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Utah Jazz will get close look at some top prospects at combine
Michigan State's Gary Harris shoots against Indiana during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Michigan guard Nik Stauskas (11) goes up for a shot against Texas center Cameron Ridley (55) during the first half of a third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Creighton's Doug McDermott (3) shoots as Baylor's Isaiah Austin (21) and Rico Gathers, left, defend during the first half of a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, left, drives to the basket over Florida forward Dorian Finney-Smith during the first half of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier (13) gets past Kentucky guards Dominique Hawkins (25) and Aaron Harrison during the first half of their NCAA Final Four championship game Monday, April 7, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox)
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, Duke's Rodney Hood (5) shoots over Virginia Tech's Devin Wilson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. Hood is entering the NBA draft. Hood said in a statement Friday, April 18, 2014, that playing for Mike Krzyzewski "helped me grow and develop as a player and a person" to prepare him for the NBA.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
UCLA forward Kyle Anderson shoots during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in San Diego. UCLA faces Tulsa in a second-round game on Friday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
UCLA forward Kyle Anderson, right, drives with the ball as Tulsa forward Lew Evans defends during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
UCLA's Kyle Anderson shoots against Arizona's Aaron Gordon in the second half during the championship game of the NCAA Pac-12 conference college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Las Vegas. Anderson was voted Most Outstanding Player. UCLA won 75-71. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Duke's Rodney Hood (5) and Quinn Cook (2) chase the ball with Syracuse's Tyler Ennis (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Duke won 66-60. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Dayton's Scoochie Smith, right, and Syracuse's Tyler Ennis fight for control of the ball during the second half of a third-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)
Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis (11) dribbles past Maryland guard Seth Allen (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Arizona forward Aaron Gordon dunks a basket while playing Gonzaga during the second half of a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Arizona forward Aaron Gordon poewers his way up the court during the second half of a 68-59 victory over Weber State in a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Arizona forward Aaron Gordon shoots a free throw during practice for the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Arizona is scheduled to play San Diego State on Thursday in a regional semifinal. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Kentucky forward Julius Randle (30) shoots over a Georgia defense during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament, Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Kentucky forward Julius Randle, center, drives to the basket between Connecticut's Amida Brimah, left, and Terrence Samuel during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Kentucky's Julius Randle stretches during practice for their NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal college basketball tournament game Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Indianapolis. Kentucky plays Louisville on Friday, March 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart (33) shoots during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in San Diego. Oklahoma State faces Gonzaga in a second-round game on Friday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart grabs a loose ball during the first half in a second-round game against Gonzaga in the NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
FILE - In this March 13, 2014 file photo, Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart (33) reaches for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo.  Oklahoma State (21-12), the No. 9 seed in the West Region, will play No. 8 seed Gonzaga (28-6) Friday, March 21, 2014, in San Diego in its NCAA tournament opener. This will be SmartÃs last shot at tournament success because he will enter the NBA Draft after this season.(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
Indiana's Noah Vonleh (1) is defended by Evansville's Blake Simmons (50) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Indiana's Noah Vonleh (1) celebrates after a slam dunk in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. Penn State won 66-65. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Indiana's Noah Vonleh (1) puts up a shot against Northwestern's Kale Abrahamson (13) and Sanjay Lumpkin (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. Northwestern defeated Indiana 54-47. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

They’re at the top of every NBA Draft list, except for one.

The college basketball stars expected to be taken with the first three picks this June have removed their names from the list of participants at this week’s pre-draft combine in Chicago.

That means the Jazz won’t get Jabari Parker’s measurements.

They won’t get to examine Joel Embiid’s back.

They won’t get to sit down and interview Andrew Wiggins.

But general manager Dennis Lindsey says that shouldn’t leave the franchise with a draft-day blind spot as front office leaders prepare for one of the biggest drafts in team history.

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“We’ve been building a profile on all the best players over multiple years,” he said, “in anticipation of things happening and not being able to get guys in for workouts or them not showing up in Chicago.”

The combine, a four-day evaluation of some of the game’s best prospects, is a key piece in a team’s draft preparation. Sixty players, including Australian guard Dante Exum, Kentucky forward Julius Randle and Arizona forward Aaron Gordon, will be in attendance.

And after next week’s draft lottery, the Jazz will have a better idea of who might be available for them in June. Utah finished the season with the fourth-worst record — and therefore the fourth-best chance of landing the top overall pick. But the Jazz could end up anywhere between No. 1 and No. 7.

Depending on how the ping-pong balls bounce, the Jazz could be able to convince Parker, Wiggins or Embiid to visit Salt Lake City for workouts this summer.

“We hope so,” Jazz vice president of player personnel Walt Perrin said last week. “If we’re at No. 1, we’ll get everybody in that we want.”

If not, the Jazz should still be prepared.

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However, Wiggins, Parker and Embiid will not be at the pre-draft event.

At a glance

Also attending » Australian international product Dante Exum, who is not pictured.

Not attending » The stars who could be the first three off the board at the June 26 NBA Draft — Duke’s Jabari Parker and Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid — won’t be participating in this week’s pre-draft combine.

Associated Press file photos

NBA Draft-related coverage on TV

NBA Draft Combine » Thursday, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., ESPNU; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., ESPN2

» Friday, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., ESPNU; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., ESPN2

NBA Draft Lottery » Tuesday, 6 p.m., ESPN

NBA Draft » Thursday, June 26, 5 p.m., ESPN

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