Jeff Borzello: UTEP guard Souley Boum announces he’s entering the transfer portal (and the NBA draft). Averaged 19.8 points and shot 36.8% from 3. 6-foot-3 Oakland native.
Matt St. Jean: According to his Instagram, Providence's Justin Minaya will declare for the NBA Draft and will not be using his remaining year of eligibility.
Arkansas wing Au'Diese Toney has announced his decision to declare for the NBA Draft and sign with an agency. He announced the decision on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon.
After claiming the Atlantic 10 tournament championship and an impressive NCAA tournament first-round win against the Iowa Hawkeyes, Richmond Spiders’ Tyler Burton has announced he will be declaring for the 2022 NBA draft.
Yuri Collins announced this morning he will go through the evaluation process for the NBA draft while maintaining his eligibility to return to St. Louis University.
Alondes Williams, who was named ACC Player of the Year, will enter the 2022 NBA Draft. Williams made the announcement on his Twitter account.
Chattanooga Mocs men’s basketball star point guard Malachi Smith will enter his name in the 2022 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining eligibility after announcing his intentions on Tuesday.
Adrian Wojnarowski: University of Kentucky freshman guard TyTy Washington Jr., – a projected lottery pick – will enter the 2022 NBA Draft and hire an agent, he tells ESPN: es.pn/3jcGcII
Vols star point guard Kennedy Chandler has announced on ESPN Tuesday that he plans to enter the 2022 NBA Draft after one year with Tennessee. Chandler also went to Instagram to make a post commemorating his time with Tennessee, thanking Vol Nation.
Stanford graduate transfer Jaiden Delaire has declared for the NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility, he tells On3. The 6-foot-9 forward entered the transfer portal last month after spending four seasons with the Cardinal.
Mark Spillane: #Arkansas' Jaylin Williams will enter the 2022 NBA draft, but won't hire an agent in order to maintain eligibility. School announced the news in a press release.
Kentucky men's basketball junior forward Keion Brooks Jr. plans to submit his name for the 2022 NBA Draft and go through the NBA's evaluation process, he announced Monday. Brooks does not plan to hire an agent at this time, although he can sign with an NCAA-certified agent, receive feedback and still return to school.
Arkansas senior guard JD Notae will sign with an agent and enter the NBA Draft, bringing an end to his terrific career as a Razorback. He announced his intentions via his personal Instagram Sunday morning.
Syracuse forward Cole Swider has signed with an agent and plans to forgo his final year of college eligibility to declare for the 2022 NBA draft, he announced Sunday.
Boise State senior guard Marcus Shaver Jr. announced on social media that he will test the NBA Draft waters while maintaining the option of returning to Boise State for his ‘super senior’ year next season.
Drew Tineo: UTA F Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu has decided to enter his name into the 2022 NBA Draft. He is the second player from UTA to enter his name, along David Azore. If he is out, the rangy 6-9 forward will finish third all-time in school history in blocks, with 74 this past season.
Spartans freshman Max Christie will enter his name into the 2022 NBA Draft, he announced on Friday on his Instagram. He will maintain his college eligibility while doing so, he said.
Florida forward Anthony Duruji will forgo his final season of collegiate eligibility and enter the NBA Draft, Duruji announced Friday on his Twitter account.
Memphis basketball guard Lester Quinones has declared for the NBA Draft, a source with direct knowledge of his decision confirmed to The Commercial Appeal on Friday.
NC State guard Dereon Seabron announced today that he will be declaring for the NBA draft while also maintaining his college eligibility.
Sean Paul: Wake Forest guard Daivien Williamson will test the NBA Draft waters while maintaining his eligibility for his super senior season, per source. He averaged 11.8 points, and shot 44% from deep in ACC play.
LSU basketball forward Darius Days declared for the NBA Draft on Wednesday, he announced on Instagram.
Xavier Sanchez: Javon Freeman-Liberty (Whitney Young/DePaul) is declaring for the NBA Draft. In 24 games for the 2021-22 Blue Demons, he averaged 21.7 points on 43 percent, 7.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.7 steals in 34.9 minutes per game. Also, shot 36.8 percent from three-points range.
