NCAA early entrants who are testing the 2020 NBA draft waters will have less than three more weeks to decide whether or not to keep their names in the draft pool. According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports (Twitter link), an NCAA official has clarified that the NCAA’s withdrawal deadline for early entrants will be August 3 at 5:00 pm ET.
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The NCAA had previously announced that this year’s withdrawal deadline would be postponed until August 3 or 10 days after the NBA draft combine, whichever came later. With the status of this year’s combine still up in the air, August 3 is now the official withdrawal deadline.
Early entrants can still withdraw their names up until October 6, which is the NBA’s deadline. However, college players who do so after August 3 won’t be eligible to return to their NCAA teams.
Here are a few more odds and ends from around the basketball world:
- Andrew Lopez and Bobby Marks of ESPN highlight several free agents worth keeping an eye on during the NBA’s restart this summer, starting with Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram. Many of the players identified by Lopez and Marks – including Ingram, Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, and Clippers center Montrezl Harrell – are near the top of the latest 2020 FA power rankings we published earlier today.
- Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer explores how some roster moves from back in February, including the Bucks‘ signing of forward Marvin Williams, could impact the Eastern Conference playoffs this summer.
- With three months to go until draft day, Sam Vecenie of The Athletic has updated his mock draft. The Athletic’s draft guru has Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman, Deni Avdija, and Onyeka Okongwu coming off the board in the first five picks.