2020 NBA Draft Early Entrants List

With the sports world on pause as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many pre-draft scouting events have already been nixed or are in danger of being canceled, and there are serious doubts about whether NBA teams will have the ability to work out prospects leading up to this year’s draft.

Many early entrants declare for the draft based on the belief that they’ll be able to improve their stock in those events and workouts, and may be less inclined to leave college if those opportunities aren’t available.

Additionally, with the NBA planning to resume its 2019/20 season, the 2020 draft – originally scheduled for June 25 – has been pushed back to October 16. Early entrants will need to make decisions well before then if they want to return to their college programs or international teams.

The NCAA’s withdrawal deadline, which initially fell on June 3, has been postponed until either August 3 or 10 days after the combine, whichever comes first. The NBA’s withdrawal deadline falls 10 days before the draft, so international early entrants will have until October 6 to decide whether or not to remain in the draft.

In an unprecedented twist, the NBA also retroactively adjusted its early entry deadline from April 26 to August 17, giving players a second window to declare for the 2020 draft. Bizarrely, that deadline now falls after the NCAA’s withdrawal deadline, so we’re unlikely to see any college players enter the draft waters between August 3 and August 17.

As we navigate uncharted draft waters, we’ll be using the space below to keep track of 2020’s early entrant prospects. Players who initially entered the draft and then withdrew from consideration will be noted as well.

This post, which will be updated daily, 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 8-22-20 (8:24am CT)

College Players:

Expected to stay in draft:

  1. Precious Achiuwa, F, Memphis (freshman) (link)
  2. Milan Acquaah, G, California Baptist (junior) (link)
  3. Ty-Shon Alexander, G, Creighton (junior) (link)
  4. Cole Anthony, G, North Carolina (freshman) (link)
  5. Brendan Bailey, F, Marquette (sophomore) (link)
  6. Saddiq Bey, F, Villanova (sophomore) (link)
  7. Tyler Bey, F, Colorado (junior) (link)
  8. Jermaine Bishop, G, Norfolk State (junior) (link)
  9. Dachon Burke, G, Nebraska (junior) (link)
  10. Vernon Carey Jr., C, Duke (freshman) (link)
  11. Nate Darling, G, Delaware (junior) (link)
  12. Lamine Diane, F, Cal State Northridge (sophomore) (link)
  13. Devon Dotson, G, Kansas (sophomore) (link)
  14. Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia (freshman) (link)
  15. CJ Elleby, F, Washington State (sophomore) (link)
  16. Malik Fitts, F, Saint Mary’s (junior) (link)
  17. Malachi Flynn, G, San Diego State (junior) (link)
  18. Tony Goodwin II, G/F, Redemption Academy (N/A) (link)
  19. Josh Green, G/F, Arizona (freshman) (link)
