When forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, a freshman at Vill…

When forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, a freshman at Villanova, announced last week that he would pull out of the N.B.A. draft and return for his sophomore season, he kept alive a streak that has been running for nearly 25 years. Villanova has not had a one-and-done player under Coach Jay Wright, and the program will not have one this year, either.

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Jeff Goodman: Tulane’s Teshaun Hightower is expected to declare for the NBA Draft, source told @Stadium. The 6-foot-5 junior averaged 15.9 points per game this past season.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Deandre Williams (@MbkDmann) just officially declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. He is also in the NCAA transfer portal, leaving all options open. The 6-foot-9 prospect told @hoopshype how he will make his decision and what he can provide whatever team that he plays for next season.

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Marquette sophomore forward Brendan Bailey announced on Instagram on Monday he was entering the 2020 NBA draft. The 6-foot-8, 200-pound Bailey said he isn't closing the door on returning to the Golden Eagles next season.
Jared Butler entered the 2020 NBA Draft while keeping open his option to return to Baylor for his junior season. "To my teammates, this season was a special one, though it got cut short. There is no other group of men I would've taken this journey with. We are brothers for life," tweeted Butler.
Razorback guard Isaiah Joe has submitted his paperwork for the 2020 NBA draft according to head coach Eric Musselman. He has not signed with an agent, leaving the door open for a return to Arkansas. Musselman revealed the news during a teleconference put on by the University of Arkansas on Monday afternoon.
Razorback guard Isaiah Joe has submitted his paperwork for the 2020 NBA draft according to head coach Eric Musselman. He has not signed with an agent, leaving the door open for a return to Arkansas. Musselman revealed the news during a teleconference put on by the University of Arkansas on Monday afternoon.
19-year-old Argentinian forward Leandro Bolmaro has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft per AS.com. Bolmaro has spent the last two seasons with Barcelona in Spain. He played for Barcelona’s second club, Barcelona II, in 2018-19 and split time between the main club and second club this season.
University of Houston guard DeJon Jarreau said Saturday he will enter the NBA Draft but plans to maintain his college eligibility. Jarreau, a 6-5 redshirt senior, has one year of eligibility remaining.
Washington State forward CJ Elleby declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. Elleby averaged 18.4 points per game while getting recognized on the first-team All-Pac 12. Elleby has not signed with an agent, maintaining his eligibility.
18-year old Lithuanian big man Marek Blazevic has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft, his agent Tadas Bulotas told ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.
San Diego State point guard Malachi Flynn has decided to enter the 2020 NBA draft and forgo his senior season, he told ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.
Toledo men’s basketball guard Marreon Jackson announced that he will be removing his name from the NBA Draft and will be returning for his senior season.
The Czech Republic will also have a representative as Vit Krejci has declared for the Draft, according to Jonathan Givony. The 19-year-old guard has played 32 games with Casademont Zaragoza this season split between the Spanish League and Basketball Champions League.
This was expected, but on Thursday it became official, Deni Avdija has put his name in the NBA Draft. Projected as a top-10, possibly top-5 pick, the 6’9″ forward who played this past season for European power Maccabi Tel Aviv, made it official on ESPN’s “Get Up” show Thursday. Via Jonathan Givony of ESPN: “First of all, the NBA is the best league in the world. There is a lot to learn over there and a lot of experience there,” Avdija said. “It’s going to be great to take my game to the next level.”
This was expected, but on Thursday it became official, Deni Avdija has put his name in the NBA Draft. Projected as a top-10, possibly top-5 pick, the 6’9″ forward who played this past season for European power Maccabi Tel Aviv, made it official on ESPN’s “Get Up” show Thursday. Via Jonathan Givony of ESPN: “First of all, the NBA is the best league in the world. There is a lot to learn over there and a lot of experience there,” Avdija said. “It’s going to be great to take my game to the next level.”
Chaundee Brown is leaving Wake Forest’s basketball team to enter the NBA draft process and, if he maintains his eligibility and returns to college, he plans to enter the transfer portal and play his final season elsewhere, a source said Wednesday.
Israeli point guard and a potential second-round pick in Yam Madar has entered the 2020 NBA Draft, his agent Alex Saratsis told ESPN.
Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu declared for the NBA draft Wednesday evening, making the announcement with a video posted on his Twitter account. The sophomore guard can receive feedback from NBA teams and return to Illinois if he withdraws before the NCAA’s June 3 deadline for maintaining eligibility.
