Shams Charania: LSU junior Shareef O’Neal – son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal – is now eligible to be selected in the 2022 NBA draft, the league informed teams. A prior list of withdrawals mistakenly included O’Neal. The 6-foot-10 prospect stays in Draft and has upcoming team workouts.
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Adrian Wojnarowski: UCLA G/F Jules Bernard will remain in the 2022 NBA Draft, source tells ESPN.
Jeff Goodman: Oral Roberts guard Max Abmas has decided to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return for his senior season, per source. Averaged 22.8 points last season for the Golden Eagles.
Michael Scotto: Memphis guard Lester Quinones (@Effort_les) will stay in the NBA Draft, he told @HoopsHype. “After feedback I’ve received from NBA teams and talking it over with my family and agent, Scott Nichols, it’s the right time for me to go pro and pursue my lifelong dream.”
Guard Marcus Sasser plans to withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to the University of Houston, a boost to the Cougars’ national title hopes.
Jeff Goodman: Kevin McCullar will withdraw from the NBA Draft and is headed to play for Kansas this season, he told @Stadium.
Caleb McConnell, the conference’s best defensive player, will play out his fifth season with Rutgers basketball as a postgrad. The 6-foot-7 senior announced his return Wednesday after spending the past two months exploring the NBA Draft process.
Jeff Goodman: AJ Green announces he is staying in the NBA Draft. Starred at UNI and was thought to be a heavy Iowa State lean with his dad the assistant coach.
Forward Caleb Houstan has opted to forgo his collegiate eligibility and remain in the NBA Draft. A month ago, Houstan entered his name in the draft but retained the option of returning to Michigan by not hiring an agent. Now, Houstan has shut the door on a return to the Wolverines by announcing his decision to hire representation and remain in the NBA Draft.
Jeff Goodman: UNLV’s Donovan Williams told @Stadium he is staying in the NBA Draft.
Florida State forward John Butler will keep his name in the 2022 NBA draft and will not return to school next season. The 7’1 freshman leaves the Noles after just one season, averaging 5.9 points and 3.2 rebounds, shooting 39.3% from three.
Jeff Goodman: BREAKING: Kansas forward Jalen Wilson will withdraw and return to KU for next season, source told @Stadium. Huge news for the defending champions.
Jeff Goodman: Mouhamed Gueye will withdraw from the NBA Draft, source told @Stadium
Jeff Goodman: Colorado State star David Roddy told me he will remain in the NBA Draft, Huge blow for Niko Medved and the Rams.
Virginia Tech forward Justyn Mutts has withdrawn from the 2022 NBA Draft and will return to school next season, confirming earlier reports by posting #RunItBackVT on his Twitter page.
Jeff Goodman: NC State’s Dereon Seabron will remain in the NBA Draft and forgo his final years of college eligiblity, source told @Stadium.
Jeff Goodman: Michigan’s Moussa Diabate will remain in the NBA Draft, he told @Stadium
Jeff Goodman: Auburn’s Allen Flanigan is withdrawing from the NBA Draft, source told @Stadium
Jeff Goodman: Bethune Cookman’s Joe French will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school, source told @Stadium
Jeff Goodman: Arizona versatile sophomore Dalen Terry is staying in the NBA Draft, he told @Stadium. Terry averaged 8.0 points, 4.8 boards and 3.9 assists this past season. Huge loss for the Wildcats – who have also lost Mathurin and Koloko early to NBA Draft.
Jeff Goodman: Toledo’s Ryan Rollins is staying in the NBA Draft, source told @Stadium
Jeff Goodman: Daylen Kountz will withdraw from the NBA Draft process and return to Northern Colorado next season, he told @Stadium.
Jeff Goodman: Memphis-bound transfer Kao Akobundu-Ehiogu will withdraw from the NBA Draft process and play for the Tigers this season, source told @stadium.
Jeff Goodman: USC guard Boogie Ellis will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to the Trojans, source told @Stadium.
Jeff Goodman: Xavier Castaneda has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will be returning to Akron for the 2022-23 season, source told @Stadium.
