Arizona's Stanley Johnson and Utah's Jakob Poeltl are among 10 intriguing college players yet to declare for the NBA draft.
For players like Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns, the decision to leave college early is an easy one. Of course, not everyone is Okafor or Towns. The “should I stay or should I go” question is a lot tougher for many players to answer. It’s so challenging, in fact, that a bevy of very talented players still have not yet made up their minds. We look at the 10 most intriguing below (listed alphabetically; class indicates the year just completed; all draft projections according to Draft Express).
But first, a note: It must be said that these decisions belong to the players, and the players alone. It might be fun for us to debate whether a guy should go pro or stay in college for another year, but these players will and should do what is in their own best interests. No one should judge that. This simply looks at whether or not a player would be better off, purely from a basketball standpoint, from getting another year of seasoning in college.