2018 NBA Draft Early Entrants List

The NCAA rule changes related to early entrants for the NBA draft, initially instituted in 2016, remain in effect this year. Those rule changes will allow underclassmen to “test the waters” before officially committing to the 2018 NBA draft.

NCAA underclassmen have until the end of the day on April 22 to declare for the draft, and can withdraw at any time up until May 30 while maintaining their NCAA eligibility, as long as they don’t hire agents. That means that prospects testing the waters can take part in the NBA draft combine from May 16-20 – if invited – and can work out for individual teams starting in late April. Meanwhile, international early entrants will have until June 11 at 4:00pm CT to decide whether or not to remain in the draft.

A year ago, the NBA’s initial list of early entrants included a record 182 names, but many of those players eventually withdrew from consideration prior to the May and June deadlines. This year, the final draft list will be set after the early entrant withdrawal deadline for international and other non-NCAA players passes on June 11.

In the meantime, we’ll use this post to keep track of reports and announcements on early entrant prospects and their decisions. We’ll archive them all in a running list here, which will be accessible anytime under “Hoops Rumors Features” on the right sidebar of our desktop site, or in the “Features” page found in our mobile menu.

The players below are listed in alphabetical order. If you have any corrections or omissions, please contact us.

Last updated 4-23-18 (8:55am CT)

College Underclassmen:

Expected to hire agent and stay in draft:

Testing draft waters without agent:

Top prospects returning to school rather than declaring for draft:

Prospects returning to school after indicating they’d test the waters:

International Early Entrants:

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2 thoughts on “2018 NBA Draft Early Entrants List

  1. sigmanj

    You forgot Ethan Happ – going the combine no agent looksie route

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