But Banks chose not to give himself the chance, and he explained the story on Tuesday, as the team prepared for its trip to Spain for four exhibition games. When Banks’ submitted the paperwork, he neglected to put an electronic signature on the draft document. When the NBA reached out to Tech to point out the missing signature, the deadline to enter had passed, but Banks said that the league told him that it would make an exception for him.Banks said no thanks. Having already been unsure about whether he wanted to declare for the draft, he said the omission was a sign.“I was like, alright, I don’t need to dabble in this,” Banks said
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Marc J. Spears: NBA says 47 international players who had declared as early entry draft candidates have withdrawn their names. Two collegiate players have also withdrawn. There are 86 collegiate and 12 international prospects that remain early entry candidates for 60 total selections.
Charles Bassey took his time to make an NBA draft decision, but for Western Kentucky fans, it was worth the wait. Bassey, the reigning Conference USA Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, is returning to WKU for his sophomore season, the school announced at 12:50 a.m. (Eastern time) Thursday morning.
Go ahead, Seton Hall fans. Dream of a monster season and a memorable March — Myles Powell is returning for his senior year. The Pirates now have the pieces for a throwback campaign in South Orange, reminiscent of the P.J. Carlesimo glory days. “Guess who’s back?” Powell tweeted, accompanied with a photo of himself in announcing the decision.
Jeff Goodman: Kerry Blackshear has gone back and forth numerous times, source told @stadium . Announced he will withdraw from the NBA Draft and will transfer.
Tony Jones: Yoeli Childs turned down a significant offer overseas to return to BYU, sources tell The Athletic. Childs is determined to make a run at the NBA
Maryland gets great news as Anthony Cowan Jr. withdraws from NBA Draft to return for senior season
Mamadi Diakite: I am excited to announce that after testing the waters and getting great exposure and encouraging feedback, I have decided to return to the University of Virginia for my senior year. I can’t wait to join my coaches and teammates and get to work as we try to win another one. 🏆
Jeff Goodman: Louisville’s Jordan Nwora announces he is returning to school. HUGE for the Cards.
Kyle Boone: Devon Dotson is returning to Kansas and withdrawing from the NBA draft, per his Instagram.
Gary Parrish: Virginia Tech’s Kerry Blackshear is withdrawing from the NBA Draft. He’ll be a grad-transfer. Kentucky is a possible landing spot. The 6-10 forward averaged 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds last season.
Jeff Goodman: Yoeli Childs changes his mind. Will return to BYU. Huge news for Mark Pope and the Cougars.
Jeff Goodman: Jaylen Fisher has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will go back to school, source told @stadium. He will transfer from TCU.
Jon Rothstein: Source: Rayjon Tucker is staying in the 2019 NBA Draft. Recently committed to Memphis as a grad transfer.
Evan Daniels: Kansas guard Quentin Grimes is withdrawing from the NBA Draft, a source tells @247Sports. Averaged 8.4 PPG, 2.5 RPG & 2.0 APG this past season.
Jeff Goodman: Oregon State assistant Stevie Thompson told @Stadium that Ethan Thompson will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school.
Jeff Goodman: UNCG’s James Dickey has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return to school, source told @Stadium.
Jeff Goodman: Stanford’s KZ Okpala will stay in the NBA Draft, source told @Stadium.
Jeff Goodman: Minnesota’s Amir Coffey will remain in the NBA Draft, his agent told @Stadium.
Jeff Goodman: Penn State’s Lamar Stevens returning to school.
Jim Meehan: As expected, Filip Petrusev withdrawing from draft, returning to Gonzaga for sophomore season
Davion Mintz has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will be returning to Creighton for his senior season.
Jeff Goodman: Brewster Academy’s Jalen Lecque will bypass college and remain in the NBA Draft. Will be interesting to see where he gets selected.
Jeff Goodman: Seton Hall’s Myles Powell announces he will return to school.
Jeff Goodman: Utah’s Donnie Tillman will return to school, source told @Stadium.
Jon Rothstein: Source: Kevin Samuel is returning to TCU next season. Was an early entrant to the 2019 NBA Draft.
According to sources, Oregon rising-senior point guard Payton Pritchard has elected to return to Oregon for his final season of basketball.