Jeff Goodman: Mississippi State-bound transfer Eric Reed has withdrawn from the NBA Draft, source told @Stadium.
Jeff Goodman: Louisiana forward Jordan Brown is expected to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school, source told @Stadium. Averaged 15.3 points and 8.6 rebounds last season. Former McDonald’s All-American.
Jaden Jones’ time at Rutgers is officially over. The freshman guard is staying in the 2022 NBA Draft and will not return to college, he told CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
Stanford men’s basketball freshman Harrison Ingram has withdrawn from the 2022 NBA Draft, returning to The Farm for his sophomore campaign.
Arkansas sophomore Jaylin Williams on Saturday announced that he will remain in the 2022 NBA draft and forgo his remaining collegiate eligibility. Williams, who was named to the All-SEC second team, averaged 10.9 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks in 37 games. He finished fifth in the country in total rebounds (364) and fourth in defensive win shares (3.0).
He was also named to the SEC All-Defensive team. The 6-foot-10 forward is considered by some to be a potential first-round pick and has even reportedly received a draft guarantee from a team, according to Kevin McPherson of Hogville.net. A source told Hogville.net that Williams has a draft guarantee and could go as high as the late first round.
After getting feedback from the combine, do you plan on staying in the NBA Draft and forgoing your remaining college eligibility? Patrick Baldwin Jr.: Yes, I do. I plan on staying in. I think the feedback I’ve been getting is pretty good. Typically, a lot of the teams haven’t even mentioned the testing as a factor for me. A lot of what I do is shooting, spacing the floor, making the correct play, and being a heady basketball player. That’s something I’ll bank on going into this process. I’ve gotten some pretty good feedback so far.
Jeff Goodman: Furman guard Mike Bothwell, who led the Paladins in scoring at 15.7 points per game last season, will withdraw from the NBA Draft process and return to school, source told @Stadium.
Jeff Goodman: Furman forward Jalen Slawson, who averaged 14.5 points and 7.4 rebounds last season, will also withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to the Paladins, source told @Stadium. Bob Richey’s team should be loaded this season.
Jeff Goodman: Tennessee’s Santiago Vescovi is expected to withdraw from the NBA Draft process and return to the Vols for this season, source told @Stadium. Averaged 13.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and shot 40 percent from 3 last season.
Jeff Goodman: Wyoming’s Hunter Maldonado has told @Stadium he will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to the Cowboys. Huge news for Wyoming.
Santa Clara University star Jalen Williams made it official on Thursday that he’s leaving the school and will remain in the NBA draft process. Williams was a two-time All-WCC guard at Santa Clara. He’s projected to be a late-first round or second-round pick.
Jeff Goodman: Ole Miss bound big man Josh Mballa has withdrawn from the NBA Draft.
What seemed inevitable over the past few weeks is now a reality — Jabari Walker’s time at Colorado is over. The sophomore forward signed with the agency WME Entertainment on Tuesday, signaling that he will be staying in the NBA Draft and confirming what his father, NBA veteran Samaki Walker, told ESPN earlier this month.
The Texas Tech men’s basketball team learned a key piece of the puzzle will be in the mix Wednesday. Fardaws Aimaq, a Utah State transfer, inferred via social media that he will withdraw from the NBA Draft and play collegiately at Texas Tech.
Jeff Goodman: UTRGV’S Justin Johnson and UT Martin’s KJ Simon have both withdrawn from the NBA Draft, they told @Stadium
University of Kansas guard Christian Braun officially announced on social media that he will chose the NBA over returning for one more season as a Jayhawk. Braun, amongst other KU players participated in the NBA combine and evaluation process, felt that the time is now to take his talents to the next level.
Jeff Goodman: Grant Sherfield told @Stadium he will withdraw from the NBA draft and attend Oklahoma this season. Huge news for the Sooners.
