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Jeff Goodman: Deadline to declare for the NBA Draft is tonight at 11:59 pm ET. June 3: NCAA deadline to withdraw from the draft. Underclassmen can sign with an NCAA-certified agent (there are about 25 of them) and still withdraw from the NBA Draft while maintaining their eligibility.

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Jeff Goodman: South Carolina’s AJ Lawson will declare for the NBA Draft without hiring an agent, source told @Stadium.
Filip Petrusev has become the third Gonzaga Bulldog to declare for the NBA draft without hiring an agent. Petrusev made it official on Sunday, the deadline for players to submit their names. He joins wing Corey Kispert and guard Joel Ayayi on the early-entry list.
Gonzaga sophomore Joel Ayayi declared for the NBA draft on Saturday but said he will not hire an agent. The 6-foot-5 guard from France said his top option remains returning for his junior season.
Matt Babcock: Landers Nolley II has entered his name in the 2020 NBA Draft. He will test the waters without signing with an agent, sources told @Matt Babcock. pic.twitter.com/OlpAQGwg5U
Raúl Barrigón: Guard Caio Pacheco will enter the NBA draft, his agent Alex Saratsis of Octagon told HoopsHype. The 21-year-old Brazilian plays in Argentina for Bahía Blanca Basket.
Makur Maker -- a 6-foot-11 Kenyan-born Australian living in the United States -- is entering the 2020 NBA draft, sources told ESPN on Saturday. Agile at nearly 7-foot, Maker has caught the attention of NBA teams with his ability to handle the ball in the open court and create shots for himself. The NBA agreed to allow Maker, 19, to be eligible for the 2020 draft class after he had been only two credits short of graduating with his original 2019 high school class in California.
Memphis freshman forward Precious Achiuwa will declare for the NBA Draft, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-8 freshman is the projected No. 8 pick in the Draft, per ESPN.com. “I’ve decided to declare for the 2020 NBA draft and hire an agent,” Achiuwa told ESPN.com. “This is the next step in my journey and career as a basketball player. I’m really excited for it.”
Partizan Belgrade forward Uros Trifunovic has entered the 2020 NBA Draft, a source told Sportando.
Olympiacos forward Aleksej Pokusevski has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft, the player announced on Twitter.
Achiuwa emerged as the Tigers' leader after the abrupt departure of James Wiseman. The 6-foot-9 freshman averaged 15.8 points, 10.8 boards, and 1.9 blocks en route to earning ACC Player of the Year honors. He's an active defender with the length to contest shots from the perimeter and interior. However, Achiuwa experienced issues taking care of the ball in 2019-20, committing the fourth-most turnovers in the AAC.
David Hein: Have been told that Arnas Velička, Lithuanian 1999-born PG, has declared for the 2020 @NBA Draft. Will never forget this buzzer-beater at #FIBAU18Europe but he's done quite a bit so far in his career ... dare I say under the radar ... more to come
Mississippi State center Abdul Ado has entered the National Basketball Association Draft, the Starkville Daily News confirmed Thursday. However Ado isn’t signing with an agent so he’ll maintain his college eligibility and a source indicated Ado will most likely still be a Bulldog for what would be his senior season in 2020-21.
Last week, Obe Noel decided to test the waters of the 2020 NBA draft, entering his name in the draft while retaining his college eligibility.
19-year-old Estonian national basketball team wing Henri Drell has made himself eligible for the 2020 NBA draft.
Karim Mane has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft but will keep his college eligibility, Jonathan Givony of ESPN reports. According to Mane, "I am not planning on hiring an agent right now. I want to hear directly from teams. If I can get a guarantee I'll be drafted, I will probably need to think about staying in."
Crimson Tide point guard Kira Lewis officially declared his intention to enter the NBA draft on Tuesday, ending his career in Tuscaloosa after two seasons.
Crimson Tide point guard Kira Lewis officially declared his intention to enter the NBA draft on Tuesday, ending his career in Tuscaloosa after two seasons.
Dachon Burke, an incoming basketball graduate transfer for South Alabama, announced Tuesday night that he is entering his name in the 2020 NBA draft. Burke, who played last season at Nebraska, signed with the Jaguars last week. However, he announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he will test the NBA waters, but will not sign with an agent.
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.
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.
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Michele Roberts calls out Sixers GM Daryl Morey

In an exclusive statement to Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill, Roberts urged everyone to be respectful and supportive of Simmons as he works through a tough time. She also called out Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey’s comments about continuing this standoff with Simmons for the four remaining years of his contract. “Really? Is it so hard to believe that Ben’s not mentally at a place to compete? Professional athletes — like the rest of us — have difficult periods in our lives that require time and energy to heal. We have and will continue to provide Ben with the support and resources he needs to work through this. Threatening the prospect of ‘another four years’ serves no one’s interests. Like Tobias [Harris], I say let’s respect Ben’s space and embrace him while allowing him the time to move forward. “So, take a breath and count to 10: We are all too good to continue to play this perpetual game of chicken.”
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The Wizards then flipped a draft pick for Aaron Holiday and signed Spencer Dinwiddie as part of the trade. Kuzma put on his GM hat after Friday’s game to evaluate the deal in hindsight. “I mean, you gotta do that trade 10 out of 10 times. If you have an opportunity to get five good basketball players for one, it makes sense. Granted, [Westbrook is] obviously a Hall of Fame player and everything. He’s an unbelievable player, don’t take that wrong,” Kuzma said.
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