  20. Ashton Hagans, G, Kentucky (sophomore) (link)
  21. Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State (sophomore) (link)
  22. Josh Hall, F, Moravian Prep (N/A) (link)
  23. Rayshaun Hammonds, F, Georgia (junior) (link)
  24. Jalen Harris, G, Nevada (junior) (link)
  25. Niven Hart, G, Fresno State (freshman) (link)
  26. Nate Hinton, G/F, Houston (sophomore) (link)
  27. Elijah Hughes, G/F, Syracuse (junior) (link)
  28. Isaiah Joe, G, Arkansas (sophomore) (link)
  29. Dakari Johnson, G, Cape Fear CC (freshman) (link)
  30. C.J. Jones, G, Middle Tennessee (junior) (link)
  31. Mason Jones, G, Arkansas (junior) (link)
  32. Tre Jones, G, Duke (sophomore) (link)
  33. Saben Lee, G, Vanderbilt (junior) (link)
  34. Michael Lenoir, G, Creating Young Minds Academy (N/A) (link)
  35. Kira Lewis, G, Alabama (sophomore) (link)
  36. Nico Mannion, G, Arizona (freshman) (link)
  37. Naji Marshall, F, Xavier (junior) (link)
  38. Kenyon Martin Jr., F, IMG Academy (N/A) (link)
  39. Tyrese Maxey, G, Kentucky (freshman) (link)
  40. Jaden McDaniels, F, Washington (freshman) (link)
  41. Isiaha Mike, F, SMU (junior) (link)
    • Note: Mike may withdraw from the draft, but will still go pro.
  42. EJ Montgomery, F, Kentucky (sophomore) (link)
  43. Aaron Nesmith, G, Vanderbilt (sophomore) (link)
  44. Zeke Nnaji, F, Arizona (freshman) (link)
  45. Jordan Nwora, F, Louisville (junior) (link)
  46. Onyeka Okongwu, F/C, USC (freshman) (link)
  47. Isaac Okoro, F, Auburn (freshman) (link)
  48. Daniel Oturu, C, Minnesota (sophomore) (link)
  49. Reggie Perry, F, Mississippi State (sophomore) (link)
  50. Filip Petrusev, F/C, Gonzaga (sophomore) (link)
    • Note: Petrusev may withdraw from the draft, but will still go pro.
  51. Nate Pierre-Louis, G, Temple (junior) (link)
  52. Immanuel Quickley, G, Kentucky (sophomore) (link)
  53. Jahmi’us Ramsey, G, Texas Tech (freshman) (link)
  54. Paul Reed, F, DePaul (junior) (link)
  55. Nick Richards, F/C, Kentucky (junior) (link)
  56. Jay Scrubb, G, John A. Logan College (sophomore) (link)
  57. Jalen Smith, F, Maryland (sophomore) (link)
  58. Cassius Stanley, G, Duke (freshman) (link)
  59. Isaiah Stewart, F/C, Washington (freshman) (link)
  60. Tyrell Terry, G, Stanford (freshman) (link)
  61. Xavier Tillman, F/C, Michigan State (junior) (link)
  62. Obi Toppin, F, Dayton (sophomore) (link)
  63. Jordan Tucker, F, Butler (sophomore) (link)
  64. Devin Vassell, G, Florida State (sophomore) (link)
  65. Nick Weatherspoon, G, Mississippi State (junior) (link)
  66. Kaleb Wesson, F/C, Ohio State (junior) (link)
  67. Kahlil Whitney, F, Kentucky (freshman) (link)
  68. Emmitt Williams, F, LSU (sophomore) (link)
  69. Patrick Williams, F, Florida State (freshman) (link)
  70. James Wiseman, C, Memphis (freshman) (link)
  71. Robert Woodard II, F, Mississippi State (sophomore) (link)
  72. Omer Yurtseven, C, Georgetown (junior) (link)

