NCAA Early Entrant Decisions For 2016 NBA Draft

The deadline for NCAA underclassmen to withdraw from the 2016 NBA draft and retain their remaining college eligibility came and went on Wednesday night, giving us a much clearer picture of which prospects are still draft-eligible and which ones are returning to school for at least one more year. International prospects have until June 13th to make a decision on whether or not to remain in this year’s draft, but this year’s NCAA draft class is mostly set.

As Jeff Goodman of tweeted this morning, Valparaiso’s Alec Peters was the last remaining NCAA underclassman of note who had yet to make his intentions clear after last night’s deadline — sources tell Goodman that Peters has withdrawn from the draft and will go back to school for his senior season after testing the waters.

Now that all those draft decisions are in, let’s go through the list of NCAA early entrants and check in on which players can still be drafted this year.


The following players either hired agents, forgoing their remaining college eligibility, or announced their intentions to remain in the draft.

Returning to School:

The following list of players withdrew from 2016 NBA draft consideration, according to reports or formal announcements from their respective schools.


There has been little to no news regarding the following players, who were all included on the NBA’s initial list of 2016 early entrants. Some may end up retaining their college eligibility, while others may remain draft-eligible — for some, last night’s deadline didn’t apply, since they weren’t on an NCAA roster at the end of this past season.

In his recap of this year’s draft decisions, ESPN’s Chad Ford (Insider link) didn’t mention any of these players, so it’s probably safe to assume they’d go undrafted even if they’re ultimately eligible to be selected.

  • Tony Anderson, PF, Southeast Missouri State (freshman)
  • Brandon Austin, SF, Northwest Florida State
  • Lamous Brown, C, JUCO (Sophomore)
  • Cedric Happi Noube, F, Virginia Union (junior)
  • Jordan Hare, PF, Rhode Island (junior)
  • Anthony January, F, Cal State-San Bernardino (sophomore)
  • Zak McLaughlin, F, Gadsden State (freshman)
  • Ingrid Sewa, F, Arizona Western College (sophomore)
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