Texas guard Courtney Ramey has announced that he will test his worth by going through the 2022 NBA Draft process while maintaining his eligibility to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal.
John Fields: Big Conference USA MBB news here as standout Charlotte guard Jahmir Young is declaring for the NBA Draft while retaining his collegiate eligibility.
TCU basketball standout Mike Miles made his decision to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2 sophomore will forego the remainder of his eligibility and depart as the team’s leading scorer from the 2021-22 season.
Jeff Borzello: Morehead State star Johni Broome declares for the NBA draft, but is not signing with an agent. Averaged 16.8 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.9 blocks this season, had 32 points in the OVC title game vs. Murray State.
Baylor guard James Akinjo will enter the 2022 NBA draft. Akinjo made the announcement on social media on Wednesday evening. Akinjo stated he plans to hire an agent, but will continue working toward earning a Baylor degree.
After a standout freshman year at Georgetown, one of the best players in southwest Missouri basketball history is declaring for the NBA Draft. Former Greenwood star Aminu Mohammed will declare for the 2022 NBA Draft, according to a report by Stockrisers' Jake Weingarten. Mohammed's guardian re-shared the news on his personal social media account.
Santa Clara men's basketball junior guard Jalen Williams announced on Thursday his intentions to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft while maintaining his collegiate eligibility.
David Roddy is dipping his toes into the NBA draft pool. Colorado State’s star forward on Wednesday declared for the NBA draft via Twitter but added he will retain his eligibility to return to the school next year if he decides to not go pro.
Purdue star Jaden Ivey had a big-time decision looming over his shoulder for the duration of the 2021-22 college basketball season. The sophomore guard announced Thursday that his next step is to play in the NBA. Ivey is widely regarded as one of the top prospects in the upcoming NBA Draft.
Jonathan Wasserman: Jaden Ivey officially announces he'll be entering the draft. From under 40% shooting as a freshman to practically a lock top-five pick as a sophomore. Incredible jump with so much room to improve.
Wesley announced in a six-paragraph statement that he posted on social media and addressed to Irish Nation that he is “entering his name in the 2022 NBA draft.” In doing so, he would become the first Notre Dame player in program history to be a one-and-done — one year of college, then professional basketball. “Playing for the Notre Dame family and the South Bend community has made this year an incredible experience,” Wesley wrote. “It has been a dream and a goal for me to play at the next level. God has a plan for me and I trust him.”
A source close to Wesley offered some clarification, saying that the Irish guard is totally committed to chasing his NBA dream. He will leave open the option of returning to school. For now — stress, now — that is not something that Wesley believes he will do.
After two seasons at Oklahoma and two seasons with the Miners, point guard Jamal Bieniemy is ready to turn the page on his college basketball career and pursue pro basketball. Sources tell 600 ESPN El Paso that Bieniemy, a junior from New Orleans, La., has hired an agent and he has notified the NBA that he will forgo his final year of eligibility to play professionally.
James Mueller: @UHCougarMBK guard Kyler Edwards announced on his Instagram that he is declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility
Tyler Bischoff: Donovan Williams announces he is entering his name in the NBA draft (but is still eligible to come back to UNLV). As of now, UNLV’s returning leading scorer is Jordan McCabe at 6.4 points per game.
Lenny Padilla: Lamar Norman Jr. has declared for the 2022 NBA Draft. The guard spent this past season with Western Michigan University where he averaged 19.8 points. Norman, who graduated from Wyoming Godwin Heights High School, spent his first three seasons at Duquesne.
Just a week after LBSU men’s basketball season came to an end, junior guard Joel Murray announced via Twitter he will enter the 2022 NBA draft while maintaining his college eligibility.
In a testament to how far the 6-foot-6 wing has come in his two seasons with the Wichita State men’s basketball team, Ricky Council announced on his social media accounts on Monday night that he plans to test the 2022 NBA Draft waters.