Withdrawing from draft after testing the waters:

  1. Jordyn Adams, G, Austin Peay (freshman) (link)
  2. Abdul Ado, C, Mississippi State (junior) (link)
  3. Timmy Allen, F, Utah (sophomore) (link)
  4. Derrick Alston Jr., F, Boise State (junior) (link)
  5. Joel Ayayi, G, Gonzaga (sophomore) (link)
  6. Jomaru Brown, G, Eastern Kentucky (sophomore) (link)
  7. Marcus Burk, G, IUPUI (junior) (link)
  8. Jordan Burns, G, Colgate (junior) (link)
  9. Jared Butler, G, Baylor (sophomore) (link)
  10. Manny Camper, G/F, Siena (junior) (link)
  11. Marcus Carr, G, Minnesota (sophomore) (link)
  12. Tamenang Choh, F, Brown (junior) (link)
  13. Kofi Cockburn, C, Illinois (freshman) (link)
  14. David Collins, G, South Florida (junior) (link)
  15. Zach Cooks, G, NJIT (junior) (link)
  16. Jalen Crutcher, G, Dayton (junior) (link)
  17. Ryan Daly, G, Saint Joseph’s (junior) (link)
  18. Darius Days, F, LSU (sophomore) (link)
  19. Dexter Dennis, G, Wichita State (sophomore) (link)
  20. Ayo Dosunmu, G, Illinois (sophomore) (link)
  21. Nojel Eastern, G, Purdue (junior) (link)
  22. Mason Faulkner, G, Western Carolina (junior) (link)
  23. LJ Figueroa, G, St. John’s (sophomore) (link)
  24. Blake Francis, G, Richmond (junior) (link)
  25. Hasahn French, F, Saint Louis (junior) (link)
  26. D.J. Funderburk, F, North Carolina State (junior) (link)
  27. Both Gach, G/F, Utah (sophomore) (link)
  28. Alonzo Gaffney, F, Ohio State (freshman) (link)
  29. Luka Garza, C, Iowa (junior) (link)
  30. Jacob Gilyard, G, Richmond (junior) (link)
  31. Grant Golden, F, Richmond (junior) (link)
  32. Jordan Goodwin, G, Saint Louis (junior) (link)
  33. Jayvon Graves, G, Buffalo (junior) (link)
  34. AJ Green, G, Northern Iowa (sophomore) (link)
  35. Darin Green, G, UCF (freshman) (link)
  36. Aaron Henry, F, Michigan State (sophomore) (link)
  37. Jalen Hill, F/C, UCLA (sophomore) (link)
  38. Jay Huff, F, Virginia (junior) (link)
  39. Feron Hunt, F, SMU (sophomore) (link)
  40. Chance Hunter, G, Long Beach State (sophomore) (link)
  41. DeJon Jarreau, G, Houston (junior) (link)
  42. Damien Jefferson, G/F, Creighton (junior) (link)
  43. Jalen Johnson, F, Louisiana (junior) (link)
  44. Andre Jones, G, Nicholls State (junior) (link)
  45. Herbert Jones, F, Alabama (junior) (link)
  46. Corey Kispert, F, Gonzaga (junior) (link)
  47. Kameron Langley, G, North Carolina A&T (junior) (link)
  48. A.J. Lawson, G, South Carolina (sophomore) (link)
  49. Matt Lewis, G, James Madison (junior) (link)
  50. Isaiah Livers, F, Michigan (junior) (link)
  51. Denzel Mahoney, G, Creighton (junior) (link)
  52. Makur Maker, C, Hillcrest Academy (N/A) (link)
  53. Sandro Mamukelashvili, F, Seton Hall (junior) (link)
  54. Tre Mann, G, Florida (freshman) (link)
  55. Remy Martin, G, Arizona State (junior) (link)
  56. Mac McClung, G, Georgetown (sophomore) (link)
  57. Isaiah Miller, G, UNC Greensboro (junior) (link)
  58. Matt Mitchell, F, San Diego State (junior) (link)
  59. Andrew Nembhard, G, Florida (sophomore) (link)
  60. Obadiah Noel, G, UMass-Lowell (junior) (link)
  61. Elijah Olaniyi, G/F, Stony Brook (junior) (link)
  62. John Petty, G, Alabama (junior) (link)
  63. Xavier Pinson, G, Missouri (sophomore) (link)
  64. Yves Pons, F, Tennessee (junior) (link)
  65. Darius Quisenberry, G, Youngstown State (sophomore) (link)
  66. Colbey Ross, G, Pepperdine (junior) (link)
  67. Fatts Russell, G, Rhode Island (junior) (link)
  68. Joe Saterfield, G/F, Ranger CC (freshman) (link)
  69. Aamir Simms, F, Clemson (junior) (link)
  70. Javonte Smart, G, LSU (sophomore) (link)
  71. Chris Smith, F, UCLA (junior) (link)
  72. Collin Smith, F/C, UCF (junior) (link)
  73. Justin Smith, F, Indiana (junior) (link)
  74. Mitchell Smith, F, Missouri (junior) (link)
  75. Stef Smith, G, Vermont (junior) (link)
  76. Ben Stanley, F, Hampton (sophomore) (link)
  77. Parker Stewart, G, UT Martin (sophomore) (link)
  78. Terry Taylor, G, Austin Peay (junior) (link)
  79. MaCio Teague, G, Baylor (junior) (link)
  80. Justin Thomas, G, Morehead State (junior) (link)
  81. Ethan Thompson, G, Oregon State (junior) (link)
  82. Jeremiah Tilmon, F, Missouri (junior) (link)
  83. Alonzo Verge Jr., G, Arizona State (junior) (link)
  84. Chris Vogt, C, Cincinnati (junior) (link)
  85. CJ Walker, G, Ohio State (junior) (link)
  86. Trendon Watford, F, LSU (freshman) (link)
  87. Ibi Watson, G, Dayton (junior) (link)
  88. Jarrod West, G, Marshall (junior) (link)
  89. Romello White, F, Arizona State (junior) (link)
  90. Deandre Williams, F, Evansville (sophomore) (link)
  91. Keith Williams, G, Cincinnati (junior) (link)
  92. McKinley Wright, G, Colorado (junior) (link)

International Players:

Note: The country indicates where the player had been playing, not necessarily where he was born.