Junior guard Matt Lewis of the James Madison men's basketball team has announced plans to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft while maintaining his ability to withdraw from the process and retain his final year of collegiate eligibility.
Washington freshman swingman Jaden McDaniels has declared for the NBA draft, becoming the latest one-and-done player for the Huskies. McDaniels, who is projected to go in the middle of the first round, announced his decision on social media late Tuesday night.
Jaden McDaniels: Roll The Dice. "Thank you God for giving me the talent and ability to play this game I love. I want to thank the University of Washington for embracing me and my family and giving me another place to call home. A huge thank you to Coach Hopkins, the entire coaching staff, tutors, trainers, student managers and my teammates. I will forever treasure the memories we created. To my family, I am forever grateful for the countless sacrifices you all have made to help me persue my lifelong dream. I'm extremely excited to announce that I will be entering the 2020 NBA Draft! Go Dawgs! Mac out! "
Kyle Tucker: Ashton Hagans, Tyrese Maxey, Immanuel Quickley and Nick Richards have all made it official. Vibe I’m getting is EJ Montgomery increasingly likely to join them soon. That’d be all five starters gone. Plus the sixth man. And 8 of 9 contributors. Getting Matt Haarms is a must.
Jeff Goodman: Kentucky’s Nick Richards is declaring for the NBA Draft and will forgo final year in college, school announces.
Marcus Burk: "First off, I would like to thank the Lord for allowing me to play the game I love every single day and for the opportunities He has provided and continues to provide for me. Without Him this wouldn't be possible. Since I was young, I've had a dream of playing professional basketball. After discussing with my parents and coaches, I have decided to declare for the 2020 NBA draft while maintaining my eligibility. I want to thank my teammates and coaches for pushing me to become better, not only on the court but as a person. I also want to thank IUPUl, the City of Indianapolis, and everyone who has supported me on my journey. Lastly, I want to thank my parents for their unwavering support and encouragement. Thank you for always believing in me, showing me how to be strong and confident in the face of adversity, and for teaching me that hard work always pays off. I am excited to continue on my journey and I can't wait to see what God has in store for me.
Jordyn Adams, a Silsbee High School graduate, declared Monday for this summer’s NBA draft. The announcement comes after he averaged 17.4 points per game at Austin Peay and was named as the Ohio Valley Conference’s Freshman of the Year.
Jeff Goodman: Kentucky sophomore Immanuel Quickley is declaring for the NBA Draft and will forgo his final two years in college, per multiple reports. Had a heck of a season this past year.
Kentucky sophomore guard Immanuel Quickley became the latest Wildcat to declare for the NBA Draft on Monday, and junior Nick Richards will also declare, sources said. Quickley joins freshman Tyrese Maxey and sophomore Ashton Hagans among Kentucky players who have declared for the 2020 draft.
After just one season at LSU, former Mountain Brook High School basketball star Trendon Watford has declared for the NBA Draft. Watford made the announcement via social media Sunday. "After being committed to LSU and the men's basketball program, I am now announcing my decision to enter the NBA draft," Watford said vis Twitter Sunday.
After just one season at LSU, former Mountain Brook High School basketball star Trendon Watford has declared for the NBA Draft. Watford made the announcement via social media Sunday. "After being committed to LSU and the men's basketball program, I am now announcing my decision to enter the NBA draft," Watford said vis Twitter Sunday.
LSU forward Trendon Watford, a member of the 2020 All-SEC Freshman team, announced on Sunday that he will enter the 2020 NBA Draft process. Watford's current plans are to retain his eligibility as he goes through the NBA evaluation process. Watford announced his decision earlier on Sunday on his Twitter feed.
Jalen Harris has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft, Jonathan Givony of ESPN.com reports. Harris is declaring following his junior season at Nevada.
Duke freshman Vernon Carey Jr. is entering the 2020 NBA Draft, he announced Friday via Twitter. “I am very thankful for the opportunities I’ve had my whole life to put on a basketball jersey and play at the highest level every step of the way,” said Carey. “I’ve been able to do that because of the amazing support of my family, coaches and teammates. I’m lucky to have parents who have always encouraged me to dream big, and motivated me to compete with and challenge the best. We did that at Duke every day. I loved competing with my teammates on the biggest stage in college basketball. We created memories that I will cherish forever.”
Kahlil Whitney has decided to end his college career and enter the 2020 NBA Draft while hiring an agent, he told ESPN on Friday. “I have decided to declare for the 2020 NBA draft,” Whitney told ESPN. “I truly believe in my development and grind. I want to thank my coaches, fans, trainers and family for ongoing support. My journey will be inspiring to kids and athletes all over the globe. #provethemwrong”