Isabel Gonzalez: UNLV senior guard Bryce Hamilton is entering the 2022 NBA Draft. One of the most talented Mountain West players. He led the Rebels with 21.8 ppg this season.
Caleb McConnell has declared for the NBA Draft. The Rutgers guard made the announcement on Monday evening on Instagram, leaving the possibility of returning for his final season of eligibility open.
Jon Rothstein: Wake Forest's Isaiah Mucius tells me that he will enter the 2022 NBA Draft while maintaining his eligibility. Averaged 9.5 PPG this season.
Wofford Man’s Basketball: All-Southern Conference forward B.J. Mack will take the opportunity to enter the 2022 NBA Draft evaluation process, while maintaining his eligibility to return to Wofford for the 2022-23 season.
Jon Rothstein: Fordham's Chuba Ohams tells me that he will enter the 2022 NBA Draft. Averaged 14.8 PPG and 11.6 RPG last season.
Rhode Island big men Makhi and Makhel Mitchell have entered the transfer portal while also declaring for the 2022 NBA draft. The two will leave the option to return to school open.
Michael Devoe, Georgia Tech's leading scorer in 2021-22, is entering the NBA draft, CBS Sports reported Monday. A four-year starter for the Yellow Jackets, the 6-foot-5 guard averaged 17.9 points, a team-high 3.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds this past season.
Izaiah Brockington’s college career is over after he told ESPN on Monday he’ll declare for the 2022 NBA Draft. This follows a senior season that saw Brockington average 16.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while earning Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and first-team All-Big 12 honors as Iowa State returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2018.
Texas Tech guard Kevin McCullar announced Sunday that he was declaring for the NBA Draft. In a post on Twitter, McCullar also said, “I will be maintaining my 2 years of NCAA eligibility and exploring those options if the time comes.”
Jeff Goodman: New Mexico State’s Teddy Allen tells @Stadium he has declared for the NBA Draft. Was eligible to do another year in college, but will definitely go pro.
TCU star Mike Miles has not made a decision on his basketball future. Miles told the Star-Telegram that he’s still mulling whether to return for his junior season at TCU, or pursue a professional career. “I’ve thought about it, obviously,” Miles said as the basketball team had a meet-and-greet with fans before the baseball team’s 14-5 victory over Kansas State on Saturday at Lupton Stadium.
“If I do decide to go that (NBA) path, I want to be all-in with both feet,” Miles said. “I do think my game is ready for the next level. I work hard, and I believe in my talent. If I do make that decision to go that way, I’d be fully confident in my abilities. We’ll see which one I choose.”
Mike Lacett: MSU senior Marcus Bingham told me he is not coming back to the Spartans next year. Says he is starting the process for the NBA draft and is ready for what’s next in his basketball career.
Michigan point guard DeVante’ Jones announced today that he is declaring for the NBA Draft. Jones spent the last year at Michigan as a transfer and technically had the option for one more year of eligibility if he chose.
Gabe Brown is turning pro. The Michigan State basketball senior will not return for his extra season of eligibility and has signed with Parlay Sports agents Steve Haney and Pedro Power, Haney told the Free Press on Saturday morning.
App State basketball’s Adrian Delph has declared for the 2022 NBA Draft March 21. Delph, senior guard, was given first team All-Sun Belt honors after averaging 17.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Black and Gold. “I have made the decision to enter my name into the 2022 NBA Draft while maintaining my eligibility to return to App State,” Delph said in a Twitter post Monday.
Drew Tineo: According to his Instagram, UTA guard David Azore has announced his intention to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft. He averaged 19.8 points per game and 4.5 rebounds, while also earning first team All-Sun Belt honors in 2021
LSU forward Tari Eason has declared for the 2022 NBA Draft, the forward announced via Twitter on Friday, March 25. Eason a transfer from Cincinnati had his best season his first year in Baton Rouge.
Ohio State junior E.J. Liddell has declared for the NBA Draft and will forego his senior season. The Belleville, Ill., native was a two-time first team All-Big Ten honoree and a consensus All-American this season.
