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Early Entrant Decisions: Isby, Montana, Molson

Utah State guard DeAngelo Isby has decided to remain in the 2018 NBA draft and has signed with Darren White of Future Sports Management for representation, he tells ESPN’s Jeff Goodman (Twitter link). After spending his first two college seasons playing in the JUCO ranks, Isby joined the Aggies for his junior year, averaging 8.4 PPG and 2.9 RPG for the program. He’s not considered likely to be drafted.

Goodman has several more updates on early entrants making decisions on whether to stay in the draft or remove their names from consideration, so let’s round them up….

  • San Diego State junior forward Max Montana will be forgoing his final year of NCAA eligibility and keeping his name in the 2018 draft, tweets Goodman. Montana, who spent two seasons at San Diego State after one year with Indiana, has dual citizenship and intends to play overseas, Goodman notes.
  • Canisius guard Takal Molson will return to school for his sophomore year, he confirmed to Goodman (Twitter link). Molson declared for the draft along with backcourt mate Isaiah Reese, so we’ll see if both guards ultimately end up back at Canisius next season.
  • Florida Gulf Coast guard Zach Johnson is withdrawing from the 2018 draft, tweets Goodman. After averaging 16.1 PPG on .469/.392/.781 shooting in his junior year, Johnson will be transferring to Miami to finish his college career, Goodman adds.
  • NJIT junior forward Abdul Lewis will withdraw from the draft and return to school for his senior year, per Goodman (Twitter link). Lewis, who began his college career at South Alabama, averaged 12.0 PPG and 8.8 RPG last season.

Draft Updates: McDowell-White, Milton, Eubanks, Schofield, Johnson

Australian guard William McDowell-White is declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft, Jonathan Givony of ESPN writes. McDowell-White is one of the premier talents in Europe, where he 12.5 PPG, 6.9 APG, 5.1 RPG and 2.1 SPG for Baunach in Pro A Germany.

“As a competitor, I am excited to enter the NBA draft and compete at the highest level,” McDowell-White said to ESPN. “I feel like I can contribute and help an NBA team win games. After a successful season in Europe, I have gained some great experience and developed as a player.”

The 19-year-old left his native Australia for Germany after he failed to secure academic eligibility to play for Fresno State two years ago. He is considered an above average playmaker who can effectively pass the ball and also hold his own on the defensive end with his 6’5″ frame. McDowell-White is ranked as the N0. 93 prospect in the ESPN Top 100.

Check out more notes pertaining to the 2018 NBA Draft:

  • SMU guard Shake Milton will forgo his senior season and declare for the NBA Draft, he announced on his Twitter. Milton, 21, has averaged 18.0 PPG and 4.4 APG in 22 contests with SMU this season. We previously relayed that Milton was considering declaring for the draft without hiring an agent so he could potentially return for his senior campaign. A recent ESPN mock draft had Milton falling to the Mavericks at 36th overall.
  • Oregon State junior forward Drew Eubanks will forgo his senior season enter the 2018 NBA Draft and hire an agent, according to the school’s website. “I would like to thank Oregon State University for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to grow and develop, both on and off the court,” he said. “My time at Oregon State has taught me many valuable life lessons. My coaches have instilled in me the belief that anything is possible, and my teammates became the brothers I never had. Go Beavs!” In 32 games, Eubanks averaged 13.2 PPG and 6.8 RPG.
  • Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield will test the NBA Draft waters but will not hire an agent, per an announcement from his Twitter. Schofield, in his junior season, has averaged 13.9 PPG and 6.4 RPG in over 28 minutes per contest.
  • Zach Johnson from Florida Gulf Coast will also enter the NBA Draft but will not hire an agent as to not compromise his future, he announced on Twitter. In his junior season, Johnson has averaged 16.1 PPG with 3.3 RPG and 3.0 RPG in 35 games (34 starts).