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Mason Jones said Thursday in a radio interview that he expects to keep his name in the NBA Draft and not return to the University of Arkansas for his senior season. "Right now, I'm just taking it day by day, but there's a good chance that I'm going to stay in the draft and take on bigger challenges," Jones said on The Morning Rush with co-hosts Tommy Craft and Tye Richardson.
Jeff Goodman: Creighton guard Ty-Shon Alexander (16.9 ppg) expected to declare for the NBA Draft & barring a change of heart, his intention is to remain in the draft and bypass his senior season, NBA source told @Stadium. Hit to a Bluejays team that's currently in everyone’s Preseason Top 4.
Former Notre Dame High School star, and current Marshall Thundering Herd junior standout, Jarrod West has announced he’s entering the 2020 NBA Draft process.
Oscar Tshiebwe is going to test the NBA’s draft waters after all. The talented West Virginia freshman power forward announced Wednesday evening that he will enter his name into the NBA Draft, but will keep open the possibility of returning to the Mountaineers next season.
Evan Daniels: CSU Northridge sophomore Lamine Diane is declaring for the NBA Draft. Averaged 25.6 points and 10.2 rebounds this past season.
"You probably aren't going to have to make a decision until July or August." Jay Wright says Jeremiah Robinson-Earl will also go through the NBA Draft process.
Adam Zagoria: Villanova's Saddiq Bey, who won the Julius Erving Award, says he'll test the NBA Draft process. "I will be definitely testing the waters and going through that process whenever I'll be able to, and keeping my options open."
Monty Mosher: Bedford's Nate Darling declares for the NBA draft. Retains option to return to Delaware.
Illinois freshman Kofi Cockburn announced his intent Tuesday afternoon to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft. The 7-foot center earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors in his debut season with the Illini.
Evan Daniels: Utah sophomore guard Both Gach is declaring for the NBA Draft, he tells @247Sports. Gach plans to test the waters and maintain his college eligibility during the process. Averaged 10.7 PPG, 3.6 RPG and 2.9 APG.
While Nico Mannion is fully expected to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft, the Arizona Wildcats point guard has yet to officially announce his intentions. Expect that to happen pretty soon. The freshman told an Italian newspaper—La Repubblica—that he will make a decision “entro pochi giorni” which translates to “within a few days” in English. The article was published on April 6.
In an interview on Monday, April 6, with Pro Insight, NC State commit Josh Hall announced his decision to investigate the 2020 NBA Draft process. Hall plans to maintain his NCAA eligibility.
Emiliano Carchia: Belgian prospect Joel Ekamba is entering the 2020 NBA draft, a source told @Sportando. The guard born in 2001 averaged 13PPG in LNB Espoirs with Limoges.
French point guard Theo Maledon has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft, he told ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. Maledon averaged 7.1 points and 2.3 assists per game for ASVEL in the EuroLeague and French Jeep Elite.
Junior forward Marcus Santos-Silva has entered his name into the NBA Draft, while keeping his NCAA eligibility, he announced on an Instagram post on Friday night.
Jeff Goodman: Western Carolina junior point guard Mason Faulkner will declare for NBA Draft, coach Mark Prosser told @Stadium . Faulkner averaged 17.7 points, 6.1 assists and 6.0 rebounds per game.
Tim Reynolds: Siena's Manny Camper declares for NBA Draft, school announces. He will maintain his collegiate eligibility during the process.
UNCG junior Isaiah Miller will enter his name in the 2020 NBA Draft. Miller, the Southern Conference's player of the year, averaged 17.8 points per game and finished second in the nation in steals. He has not hired an agent and is eligible to return for his senior season if he withdraws from the draft by 5 p.m. June 15.
Youngstown State Sophomore Darius Quisenberry announced on Twtter that he has decided to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft. He will not hire an agent, and will maintain his eligibility.
Wichita State guard Dexter Dennis announced on his social media accounts on Thursday afternoon that he is entering his name in the 2020 NBA Draft, but plans to maintain his college eligibility with the option of returning for his junior season with the Shockers.
Youngstown native, and former Ursuline basketball player David Collins is entering his name in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Javon Freeman-Liberty announced on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon that he was declaring for the 2020 NBA Draft. Freeman-Liberty becomes the fourth Valparaiso player to declare for the draft as an early entrant in the last five years.
Junior forward Romello White became the second Arizona State player in as many days to declare for the NBA draft, doing so Wednesday afternoon, about 24 hours after junior point guard Remy Martin did the same.
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Jared Sullinger wants back in the NBA