Hunter Dickinson is a sophomore who entered the NBA draft after his freshman season before deciding to stay at Michigan. He said at the time it would be his last college season, but that was clearly not set in stone. Asked after Thursday’s Sweet 16 loss if he’d thought about his future, Dickinson said he hadn’t. “Right now, the only thing I can think of is how I let my team down and how I failed them,” the 7-foot-1 center said, standing with a small group of reporters before he exited AT&T Center. “I just didn’t step up when they needed me.”
Iverson Molinar is testing the professional waters but leaving his options open for a return to Starkville. Molinar announced Friday afternoon he had declared for the 2022 NBA draft but will not sign with an agent, maintaining his collegiate eligibility. The junior from Panama City, Panama, could return to Mississippi State next season.
South Dakota State guard Baylor Scheierman announced Thursday via his Twitter account that he’s declaring himself eligible for the 2022 NBA Draft, while maintaining his college eligibility.
Murray State forward KJ Williams is declaring for the NBA Draft. The 6-10 junior from Cleveland, Mississippi made his announcement with the heading “Thank You Racer Nation” on Facebook.
Memphis freshman forward Josh Minott will test the NBA Draft, ESPN's Jonathan Givony reported Thursday. Minott will not sign with an agent, which gives him some wiggle room should he decide to play another season of college basketball. Minott told Givony he does not plan to return to Memphis.
Murray State star Tevin Brown, a Fairhope native, declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday. Brown thanked Murray State fans on social media and said he plans to hire an agent in preparation for the next phase of his career.
Tyrese Martin will forego his extra year of eligibility with the UConn men’s basketball team and enter the 2022 NBA Draft. Martin, who just completed his senior season at UConn, made the announcement Tuesday evening on Instagram.
Kansas State guard Nijel Pack has entered his name into the NBA Draft waters right on the heels of the Wildcats hiring Jerome Tang as head coach to replace Bruce Weber.
Lila Bromberg: In addition to entering the transfer portal, Trevon Brazile is considering exploring the NBA Draft, multiple sources told me. Returning to #Mizzou remains an option. More info on that and Javon Pickett entering the portal here: https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-missouri/article259669715.html
One of Wyoming men’s basketball’s stars from this past season’s run to the NCAA Tournament is keeping his options open to return to Laramie next season. Fifth-year senior guard Hunter Maldonado announced on social media Tuesday morning that he would be testing the waters on the NBA Draft process while keeping his eligibility open for a sixth year with the Cowboys.
Louisiana Tech sophomore Kenneth Lofton Jr. announced Tuesday that he will be entering his name into the 2022 NBA Draft, a day after coach Eric Konkol departed for Tulsa. Lofton said he will maintain his college eligibility allowing him to return for the 2022-23 season.
Brad Winton: Nebraska guard Bryce McGowens, who recently declared for the NBA Draft, has signed with @RocNationSports for representation
Jabari Smith said he hadn't yet made up his mind if he'll enter the draft after a freshman season that saw him blossom into one of the country's most ferocious scorers. But his comments in the aftermath of No. 2-seeded Auburn's 79-61 loss to Miami in the second round of the NCAA tournament certainly sounded like an ending. "I feel like if I had to make a decision a thousand more times, I wouldn't choose nowhere else but Auburn," Smith said. "It was fun."
Bryce McGowens, the Huskers' standout freshman, is declaring for the 2022 NBA draft and will sign with an agent, the Nebraska basketball program announced Monday. McGowens, who averaged a team-high 16.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, earned All-Big Ten third-team honors and the Big Ten newcomer of the year award from The Associated Press.
Saint Joseph's sophomore Jordan Hall has signed with an agent and will declare for the 2022 NBA Draft.
Travis Branham: Fardaws Aimaq plans on entering the 2022 NBA Draft and will explore college options based on NBA feedback, he tells @247Sports. Has already heard from Kentucky, Gonzaga, West Virginia, Arkansas, Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M and others.
After a season leading the nation in scoring and his Yeshiva University team into the record books, Ryan Turell declared for the NBA Draft Tuesday, formalizing his intent to become the first Orthodox Jewish player in the history of the league and one of the few Division III stars to make the leap.
