For a second straight year, Washington State big man Mouhamed Gueye will test the NBA draft waters, he tells Jamey Vinnick of CougFan.com (subscription required). Gueye also entered the draft pool in 2022 following his freshman year, but eventually withdrew and returned to the Cougars.
Gueye enjoyed a breakout season in 2022/23, averaging 14.3 points and 8.4 rebounds in 32.1 minutes per game across 33 appearances. He currently comes in at No. 48 on ESPN’s big board, making him a legitimate candidate to be drafted if he keeps his name in the 2023 pool.
Gueye also stated that he doesn’t intend to enter the transfer portal, so if he withdraws from the draft for a second consecutive year, it sounds like he’d be back with Washington State.
The following NCAA players are also declaring for the 2023 NBA draft, having made their announcements at some point within the last several days. Unless otherwise indicated, these players are simply testing the draft waters while maintaining their college eligibility for now.
- Branden Carlson, F/C, Utah (senior) (Twitter link)
- Tristan Da Silva, F, Colorado (junior) (link via Adam Munsterteiger of BuffStampede.com)
- El Ellis, G, Louisville (senior) (Instagram link)
- Hakim Hart, G, Maryland (senior) (Instagram link)
- Meechie Johnson Jr., G, South Carolina (junior) (Instagram link)
- Judah Mintz, G, Syracuse (freshman) (Twitter link)
- Kario Oquendo, G, Georgia (junior) (Twitter link)
- Note: Oquendo is also entering the transfer portal.
- Quinten Post, F/C, Boston College (senior) (Instagram link)
- Terry Roberts, G, Georgia (senior) (Instagram link)
- Note: Roberts’ statement doesn’t indicate that he plans to maintain his NCAA eligibility.
3 thoughts on “Mouhamed Gueye Among NCAA Players Testing Draft Waters”
What about Brandin Podziemski from Sandra Clara, I thought he said NBA was calling him
We wrote about him earlier in the week: link to hoopsrumors.com
He did say that