Now That The Early Entry Deadline Has Passed; Let's Take A Look At Who Declared For This Year's 2018
This time of the year is always exciting, as top players in college basketball consider going pro or returning for another year of NCAA basketball. This year's NBA early entry eligibility deadline has passed, and it offers a valuable opportunity for the top players in the college basketball world to test their draft stock in the upcoming draft. These early entry players are now able to attend NBA pre-draft camps or participate in individual team workouts. The NBA combine is between May 16th- May 20th. The NCAA withdrawal deadline is May 30th. The NBA's early entry eligibility deadline to withdraw from the draft is on June 11th. Any player that has not signed with an agent is still eligible to return to school and participate in next year's NCAA basketball season. Here is the list of the players that have declared for the upcoming NBA draft.
Guards/Forwards Rawle Alkins* Arizona Sedrick Barefield Utah Tyus Battle Syracuse Lamonte Bearden Western Kentucky Brian Bowen II South Carolina Ky Bowman Boston College Jordan Brangers South Plains College (TX) Mikal Bridges* Villanova Barry Brown Jr. Kansas State Bruce Brown Jr.* Miami (FL) Bryce Brown Auburn Tookie Brown Georgia Southern Elijah Bryant* BYU Jalen Brunson* Villanova C.J. Burks Marshall Tony Carr* Penn State Kameron Chatman Detroit Haanif Cheatham Florida Gulf Coast Chris Clemons Campbell Bryant Crawford Wake Forest Jon Davis Charlotte Jordan Davis Northern Colorado Eric Davis Jr.* Texas Terence Davis Ole Miss Hamidou Diallo* Kentucky Donte DiVincenzo Villanova Torin Dorn NC State Trevon Duval* Duke Nojel Eastern Purdue Carsen Edwards Purdue Jon Elmore Marshall Jacob Evans Cincinnati Dextor Foster ASA College (FL) Jarrey Foster SMU Tremaine Fraiser Westchester CC (NY) Melvin Frazier Jr. Tulane Eugene German Northern Illinois Admon Gilder Texas A&M Shai Gilgeous-Alexander* Kentucky Tyler Hall Montana State Jaylen Hands UCLA Jared Harper Auburn Mustapha Heron* Auburn Aaron Holiday* UCLA Jalen Hudson Florida Kevin Huerter Maryland Tramain Isabell Jr. Drexel Deangelo Isby Utah State Zach Johnson Florida Gulf Coast Christian Keeling Charleston Southern Devonte Klines Montana State Kalob Ledoux* McNeese State Victor Lewis II West Texas A&M Dominic Magee Southern Mississippi Fletcher Magee Wofford
Caleb Martin Nevada
Cody Martin Nevada Zane Martin Towson Charles Matthews Michigan De'Anthony Melton* USC Shake Milton SMU Shelton Mitchell Clemson Matt Morgan Cornell Isaiah Moss Iowa Jordan Murdock Friends University Malik Newman* Kansas Josh Okogie Georgia Tech Ray Ona Embo Tulane James Palmer Jr. Nebraska Keanu Peters Salt Lake CC (UT) Lamar Peters Mississippi State Jalon Pipkins Cal State-Northridge Shamorie Ponds St. John's Marcquise Reed Clemson Isaiah Reese Canisius Kerwin Roach II Texas
Jerome Robinson Boston College Ahmaad Rorie Montana Quinton Rose Temple Brandon Sampson* LSU Corey Sanders* Rutgers Micah Seaborn Monmouth Collin Sexton* Alabama Ronshad Shabazz Appalachian State Landry Shamet* Wichita State Tavarius Shine Oklahoma State Fred Sims Jr.* Chicago State Anfernee Simons* IMG Academy Zhaire Smith Texas Tech Khyri Thomas Creighton Gary Trent Jr.* Duke Allonzo Trier* Arizona Deshon Taylor Fresno State Christian Vital UCONN Jaylin Walker Kent State Lonnie Walker IV* Miami (FL) Tremont Waters LSU Quinndary Weatherspoon Mississippi State Andrien White Charlotte Lindell Wigginton Iowa State
Kris Wilkes UCLA Justin Wright-Foreman Hofstra Trae Young* Oklahoma
Forwards Deng Adel* Louisville Esa Ahmad West Virginia Mike Amius Western Carolina Kostas Antetokounmpo Dayton Keita Bates-Diop* Ohio State Tashawn Berry Dakota College (ND) Leron Black* Illinois Miles Bridges* Michigan State Troy Brown Jr.* Oregon Jordan Caroline Nevada Yoeli Childs BYU Tyler Cook Iowa Isaac Copeland Jr. Nebraska Mike Daum South Dakota State Shawntrez Davis Bethune-Cookman Marcus Derrickson* Georgetown Noah Dickerson Washington Dikembe Dixson* UIC Robert Franks Jr.* Washington State Wenyen Gabriel Kentucky Michael Gilmore FGCU Ethan Happ Wisconsin Malik Hines Massachusetts DJ Hogg* Texas A&M Kaiser Gates Xavier Justin Jackson* Maryland Jaren Jackson Jr.* Michigan State Justin James Wyoming Ismaila Kane Atlanta Metropolitan Kevin Knox* Kentucky Terry Larrier* UCONN Marquez Letcher-Ellis Rice Abdul Lewis NJIT Makinde London Tennessee-Chattanooga Malik Martin South Florida Luke Maye North Carolina Jalen McDaniels San Diego State Markis McDuffie Wichita State Christian Mekowulu Tennesse State Travis Munnings Takal Molson Canisius Max Montana* San Diego State Juwan Morgan Indiana Ajdin Penava* Marshall Jontay Porter Missouri Michael Porter Jr.* Missouri Billy Preston Kansas Cody Riley UCLA Chris Silva South Carolina Admiral Schofield Tennesse Yankuba Sima Oklahoma State Ray Spalding* Louisville Omari Spellman Villanova Reid Travis Stanford Jarred Vanderbilt Kentucky Lagerald Vick* Kansas Moritz Wagner* Michigan Nick Ward Michigan State P.J. Washington Kentucky Demajeo Wiggins Bowling Green