Turell announced he was turning pro in an interview with ESPN draft czar Jonathan Givony. “Being the first Orthodox Jew in the NBA would mean the world to me, and a dream come true, God willing,” Turell said. “But, just as importantly, it would mean the world to others that never saw this as a possibility.”
Roko Prkacin has withdrawn his name from the 2021 NBA draft. Prkacin was the No. 36 rated prospect in the class by ESPN, which described the withdrawal as a "somewhat surprising move." Prkacin could move into the first round in 2022 with a strong 21-22 season.
As Jonathan Givony of ESPN tweeted and multiple sources confirm, Rokas Jokubaitis will not withdraw his name from the NBA draft. As Givony explained: “Jokubaitis is available to come to the NBA immediately, paying a buyout to Zalgiris, but if a team elects to stash him, he will play for his old coach Sarunas Jasikevicius in Barcelona next season”.
October 5, 2022 | 12:55 pm EDT Update
“It would mean everything in the world to me to be back in the NBA,” DeMarcus Cousins told Yahoo Sports. “I know I belong in this league. I feel like I’ve paid my dues and earned my stripes. I’ve hit some bumps in the road with injuries and I’ve always worked my way back to be 100 percent healthy. I’ve worked my tail off to get back to this point. I just want the opportunity to show the work I’ve put in and continue to put in. I also just want an opportunity to also earn my keep and that’s all I really want. I have a lot left in the tank. A whole lot. I feel like I’ve actually become an even better player, just sharpening all my skills. I’ve had nothing but time in the gym. I’ve gotten better in all aspects of my game.
But NBA executives continue to have questions about his character and what he brings to a locker room. In a phone interview with Yahoo Sports from his home in Las Vegas, the 6-foot-10 center sought to provide answers to those questions. “Have I made mistakes? Absolutely,” Cousins told Yahoo Sports. “Have I done things the wrong way? Absolutely. For that, I’m very apologetic. But I’ve done even more things the correct way and I’ve done even more positive things compared to my negatives. I just don’t want those positives to be overlooked. And obviously, whenever it gets to the point where the negatives outweigh the positives, you should probably move away from him. That’s just how life goes. But I don’t believe I’m in that boat. I’m just asking for a chance to show my growth as a man and a player.”
Cousins said he’s working out every day from basketball drill sessions, conditioning, weight lifting and body maintenance. He’s doing it all without a guarantee of ever touching an NBA court again. But that’s his motivation. “I’m just trying to control what I can control,” Cousins told Yahoo Sports. “This process can get repetitive and get to the point where it can kind of drive you crazy, but you just have to fall in love with the process. Every day I’m working out to make sure I’m better than I was the previous day. So whenever the opportunity does come about and my name is called upon, I’ll be prepared.”
Christos Tsaltas: Wizards guard/forward Corey Kispert will miss approximately 4-6 weeks due to a sprained left ankle. Kispert suffered the injury after stepping on an opponent’s foot during the first quarter of Sunday’s preseason game in Japan vs. the Golden State Warriors. #DCAboveAll
October 5, 2022 | 12:40 pm EDT Update
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ ongoing battle for the starting small forward spot will be one player short in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. Sources tell cleveland.com Dylan Windler did not make the trip for the preseason opener against the 76ers because of an injured right ankle suffered near the end of practice Tuesday. Windler stayed back in Cleveland for treatment. A source says the right ankle injury is considered “minor.”
Shaquille O’Neal brought up the topic of James and him closing in on Abdul-Jabbar’s record on the show “IMPAULSIVE” (at the 26:42 mark) and said that James passing Abdul-Jabbar’s record actually has him jealous. “LeBron’s about to do something that hasn’t been done in a long time and I think he will put his move up there,” Shaquille O’Neal said. “To pass up Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, I can truthfully say I’m jealous of that feat.” Although he said that Michael Jordan is the greatest player ever in his eyes, he had plenty of praise for LeBron James and the record he is about to break.