2024 NBA Draft Early Entrants List

Early entrants who wish to declare for the 2024 NBA draft have until the end of the day on Saturday, April 27 to make that decision official.

Players who declare for the draft this year will have to withdraw by the end of the day on May 29 if they wish to retain their NCAA eligibility. The NBA’s withdrawal deadline, which is more relevant for international prospects, is on June 16 at 5:00 pm Eastern time. The 2024 draft, which will be extended to two days for the first time, will take place on June 26-27.

Since 2021, the annual list of “early” entrants has become even bigger than usual because the NCAA granted players an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That means seniors who would’ve typically become automatically eligible for the draft now have the option of either declaring or remaining in college for an extra year.

Last year, 242 prospects initially declared as early entrants, with 92 of those players ultimately keeping their names in the draft and going pro. Those totals have been even higher in some recent years, so we’re expecting them to end up at least in the same neighborhood this time around.

We’ll use this post to keep track of reports and announcements on early entrant prospects and their decisions. We’ll archive them all here in a running list, which 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 4-11-24 (2:35pm CT)


College Underclassmen

Expected to remain in draft:

  1. Adem Bona, F/C, UCLA (sophomore)
  2. Trevon Brazile, F, Arkansas (junior)
  3. Carlton Carrington, G, Pitt (freshman)
  4. Devin Carter, G, Providence (junior)
  5. Isaiah Collier, G, USC (freshman)
  6. Rob Dillingham, G, Kentucky (freshman)
  7. Justin Edwards, G/F, Kentucky (freshman)
  8. Yves Missi, C, Baylor (freshman)
  9. Jaylon Tyson, G, California (junior)
  10. Kel’el Ware, C, Indiana (sophomore)

Testing the draft waters:

Note: Some of these players may also be transferring to new schools.

  1. Michael Ajayi, F, Pepperdine (junior)
  2. Adama-Alpha Bal, G/F, Santa Clara (junior)
  3. Mark Armstrong, G, Villanova (sophomore)
  4. Brooks Barnhizer, G/F, Northwestern (junior)
  5. Jalen Blackmon, G, Stetson (junior)
  6. Aaron Bradshaw, C, Kentucky (freshman)
  7. Dion Brown, G, UMBC (sophomore)
  8. Wesley Cardet, G/F, Chicago State (junior)
  9. Walter Clayton Jr., G, Florida (junior)
  10. Malik Dia, F, Belmont (sophomore)
  11. Frankie Fidler, F, Omaha (junior)
  12. Elijah Fisher, G, DePaul (sophomore)
  13. BJ Freeman, G, Milwaukee (junior)
  14. Kyshawn George, G/F, Miami (FL) (freshman)
  15. Keyshawn Hall, G, George Mason (sophomore)
  16. Dominick Harris, G, Loyola Marymount (junior)
  17. Bronny James, G, USC (freshman)
  18. Kobe Johnson, G/F, USC (junior)
  19. Miles Kelly, G, Georgia Tech (junior)
  20. Xaivian Lee, G, Princeton (sophomore)
  21. Zeke Mayo, G, South Dakota State (junior)
  22. Robert McCray, G, Jacksonville (sophomore)
  23. Scotty Middleton, G/F, Ohio State (freshman)
  24. Baba Miller, F, Florida State (sophomore)
  25. Jalon Moore, F, Oklahoma (junior)
  26. Great Osobor, F, Utah State (junior)
  27. Noah Reynolds, G, Green Bay (junior)
  28. Payton Sandfort, G/F, Iowa (junior)
  29. AJ Storr, G/F, Wisconsin (sophomore)
  30. Adou Thiero, G, Kentucky (sophomore)
  31. Saint Thomas, F, Northern Colorado (junior)
  32. Aboubacar Traore, G/F, Long Beach State (junior)
  33. Jaylen Wells, F, Washington State (junior)
  34. JZ Zaher, G, Bowling Green State (sophomore)

College Seniors

Expected to remain in draft:

  1. Jalen Cook, G, LSU
  2. Zach Edey, C, Purdue
  3. Eric Gaines, G, UAB
  4. Oso Ighodaro, F, Marquette
  5. Tyler Kolek, G, Marquette
  6. Sion James, G, Tulane
  7. Dillon Jones, F, Weber State
  8. Norchad Omier, F, Miami (FL)
  9. Jamal Shead, G, Houston

Testing the draft waters:

Note: Some of these players may also be transferring to new schools.

  1. Jabri Abdur-Rahim, G/F, Georgia
  2. Chibuzo Agbo, G/F, Boise State
  3. Posh Alexander, G, Butler
  4. Marchelus Avery, F, UCF
  5. Aziz Bandaogo, C, Cincinnati
  6. Mikeal Brown-Jones, F, UNC Greensboro
  7. Lamont Butler, G, San Diego State
  8. DJ Davis, G, Butler
  9. Johnell Davis, G, Florida Atlantic
  10. Xavier DuSell, G, Fresno State
  11. Terrence Edwards Jr., G/F, James Madison
  12. Vladislav Goldin, C, Florida Atlantic
  13. Andrej Jakimovski, F, Washington State
  14. Ben Humrichous, F, Evansville
  15. Chaz Lanier, G, North Florida
  16. Selton Miguel, G, South Florida
  17. Kylen Milton, G, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
  18. Jonathan Mogbo, F/C, San Francisco
  19. Toby Okani, G/F, UIC
  20. Micah Peavy, G/F, TCU
  21. Kasean Pryor, F, South Florida
  22. Max Shulga, G, VCU
  23. Jahmyl Telfort, G/F, Butler
  24. Yacine Toumi, F, Evansville
  25. Trey Townsend, G/F, Oakland
  26. Marques Warrick, G, Northern Kentucky
  27. Amari Williams, F/C, Drexel
  28. Terrance Williams II, F, Michigan

International players

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

  1. Bobi Klintman, F, Australia (born 2003)
  2. Noah Penda, G/F, France (born 2005)
  3. Armel Traore, F, France (born 2003)
View Comments (9)