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 7-10-20 (10:50am 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. Lamine Diane, F, Cal State Northridge (sophomore) (link)
  12. Devon Dotson, G, Kansas (sophomore) (link)
  13. Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia (freshman) (link)
  14. Malik Fitts, F, Saint Mary’s (junior) (link)
  15. Malachi Flynn, G, San Diego State (junior) (link)
  16. Josh Green, G/F, Arizona (freshman) (link)
  17. Ashton Hagans, G, Kentucky (sophomore) (link)
  18. Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State (sophomore) (link)
  19. Josh Hall, F, Moravian Prep (N/A) (link)
  20. Rayshaun Hammonds, F, Georgia (junior) (link)
  21. Jalen Harris, G, Nevada (junior) (link)
  22. Niven Hart, G, Fresno State (freshman) (link)
  23. Nate Hinton, G/F, Houston (sophomore) (link)
  24. Elijah Hughes, G/F, Syracuse (junior) (link)
  25. C.J. Jones, G, Middle Tennessee (junior) (link)
  26. Mason Jones, G, Arkansas (junior) (link)
  27. Tre Jones, G, Duke (sophomore) (link)
  28. Saben Lee, G, Vanderbilt (junior) (link)
  29. Kira Lewis, G, Alabama (sophomore) (link)
  30. Nico Mannion, G, Arizona (freshman) (link)
  31. Kenyon Martin Jr., F, IMG Academy (N/A) (link)
  32. Tyrese Maxey, G, Kentucky (freshman) (link)
  33. Jaden McDaniels, F, Washington (freshman) (link)
  34. Isiaha Mike, F, SMU (junior) (link)
    • Note: Mike may withdraw from the draft, but will still go pro.
  35. EJ Montgomery, F, Kentucky (sophomore) (link)
  36. Aaron Nesmith, G, Vanderbilt (sophomore) (link)
  37. Zeke Nnaji, F, Arizona (freshman) (link)
  38. Jordan Nwora, F, Louisville (junior) (link)
  39. Onyeka Okongwu, F/C, USC (freshman) (link)
  40. Isaac Okoro, F, Auburn (freshman) (link)
  41. Daniel Oturu, C, Minnesota (sophomore) (link)
  42. Reggie Perry, F, Mississippi State (sophomore) (link)
  43. Nate Pierre-Louis, G, Temple (junior) (link)
  44. Immanuel Quickley, G, Kentucky (sophomore) (link)
  45. Paul Reed, F, DePaul (junior) (link)
  46. Nick Richards, F/C, Kentucky (junior) (link)
  47. Jay Scrubb, G, John A. Logan College (sophomore) (link)
  48. Chris Smith, F, UCLA (junior) (link)
  49. Jalen Smith, F, Maryland (sophomore) (link)
  50. Cassius Stanley, G, Duke (freshman) (link)
  51. Isaiah Stewart, F/C, Washington (freshman) (link)
  52. Obi Toppin, F, Dayton (sophomore) (link)
  53. Jordan Tucker, F, Butler (sophomore) (link)
  54. Devin Vassell, G, Florida State (sophomore) (link)
  55. Nick Weatherspoon, G, Mississippi State (junior) (link)
  56. Kaleb Wesson, F/C, Ohio State (junior) (link)
  57. Kahlil Whitney, F, Kentucky (freshman) (link)
  58. Emmitt Williams, F, LSU (sophomore) (link)
  59. Patrick Williams, F, Florida State (freshman) (link)
  60. James Wiseman, C, Memphis (freshman) (link)
  61. Robert Woodard II, F, Mississippi State (sophomore) (link)
  62. Omer Yurtseven, C, Georgetown (junior) (link)

Testing draft waters (or intentions unclear):

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

International Players:

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

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

Withdrawing from draft after testing the waters:

  1. Darko Bajo, F, Croatia (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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