Centers/Forwards Udoka Azubuike Kansas DeAndre Ayton* Arizona Marvin Bagley III* Duke Mohamed Bamba* Texas Wendell Carter Jr.* Duke Tyler Davis Texas A&M Drew Eubanks* Oregon State Bruno Fernando Maryland Jessie Govan Georgetown Zach Hankins Ferris State Dewan Huell Miami (FL) Sagaba Konate West Virginia Brandon McCoy* UNLV Aaron Menzies Seattle Chimezie Metu* USC Doral Moore* Wake Forest Trayvon Reed Texas Southern Mitchell Robinson Western Kentucky Austin Wiley Auburn Robert Williams III* Texas A&M (* - Players Expected To Sign With An Agent)
International Players Berke Atar (Turkey) LiAngelo Ball (Lithuania) Romaric Belemene (Spain) Laurynas Beliauskas (Lithuania) Rihards Berzins (Latvia) Laurynas Birutis (Lithuania) Goga Bitadze (Serbia) Isaac Bonga (Germany) Eitenne Ca (France) Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz (France) Emanuel Cate (Spain) Vasileios Charalampopoulos (Greece) Luka Doncic (Spain) Yago Dos Santos (Brazil) Berkan Durmaz (Turkey) Aleksander Dziewa (Poland) Martynas Echodas (Lithuania) Ibrahima Faye (France) Gabriel Galvanini (Brazil) Stephane Gombauld (France) Melvyn Govindy (France) Yoan Granvorka (Switzerland) Tryggvi Hlinason (Spain) Karim Jallow (Germany) Matas Jogela (Lithuania) Georgios Kalaitzakis (Greece) Michal Kolenda (Poland) Antonios Koniaris (Greece) Leon Kratzer (Germany) Arnoldas Kulboka (Italy) Rodions Kurucs (Spain) Xabier Lopez-Arostegui (Spain) Matur Maker | CIBA (Canada) Vanja Marinkovic | Partizan (Serbia) William McDowell-White (Germany) Blaz Mesicek (Italy) Adam Mokoka (France) Shekinah Munanga (France) Dzanan Musa (Croatia) Muhaymin Mustafa (Turkey) Williams Narace (France) Amine Noua (France) Elie Okobo (France) Viny Okouo (Spain) Louis Olinde (Germany) Erxhan Osmani (Turkey) Jean-Marc Pansa (France) Darel Poirier (France) Marcel Ponitka (Poland) Issuf Sanon (Slovenia) Tadas Sedekerskis (Lithuania) Leonardo Tote (Italy) Michael Uchendu (Brazil) Martynas Varnas (Lithuania) Filip Zagrajski (Croatia)
Top 5 Early-Entry Players The list of early entry prospects is filled with high-quality talent that will hope to make a significant impact next season in the NBA. Countless mock drafts will try to project each player's destination as we get closer to the NBA Draft. All of these players are expected to be lottery picks and will be selected near the top of the draft. Here are the top five most intriguing players in the upcoming draft.
#1 DeAndre Ayton Arizona - Freshman Center/Forward DeAndre Ayton from Arizona is being considered as one of the top picks, as his elite physical talents set him apart from the other prospects. DeAndre Ayton is a dominant big man that averaged 20.1 points per game and 11.6 rebounds for the Wildcats during his freshman season.
#2 Marvin Bagley III Duke Freshman Marvin Bagley III is also projected to be selected near the top of the draft, as he averaged 21 points per game and 11.1 rebounds in his lone season at Duke. Bagley III will need to work on his defense, but he has the potential of turning into an NBA superstar.
#3 Collin Sexton Alabama Freshman Collin Sexton played a pivotal role in leading Alabama to the NCAA tournament as he averaged 19.2 points and 3.6 assists per game. Sexton will look to continue to impress NBA scouts with his explosiveness and ability to drive to the rim.
#4 Mohamed Bamba Texas Freshman Mohamed Bamba only spent one season with the Texas Longhorns but is considered one of the best defensive players in the draft. Bamba averaged 12.9 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks per game in his freshman season. Many NBA analysts expect him to be selected with a top-five pick in the draft.
#5 Trae Young Oklahoma Freshman Trae Young was a dynamic offensive playmaker for the Oklahoma Sooners as he finished the season with 27.4 points and 8.7 assists per game. However, some scouts are concerned that his heavy reliance on 3-pointers and his smaller size will not translate as well to the NBA.
Sophomore Wildcard - Miles Bridges Michigan State Miles Bridges surprised everyone last year by opting to return to school after a successful freshman season. Bridges followed up with 17.1 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in his sophomore season. He is expected to be a late lottery draft pick.