Creighton guard Baylor Scheireman will withdraw from the NBA Draft and play in the BIg East during the 2022-23 season, his agent told ZAGSBLOG
Jeff Goodman: Louisiana Tech big man Kenneth Lofton staying in the NBA Draft. Houston was likely going to get him if he went back to college.
Jeff Goodman: Kentucky transfer Keion Brooks will withdraw from the NBA Draft, source told @Stadium. Brooks could have a big year next season, depending where he lands, and is a potential first-rounder.
Jeff Goodman: Rider’s Dwight Murray Jr. has submitted the paperwork to withdraw from the NBA Draft and will return to school, source told @Stadium.
Justin Lewis isn’t about to make a rash decision about his basketball future. Lewis, the Marquette University standout, is contemplating whether to return to college or pursue a career in the NBA. The 6-foot-7 forward is currently testing the NBA waters at this week’s NBA Combine in the Windy City.
Asked at the Combine on Thursday when he’ll make a determination of whether to stay or go, Lewis said, “June 1.’’ That is the NBA’s deadline for players to withdraw from the draft and maintain their college eligibility. Unlike the vast majority of players who are currently in the draft and have almost a concrete idea of where they’ll be drafted in the first or second round, there is considerable uncertainty of Lewis’ draft position.
Some NBA officials believe he could sneak into the first round and secure a guaranteed contract, but there are others who are convinced Lewis is a second-round prospect and wouldn’t receive a guaranteed contract. The latter folks contend Lewis would be better served if he honed his skills one more season at Marquette. As such, Lewis isn’t going to make a hasty decision after the combine wraps up this weekend. He still wants to work out for several teams, including the Milwaukee Buck who have the 24th overall election. “It’s going well,’’ Lewis said of the draft process, “but I want to explore all my options.’’
The Boise State men’s basketball team got some good news Wednesday: Marcus Shaver Jr. is coming back. Shaver Jr., who was second on the Broncos last season with 13.3 points per game, announced on social media that he was withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning to Boise State.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Michigan State freshman G Max Christie will stay in the 2022 NBA Draft and hire an agent, sources tell ESPN. Christie, an All-Big 10 freshman team selection, is participating at the Chicago Pre-Draft Combine this week.
Incoming transfer Johni Broome, who signed with Auburn on April 30, announced Thursday that he is withdrawing his name from the NBA Draft pool. Broome, who spent the last two years at Morehead State, declared for the draft when he entered the transfer portal earlier this offseason and was still among its early entrants when he signed with Auburn at the end of last month.
Leonard Miller, a 6-foot-11 forward in the high school class of 2022, has been reportedly ruled eligible to enter the 2022 NBA draft, according to Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated. Miller, who was born in Canada, completed a postgraduate year at Fort Erie International Academy and is currently being recruited by Kentucky and Arizona. He is also considering signing with the NBA G League Ignite for next season.
Texas guard Andrew Jones, whose college basketball career was interrupted for nearly two years by leukemia, has announced he will skip a final season with the Longhorns and turn pro. Jones ranks ninth in scoring in program history with 1,620 points. He announced his decision to enter the NBA draft in a statement posted on social media.
The Colorado Buffaloes’ leading scorer and rebounder is “committed” to leaving the school and turning pro, according to a report. Jabari Walker will not return to the school following his sophomore season, his father and former NBA forward Samaki Walker told ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.
Jon Rothstein: Davidson’s Hyunjung Lee is hiring an agent and entering the 2022 NBA Draft, per his IG page. Significant Atlantic 10 News.
Another Michigan basketball player is going to test the waters of the NBA. Caleb Houstan, the freshman combo guard who started all 34 games for the Wolverines, has declared for the 2022 NBA draft, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony reported Monday night.
Carter Hill: Virginia Tech forward Keve Aluma is officially going pro. The 6-foot-9, 235-pounder will sign with an agent and enter the 2022 NBA Draft. Leaves Blacksburg as an ACC champion. @3304Sports
Utah guard Both Gach will not take the Covid-year provided by the NCAA in 2023 and instead with pursue the NBA. This opens up another scholarship that head coach Craig Smith can use in his rebuild of the Runnin’ Utes.
