Jon Krawczynski: Efe Abogidi, 6-10 C from Washington State, is declaring for the NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility, sources tell @TheAthletic. Efe was formerly part of NBA Academy and NBA Africa.
Jon Rothstein: San Francisco's Khalil Shabazz tells me that he's entering the 2022 NBA Draft while maintaining his eligibility.
Jeff Goodman: Marquette’s Justin Lewis declares for NBA Draft, but will maintain eligibility in case he wants to return to college.
Matej Sis: Virginia Tech #Hokies F Justyn Mutts will declare for the 2022 NBA Draft while maintaining college eligibility. ACC Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year averaged 10.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.9 blocks per game this season.
UAB star point guard Jordan “Jelly” Walker announced on social media that he will declare for the 2022 NBA Draft. In his first season with the Blazers, Walker led UAB with 20.3 points a game, which was 16th in the country.
North Carolina State freshman guard Terquavion Smith told ESPN Tuesday he will declare for the 2022 NBA Draft. "I plan on entering my name in the draft and getting feedback," he said. "I will be working out for teams and seeing how high I can get in the draft. I'm signing with a NCAA certified agent to maintain my eligibility. I want to be taken with a high pick -- Top-20. I want to be able to contribute effectively to an NBA team."
Jeff Borzello: UCLA freshman Peyton Watson announced that he is declaring for the NBA Draft and will forgo his remaining collegiate eligibility.
UNC star guard Daylen Kountz entered his name into the NBA draft but has also maintained his eligibility to return to Northern Colorado if teams determine he’s not ready.
Virginia Tech starting center Keve Aluma said in a phone interview Monday that he recently entered the NBA draft but is maintaining his college eligibility, so he could return for a sixth year of college. "I'm still not really sure yet what I'm going to do," Aluma said. Aluma will display his talents for NBA scouts in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week.
Morey Hershgordon: AJ Reeves is declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft and will forgo the remainder of his college eligibility. Four years at PC, helped Friars reached new heights. #pcbb @wpri12
Jacob Toppin is weighing his options. And keeping them open. The Kentucky forward will enter the NBA Draft, the school announced Tuesday, but won't hire an agent, retaining his eligibility to return to school for his senior season. The younger brother of former New York Knicks first-round pick Obi Toppin, Jacob showed significant progress from Year 1 to Year 2 at Kentucky.
Adam Zagoria: No decision has been made on Shaedon Sharpe's plans for the future, per a source close to him.
Colin Post: BREAKING: @Mike Miles Jr has decided to return to TCU for a third year. Miles had previously declared for the 2022 NBA Draft, but he will now return to a Frog squad that is returning nearly everyone.
Daily Trojan Sports: #Breaking: @USC_Hoops senior guard Drew Peterson declares for the NBA Draft, he announced in a Twitter post. Peterson will maintain his college eligibility with the Trojans to possibly return next season. He averaged 12.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season.
Luca D’Alessandro: Ziga Samar point guard and potential second round pick, is declaring for the NBA draft, his agent Gerard Raventos told ESPN
According to a social media post on the firm's own Instagram account, Alabama senior shooting guard Keon Ellis has agreed to terms with an agent and is signing to EZ Sports as he plans to play professionally going forward.
Serbian forward Nikola Jovic, French shooting guard Malcolm Cazalon and Croatian/Bosnian big man Karlo Matkovic have submitted paperwork to the NBA office to make themselves eligible for the 2022 draft, according to the agent Misko Raznatovic.
Former Peabody graduate and current Ohio State guard Cedric Russell has declared for the 2022 NBA draft. Russell made that announcement on his social media.
Jason Smith: Brewster Academy alum DeMarr Langford Jr declares for NBA Draft, while maintaining his amateur status.
BYU forward Gideon George declared for the NBA draft on Friday, announcing the decision on social media.
Purdue point guard Eric Hunter Jr. announced Friday he will enter the NBA draft but maintain his collegiate eligibility, leaving open the possibility of returning to the Boilermakers for another season.
Anthony Gharib: As expected @Isaiah Mobley declares for the NBA Draft, according to a post on his Instagram. Mobley led the Trojans in points, rebounds and blocks per game last season.
South Carolina senior forward Keyshawn Bryant has declared for the NBA Draft and will hire an agent, ending his Gamecocks career.
Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis has put his name in the 2022 NBA Draft, he announced on his social media pages Saturday. The 6-foot-9 All-Big Ten performer will leave the door open for a return to Indiana.
Guard Jalen Adaway announced Friday on his social media accounts that he will forgo his final year of eligibility to turn professional, and will declare for the NBA Draft. Adaway played at Miami (Ohio) from 2017-19, and played at St. Bonaventure for the last two seasons, after transferring before the 2019-20 season.
On Thursday, former Duquesne guard Sincere Carry declared for the NBA draft after winning MAC Player of the Year with the Kent State Golden Flashes this year.
USF Oracle Sports: After reportedly entering the transfer portal on Monday, USF men’s basketball guard Caleb Murphy announced on his Instagram that he’ll be entering his name into the 2022 NBA draft while still maintaining his college eligibility. He will also remain in the transfer portal.
In what could be another blow to the Nevada basketball team's 2022-23 roster, Wolf Pack star point guard Grant Sherfield announced Thursday he was entering the NBA draft, although he will hold the option of returning to school.
James Mueller: .@UHCougarMBK guard Marcus Sasser announces that he will declare for the NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility
The VCU Rams Men’s Basketball team’s greatest scoring threat this year hopes to take his talents to the next level on the biggest stage in basketball. In a tweet posted Thursday afternoon, senior forward Vince Williams, Jr., who led the Rams in scoring last season, announced that he plans to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft.
Shams Charania: Toledo sophomore Ryan Rollins – a rising prospect – is declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft and hiring an agent: “I look up to CJ McCollum…guys who come from mid-majors.” pic.twitter.com/rVIHzxqr0h
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.”
August 7, 2022 | 4:31 pm EDT Update
Goran Dragic talked to the Slovenian press before Saturday’s prep game against Montenegro and explained his motivation about his return to the Slovenian national team. “I predict the semi-finals, but then anything is possible”, said a smiling Dragic, who is ready to defend the title he won together with a young Luka Doncic back in 2017. However, after five years things are different and Dragic understands it: “In my opinion, I will play a little less minutes, it will not be at that level. I don’t know how much I played, 36 minutes per game? Everything will depend on how I feel. The role will definitely be different. I was Batman, but now I’ll be Robin. The most important thing will be to make sure we have good chemistry and be a leader on the court and lift guys up when it’s most difficult. My role remains the same, Luka’s may have changed a bit more, but I believe that everyone has their own role in the national team and that there will be no problems. We all understand each other, we are one big team, and that’s why we can make a good result. That chemistry is what other teams don’t have.”
Dragic had also to convince the Chicago Bulls to let him play, something that was not ideal for them: “When I had a medical exam with Chicago and sat down with them, they said I’d rather not play. I said I’d rather and in the end it’s the player who decides. I had to go to Chicago, undergo a medical examination and everything else. When you go to a medical examination, you always wait for the results, because you never know what can happen”.
And Dragic knows that the Eurobasket will not be a walk in the park: “This will be my toughest championship so far. I think a lot of national teams have players from the NBA. I believe that we will have good chances. I did not return to the national team to play for fifth or sixth place. The desire is for a medal, but now, as I said, it is necessary to go step by step”.
Law Murray: For the first time since 2017, Norman Powell is playing today @DrewLeague for Hometown Favorites He is the first current LA Clippers player to play at Drew League since Montrezl Harrell in 2019. pic.twitter.com/7fDl7wv6Lv
Clutch Points: LaVar Ball EJECTED during LiAngelo Ball’s 52-point eruption in the Drew League 🔥 pic.twitter.com/BxHelwimCl
August 7, 2022 | 3:16 am EDT Update
Make no mistake, though: Much as Wood seemed to revel in the chance to take a breather and hang with young fans, he said he’s wholly focused on the possibilities that lie ahead with his tenure on the Mavs. “It’s a great opportunity for me and for this organization to try and take that next step,” Christian Wood said. “I just want to win games. My main objective is to try and get to the Finals.”
“I’m still counting my blessings and happy to be here,” he said. Specifically, the 6-foot-9 center was speaking about being a Maverick. But on Thursday, that gratitude could also extend to his time with the kids he got to work out with in Plano. “I was once that little kid that would look up to NBA players and hope that he would sign my shoe or hope that I would be able to meet him in person,” he said. “With kids, I can be myself and I can be a kid myself. So it’s fun.”