Sullinger is not ready to call it a career and is looking to make an NBA comeback. “I’m definitely trying to get back to the NBA,” he said. “I feel like I’ve still got a lot of basketball left, I can help a team, I feel like me being not the biggest guy but still strong enough to guard a five and be able to stretch the floor, I’m in better shape.”
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The 6’9″ Sullinger still has the same agent he had years ago, David Falk, and is committed to going any route he has to take in his pathway back to the NBA, such as playing in the G-League, and as of today, he says he feels “amazing,” and this is the best he has ever felt health-wise. “I’m just looking for somebody to give me an opportunity,” Sullinger said. “If I get the opportunity, I promise I will seize the moment at that moment.”

Bradley Beal frustrated

He, somehow, found his way to 31 points in 32 minutes. “It’s nice to have a gym in your house, that helps,” Brooks joked. But Beal didn’t seem to see the humor. Not that he was upset with Brooks or even heard the joke (Brooks said that before the game), but Beal’s postgame press conference was full of sighs and long stares and clear demarcations of frustration. “It’s not like we’re giving in or giving up, it’s just frustration, individual frustration or team frustration,” he said. “We’ve got to look ourselves in the mirror and we’ve got to be better.”
For Hunter, those opportunities can come when opposing defenses are keyed in on Young. Hunter’s offensive rise benefits himself and Young as there’s now another threat on the floor that the opposition has to prepare for nightly, which is something coach Lloyd Pierce has taken notice of. “It’s added confidence for him but added confidence in all of us to see that we can play through him,” Pierce said. “He’s deserving of having sets called for him and putting the ball in his hands, whether it’s in the post or in the pick-and-roll. I think guys are going to start looking for him more. He’s shooting the ball with confidence. He’s shooting it with rhythm. He’s proven that he can be a scoring option for us. It’s just good to see guys step up throughout the year, especially when some of our other guys are out.”
“A lot of guys want to be All-Stars. A lot of guys want to do this. That’s a fact,” Simplis said. “De’Andre is actually getting the opportunity. A lot of guys have to go through adversity. Some guys are in situations that aren’t maximizing their skillset. He went from 12 (points) a game last year to (19.6) this year. I think in Atlanta’s system with their young nucleus, they’re going to be in the playoff hunt for years to come. Atlanta is going to have a lot of visibility on them. I think he can be one of their Big 3. In today’s NBA, if you’re one of the Big 3 (on a team) and your team is winning, there’s a chance you’ll get an All-Star nod. He’s in a good place. On top of that, you have the size, the length, the athleticism, the business approach and the work ethic. All of these guys have the work ethic. But I think he’s in the right situation to be an All-Star. His job is to get better and evolve.”
The Knicks, who had been the league’s best defensive team, allowed the Blazers 70 points in the first half as they fell behind by 20 points. The Knicks looked mentally and physically worn down during that 70-50 half. Quickley admitted Portland’s week off may have helped. “You can tell the way they were pushing the ball,’’ Quickley said. “It’s the way the NBA is now.’’
People around the league say players didn’t like to be coached by Van Gundy in Detroit because of his persistent (and sometimes annoying) approach. Ingram said recently that “we’re trusting in Coach,” and a coach who stays on them and demands they play this way could help them develop winning habits. He certainly doesn’t stop talking about it as the losses pile up.
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