Northwestern senior Pete Nance has declared for the NBA Draft, per an announcement posted to the forward’s Twitter account Monday afternoon:
The Ohio native’s decision gives him the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his father and eldest brother Larry Nance Sr. and Jr., respectively, both of whom achieved success in the Association.
DePaul center Nick Ongenda declared his intention to enter the 2022 NBA Draft this morning. Ongenda intends to still maintain his NCAA eligibility. He has two years of eligibility remaining and can withdraw from the draft to return for next season.
Rider senior Dwight Murray Jr. has declared for the NBA Draft, but will not hire agent, he said in an Instagram post on Sunday. By not hiring an agent, Murray can go through the evaluation process and retain his final season of college eligibility.
Jeremy Woo: Michigan’s Moussa Diabate has entered the 2022 draft while maintaining eligibility to return, a source tells me. The 6’10” Diabate showed flashes of promise as a freshman. His physical tools, motor and defensive versatility give him a chance to rise in the predraft process.
Big 12 Player of the Year Ochai Agbaji is going to the NBA Draft, he announced on Twitter Sunday.
North Carolina sophomore guard Caleb Love has decided he will not test the NBA Draft waters and will return to Chapel Hill for his junior season.
Yannick Nzosa has declared for the 2022 draft. He’ll be the third youngest eligible player.
Baylor guard Matthew Mayer announced that he will enter the 2022 NBA Draft but will retain his eligibility for a possible return to Waco in 2022-23. In 2021, Mayer appeared and started in 33 games, averaging 22.8 minutes per appearance. He averaged 9.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 1.0 assists per game.
Brazilian forward Gui Santos will enter 2022 NBA draft. He averaged 9.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists this season with Minas.
Ismael Kamagate, a 6-foot-11 center with Paris Basketball in France, will declare for the 2022 NBA draft, his agent, Bouna Ndiaye, told Jonathan Givony of ESPN.
Kansas junior guard Christian Braun has declared for the 2022 NBA Draft. He announced his intent via social media. Braun will retain NCAA eligibility while testing the draft process.
Kane Pitman: Australian 6’9″ forward Luke Travers of the Perth Wildcats in the NBL has entered his name in the 2022 NBA Draft, his agent Daniel Moldovan tells @ESPNAusNZ. Travers is a finalist for the Rookie of the Year after an impressive season with Perth.
Jeff Goodman: Duke guard Trevor Keels will declare for the NBA Draft and hire an agent. Will be interesting to see whether he goes in the first round.
Patrick Baldwin Jr. is moving on. The 6-foot-9 forward announced on social media Friday that he is declaring for the NBA draft after a disappointing freshman season at UW-Milwaukee. Baldwin played in just 11 games for the Panthers, who were coached by his father, averaging 12.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Patrick Baldwin Sr. was fired after UWM finished 10-21 and 8-14 in the Horizon League in his fifth season as coach.
Duke junior Wendell Moore has declared for the NBA Draft. The 2022 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year finishes his Blue Devils’ career as a captain who helped lead his team to the Final Four in his last year in Durham.
NZ Breakers guard Hugo Besson has officially entered this year’s NBA Draft. The 20-year-old will join teammate and fellow French ‘Next Star’ Ousmane Dieng, who last week declared himself available for selection by one of the 30 NBA teams at Brooklyn in June.
Baylor guard Adam Flagler will enter the 2022 NBA Draft process, while maintaining his collegiate eligibility, Flagler announced via social media.
Tyson Etienne’s Wichita State career has come to a close. On Thursday, the sophomore guard declared for the NBA Draft and will forgo his remaining college eligibility.
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September 26, 2022 | 5:44 pm EDT Update
Veteran forward Jae Crowder asked not to come to training camp, and the Suns announced they’d granted the request Sunday. Crowder was informed over the summer that he may lose his starting job this season, sources said, and it prompted him to request a trade. The Suns had discussions about it throughout the summer but hadn’t found a deal yet. But it seems clear his time with the team is over.