With the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday, players in the draft class are getting ready for the first step in their professional careers. Sixty players will hear their names called by either David Stern or Adam Silver, and many of them will get to walk up onto the stage and celebrate their selection into the NBA. But not everybody who gets to walk up on stage will be invited to the NBA Draft.

While all potential selections are welcome to attend, only 10 players will be invited this year to the "green room" for Thursday's proceedings. According to Chad Ford of ESPN.com, the 10 preliminary invitations have been made to players like Nerlens Noel of Kentucky, Alex Len of Maryland and Victor Oladipo of Indiana, among others.

The NBA has issued 10 preliminary invitations to its "green room" for Thursday night's draft, according to multiple sources.

Those invited are: Nerlens Noel (Kentucky); Victor Oladipo (Indiana); Otto Porter (Georgetown); Alex Len (Maryland); Anthony Bennett (UNLV); Ben McLemore (Kansas); Trey Burke (Michigan);Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse); C.J. McCollum (Lehigh); and Cody Zeller (Indiana).