NBA Draft Combine 2015: Meet Robert Upshaw, This Year’s Biggest Wild Card

May 15th, 2015 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »

CHICAGO — There was a point during the 2014-15 college basketball season when big man Robert Upshaw had emerged as one of the country's hottest NBA draft prospects. And then everything changed. 

Just two years after being dismissed from Fresno State in 2013, it happened again. Upshaw was kicked off Washington's basketball team this past January. And for the last three months, he'd seemingly vanished. 

Without a coach to contact or even a Twitter account to follow, Upshaw had completely fallen off the map. 

But the NBA folks apparently weren't interested in just letting him fade away. They sent him an invite to this year's NBA combine in Chicago, where he'd finally resurface to meet with teams and look to rebrand his image. 

"It's been a long process," Upshaw told Bleacher Report. "I've had a lot of education around drugs and alcohol. A lot of things I've been through—I haven't kept that a secret. I've just been working on myself with a team of people that are really close to me and building a structure so I can have success at the next level.

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