  1. Deni Avdija, F, Israel (born 2001) (link)
  2. Brancou Badio, F, Spain (born 1999) (link)
  3. Darko Bajo, F, Croatia (born 1999) (link)
  4. Marek Blazevic, C, Lithuania (born 2001) (link)
  5. Adrian Bogucki, C, Poland (born 2000) (link)
  6. Leandro Bolmaro, F, Spain (born 2000) (link)
  7. Henri Drell, G/F, Italy (born 2000) (link)
  8. Imru Duke, F, Spain (born 1999) (link)
  9. Michele Ebeling, F, Italy (born 1999) (link)
  10. Paul Eboua, F, Italy (born 2000) (link)
  11. Osas Ehigiator, C, Spain (born 1999) (link)
  12. Joel Ekamba, G, France (born 2001) (link)
  13. Miguel Gonzalez, G/F, Spain (born 1999) (link)
  14. Killian Hayes, G, Germany (born 2001) (link)
  15. Sehmus Hazer, G, Turkey (born 1999) (link)
  16. Rokas Jokubaitis, G, Lithuania (born 2000) (link)
  17. Georgios Kalaitzakis, G, Lithuania (born 1999) (link)
  18. Vit Krejci, G, Spain (born 2000) (link)
  19. Arturs Kurucs, G, Latvia (born 2000) (link)
  20. Yam Madar, G, Israel (born 2000) (link)
  21. Theo Maledon, G, France (born 2001) (link)
  22. Karim Mane, G, Canada (born 2000) (link)
  23. Sergi Martinez, F, Spain (born 1999) (link)
  24. Nikola Miskovic, F, Serbia (born 1999) (link)
  25. Aristide Mouaha, G, Italy (born 2000) (link)
  26. Caio Pacheco, G, Argentina (born 1999) (link)
  27. Joel Parra, F, Spain (born 2000) (link)
  28. Aleksej Pokusevski, F, Greece (born 2001) (link)
  29. Sander Raieste, F, Estonia (born 1999) (link)
  30. Nikos Rogkavopoulos, F, Greece (born 2001) (link)
  31. Njegos Sikiras, F, Spain (born 1999) (link)
  32. Marko Simonovic, C, Serbia (born 1999) (link)
  33. Mouhamed Thiam, C, France (born 2001) (link)
  34. Aboubacar Traore, G, Canada (born 2001) (link)
  35. Uros Trifunovic, G, Serbia (born 2000) (link)
  36. Arnas Velicka, G, Lithuania (born 1999) (link)

Withdrawing from draft after testing the waters:

  1. Berke Atar, C, Macedonia (born 1999) (link)
  2. Philippe Bayehe, F, Italy (born 1999) (link)
  3. Vinicius Da Silva, C, Spain (born 2001) (link)
  4. Selim Fofana, G, Switzerland (born 1999) (link)
  5. Dut Mabor, C, Italy (born 2001) (link)
  6. Yigitcan Saybir, F, Turkey (born 1999) (link)
  7. Andrii Voinalovych, F, Ukraine (born 1999) (link)

Note: A number of other players, including LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton, became automatically draft-eligible for 2020 as a result of playing professionally last season. However, the NBA didn’t publicly release the list of auto-eligible players, so we’re not including those names here, since there would be gaps in our list.

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8 thoughts on “2020 NBA Draft Early Entrants List

  1. phillyballers

    Hold the draft before resuming the season, let the teams add those kids to their roster when they resume in August and treat it like September call-ups. ::throwing darts::

    • hiflew

      So you want a bunch of veterans to lose their jobs right after the long hiatus?

      • dust44

        I kinda like this. Just have to expand the rosters for the rest of the “season”. Screw it. Let’s do it

      • phillyballers

        Yea, see the comment below. You should watch baseball once in a while. Expanded rosters in September.

  2. stevenhfinch

    Where can you find which ones of these guys have hired agents and therefore cannot go back to college, and those who have not hired an agent and can withdraw later and go back to school?

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