Zach Osterman: Al Durham, Devonte Green and Justin Smith have all withdrawn from the NBA draft, per IU. So that’s that. #iubb
Adrian Wojnarowski: Kentucky F EJ Montgomery will pull out of the 2019 NBA Draft and return to school for his sophomore season, source tells ESPN.
Jeff Goodman: Duke’s DeLaurier makes it official he is coming back to school.
Joseph Duarte: @UHCougarMBK guard Armoni Brooks announces he will keep name in NBA draft and forgo final season.
Jon Rothstein: Sources: Georgia State’s D’Marcus Simonds is staying in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Reggie Perry, an All-SEC Freshman Team player last year, entered his name into the NBA Draft a month and a half ago. Tuesday night, he informed his Twitter followers that he has removed his name from the draft and that he will suit up in maroon and white for at least another season.
Jeff Goodman: Auburn’s Jared Harper expected to remain in the NBA Draft, source told @stadium. Tough blow for the Tigers.
Jeff Goodman: Tennessee’s Jordan Bone announces he will remain in the NBA Draft.
After exploring basketball’s professional realm for the last several weeks, Creighton rising senior Martin Krampelj has decided he will forgo his final year of college eligibility and remain in the NBA draft.
Bryan Kalbrosky: Source confirms to HoopsHype that Siena’s Jalen Pickett will withdraw from the 2019 NBA Draft. When including passes, the 6-foot-4 guard created 21.1 ppg out of the pick-and-roll as a freshman last season. That ranked second-best among all D1 players. Will be fascinating in 2020. pic.twitter.com/tGofEAdo91
Jeff Goodman: Kentucky’s Nick Richards announces he is returning to school. The big one for the ‘Cats is EJ Montgomery.
A.J. Lawson is coming back. The expected news has arrived with South Carolina announcing that its reigning SEC all-freshman team performer is returning to the Gamecocks after testing the NBA draft waters.
Kyle Boone: Weber State junior guard Jerrick Harding has submitted paperwork to withdraw from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season, he tells CBS Sports. Harding, a Wichita native, averaged 21.4 points last season. He’s twice been a First Team All-Big Sky performer.
Adam Zagoria: Can confirm via source that Georgia’s Nic Claxton will remain in the NBA Draft. First by @Jonathan Givony
Though neither were invited to the NBA Scouting Combine in Chicago earlier this month, the 6-11 Bolden plans to continue pursuing a professional career and won’t returning to school, Duke sources with knowledge of his plans said Monday night.
The Duke sources also said DeLaurier is likely to return to school and, although he hasn’t made his plans firm, the Blue Devils anticipate him being on their roster next season. Players with college eligibility remaining have until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday night to withdraw from the NBA draft and continue their college careers.
Jeff Goodman: Stephen F. Austin’s Kevon Harris will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school, source told @Stadium .
Justin Williams: Jarron Cumberland announces he is withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning to UC for his senior season. #Bearcats
Jon Rothstein: Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton will stay in the 2019 NBA Draft, per his Twitter page
Jon Rothstein: Sources: Nik Popovic is expected to return to Boston College next season. Was an early entrant to the 2019 NBA Draft.
Jeff Goodman: Troy Baxter Jr will remove his name from the NBA draft before the May 29th deadline but will continue to pursue professional opportunities, Florida Gulf Coast coach Michael Fly told @Stadium.
Jeff Goodman: St. Joe’s sophomore wing Charlie Brown Jr., will remain in the NBA Draft, his agent Andre Buck told @Stadium. Brown averaged 19 points this past season.
Jeff Goodman: Tulane transfer Caleb Daniels, who committed to Villanova, told @Stadium he will withdraw from the NBA Draft.
Joel Ntambwe, who has declared for the NBA Draft but can opt out May 29, selected Texas Tech over interest from UConn, Nebraska, TCU, Boston College and Rutgers.
Jon Rothstein: Source: Al-Wajid Aminu is returning to North Florida next season. Was an early entrant to the 2019 NBA Draft.
If former Kentucky All-American Tony Delk’s judgment is correct, would-be UK standout EJ Montgomery will forgo college and remain in this year’s NBA Draft. “I think he’s staying in,” Delk said of Montgomery on Friday night. “Just from what I’ve been hearing. He’s already had a couple workouts with teams. So I guess he’s got some good reports from GMs.”
Jon Axel Gudmundsson no longer part of Hornets pre-draft workout this morning. I wonder if that means the Davidson junior has decided not to stay in the draft.
