Up until this year players had a better ability to test the waters in the NBA draft. They had several weeks following the end of the season in which to evaluate and be evaluated, and then make an informed decision on whether or not to jump ship. They could go into NBA facilities and have their games broken down by NBA teams.
Now the deadline (for pulling out of the draft) is today. Players can still enter the draft until April 29th. They just can’t pull out if they do.
So at this point, anyone who hasn’t withdrawn their name is committed. Here’s my list so far. Following the list is an infographic focusing on which conferences are losing the most. Click on things.
|J’Covan Brown||Texas||Big 12||Junior|
|Thomas Robinson||Kansas||Big 12||Junior|
|Perry Jones III||Baylor||Big 12||Sophomore|
|Royce White||Iowa St||Big 12||Sophomore|
|Maalik Wayns||Villanova||Big East||Junior|
|Moe Harkless||St Johns||Big East||Freshman|
|Hollis Thompson||Georgetown||Big East||Junior|
|Dion Waiters||Syracuse||Big East||Sophomore|
|Victor Rudd||South Florida||Big East||Sophomore|
|Fab Melo||Syracuse||Big East||Sophomore|
|Damian Lillard||Weber State||Big Sky||Junior|
|Jared Sullinger||Ohio State||Big Ten||Sophomore|
|Meyers Leonard||Illinois||Big Ten||Sophomore|
|Jared Cunningham||Oregon State||Pac 12||Junior|
|Terrence Ross||Washington||Pac 12||Sophomore|
|Tony Wroten||Washington||Pac 12||Freshman|
|Reeves Nelson||UCLA||Pac 12||Junior|
|Arnett Moultrie||Mississippi St||SEC||Junior|
|Renardo Sidney||Mississippi St||SEC||Junior|