Draft Decisions: Wigginton, Cumberland, Lamb, More

The NCAA’s withdrawal deadline for early entrants is this Wednesday, May 29. That means that a number of college underclassmen who tested the draft waters this spring are now faced with a decision on whether to keep their names in the draft pool or pull out and head back to school for at least one more year.

Here’s a round-up of some of the latest reported early entrant decisions:

  • Iowa State sophomore guard Lindell Wigginton has decided to keep his name in the 2019 draft, he announced on Sunday (via Twitter). Wigginton doesn’t show up in ESPN’s top-100 list, so he’s far from a lock to be drafted.
  • The Bearcats got some good news today, as guard Jarron Cumberland will return to Cincinnati for his senior season, per Jeff Goodman of Stadium (Twitter link).
  • A spokesman tells Goodman (Twitter link) that Vermont forward Anthony Lamb will also head back to school for his senior year.
  • Two Davidson early entrants, sophomore guard Kellan Grady and junior guard Jon Axel Gudmundsson, are pulling out of draft and going back to school, as Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports relays (via Twitter).
  • Notre Dame guard TJ Gibbs will be heading back to school for his senior year, tweets Rothstein.
  • Missouri State junior forward Tulio Da Silva is withdrawing from the 2019 draft and retaining his college eligibility, a source tells Rothstein (Twitter link).
  • Portland State’s Holland Woods, a sophomore guard, is withdrawing from the 2019 NBA draft, according to Rothstein (via Twitter).
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4 thoughts on “Draft Decisions: Wigginton, Cumberland, Lamb, More

  1. Do you guys have a tracker set up for this? That would be really cool to see who is going back to college, who is staying in the draft, and who is still pending in one place.

    • Luke Adams

      I haven’t updated our early entrant list since the initial entry deadline, but I’m going to update it tonight to at least separate the guys who have withdrawn so far. It’ll be here: link to hoopsrumors.com

  2. hoosierhysteria

    A tracker for two days? A little late. The money is so big…but there are very few jobs available. Good to see some of these guys go back to school and hopefully complete their degree. A lot of money-grubbing agents give these kids bad advice.

  3. BStevens

    You realize most play overseas? Lots of money to be made there. Not NBA money but better money .

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