Jeff Goodman: UConn-bound transfer R.J. Cole told @Stadium he will withdraw from the NBA Draft. Cole will sit and have two years left in Storrs. Averaged 21.4 points this past season at Howard.
So one week after he returned home to New Orleans, Caleb Daniels, a 6-foot-4 guard who played his first two seasons at Tulane, announced on Twitter that he would transfer to Villanova. He will sit out the 2019-20 season and have two years of eligibility remaining.
Daniels declared for the NBA Draft after the season and worked out for the Boston Celtics. He kept open the possibility that he could return to Tulane but it was his one visit, to Villanova and coach Jay Wright, that convinced him to move on.
Jeff Goodman: Samford’s Josh Sharkey told @Stadium he will withdraw from the NBA Draft.
SMU guard Jimmy Whitt has entered the NCAA transfer portal, sources told Pony Stampede. Whitt announced on March 18 that he was entering the 2019 NBA Draft, but it appears he’ll head elsewhere for his final year of eligibility as a graduate transfer.
NC State has officially landed its biggest commitment of the entire 2019 offseason — one more year of Markell Johnson. The rising senior announced moments ago that he will return for his final season in Raleigh after testing the NBA Draft waters over the last several weeks of the offseason.
Jon Rothstein: Sources: Tulane’s Samir Sehic is staying in the 2019 NBA Draft.
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Jared Dudley: This isn’t Melo vs myself, That man is a 1st ballot HOFer.. We all want to see him back in the league.. Royce seems uniformed when he speaks and this situation in calling my name out. This league is not about who’s better then who it’s what’s players make for the best Team.
Ian Begley: The Westchester Knicks announce that Derrick Alston has been hired as head coach to replace Mike Miller, who will join David Fizdale’s staff. Alston, a former NBA player, was a Westchester assistant for 4 years. He previously was a player development coach w/the Houston Rockets.
David Thorpe: The Clippers enter the 2019-20 season with huge expectations. It’s fair to say that if Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are healthy once the playoffs start, the Clippers are real contenders. Lowering the risk of injury is as high a priority as any single goal they can set. Meanwhile, the Clippers’ lack of perimeter depth in their roster ranks almost as high–they are short on long, athletic wings off the bench. Their coach, Doc Rivers, can address both issues when he first talks to his team just before camp opens in late September. Imagine a team dinner, with all the staff and players, as Rivers starts to speak: “Men, I need you to write down on the calendar in front of you, in pencil, the most important dates of your year, through the middle of April. Your wife’s birthday, your anniversary, the day your children were born, significant dates for your parents, a due date for a baby perhaps. Whatever matters to you and your family. “
David Thorpe: I saw the video last week of DeMarcus Cousins falling down with a reportedly torn ACL. He was not touched. But as someone who has been involved with summer basketball since 1988, I must admit that I’m confused to see so many professionals playing full-court 5-on-5 in the summer. Players would be better off not playing these games. If we can agree that the in-season schedule is at least part of the reason for some of the injuries players have absorbed, can we also agree that in general, games themselves come with more risk than workouts?
SLAM: It’s been a crazy free agency. What were some of your thoughts on the signings? Scottie Pippen: I still think that Houston is going to be one of the teams that’s going to have the upper edge because they’ve been together with the one addition of bringing in [Russell] Westbrook, who can propel them to the top or to the bottom. It’s going to be an interesting season for not only the Houston Rockets, but the Lakers and Clippers. It’s going to be an interesting season for some teams on the East like Brooklyn. What can Kyrie [Irving] do? He’s going to have a year to go in and establish himself. More than any player in the game, there’s going to be a lot of pressure on him because people are used to seeing him have success and be amongst some of the top teams in the League. It’s not going to be that easy now and it wasn’t easy for him last year [in Boston]. This is—I don’t want to say it’s going to be a make-or-break situation for him—but I think a lot of eyes are on him to see if he has that ability to win again.
SLAM: So who’s the better team: Clippers or Lakers? Scottie Pippen: I would probably say the Clippers just because of where they were last year and the players that they have. They already have the confidence and feel like last year they dominated the Lakers. Now, you give them the Finals MVP [Kawhi Leonard] and one of the top defenders in the game in Paul George. That sends their confidence up through the roof. With the Lakers, I don’t think a guy going into his 17th season can really carry a team the way he needs to carry [it].