shooting and strength and agility drills at Quest Multisport in Chicago on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17.
ESPN 2 will provide coverage both days from 2-6 p.m. CT.
Windler emerged as one of the top two-way players in college basketball. Windler posted 36 career double-doubles, including in 11 of his final 15 games as a Bruin. He ranked among OVC leaders in 10 statistical categories, namely third in scoring (21.3) and first in rebounding (10.9) – a category he led for a second consecutive season.
Windler was the only player in America who averaged at least 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
The Indianapolis native led Belmont (27-6) to 94 victories and three conference championships in his career, including Power 5 victories over UCLA, Georgia and Vanderbilt. Windler capped his career by helping the Bruins earn their first-ever NCAA Tournament victory with a win over Temple this season.
Windler, a two-time All-OVC First Team and Mid Major All-America selection, was named All-District by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). He was also a finalist for the Julius Erving Award and the Lou Henson Award.
Noted statistician Ken Pomeroy rated Windler fourth nationally in offensive efficiency in 2019.
Off the court, Windler was a two-time Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-America selection, a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and the 2019 Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA) Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason invitations 13 of the last 14 seasons, including eight berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 17 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 RPIs nine consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, Wichita State). Belmont is one of only nine NCAA Division I programs to win 19 or more games 14 consecutive seasons (BYU, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, San Diego State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 17 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is one of only three NCAA Division I programs to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence.