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NBA draft early entry list: Full roundup of underclassmen turning pro

The NBA draft isn’t until June 25, but as the college season winds down, dozens of underclassmen have begun declaring their intentions to turn pro.
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The NBA draft isn’t until June 25, but as the college season winds down, dozens of underclassmen have begun declaring their intentions to turn pro.

Players have until April 24 to declare their  eligibility for the draft. However, the NCAA’s new draft eligibility rules facilitate a higher number of early entries, with players given until May 25, ten days after the draft combine, to withdraw from the pool, provided they have yet to hire an agent. Not every player will be invited to the combine, but all will have the opportunity to work out for teams and receive feedback.

Below are all the players who have declared or reportedly intend to, grouped by those hiring agents and turning pro for certain, those keeping their options open, and those whose status remains unclear. The third group notably includes every eligible Kentucky Wildcat, whom, as head coach John Calipari announced, will all test the waters.

Current as of April 1.

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Early entries

Declaring (hiring agent)

Tony Anderson, F, SE Missouri State, Fr.

Anthony “Cat” Barber, PG, NC State, Jr.

Malik Beasley, G, Florida State, Fr.

DeAndre Bembry, F, St. Joseph’s, Jr.

Marquese Chriss, F, Washington, Fr.

Kris Dunn, PG, Providence, Jr.

Brannen Greene, G/F, Kansas, Jr.

Demetrius Jackson, PG, Notre Dame, Jr.

Stefan Jankovic, F, Hawaii, Jr. 

Dejounte Murray, G, Washington, Fr.

Jamal Murray, G, Kentucky, Fr.

Tim Quarterman, G, LSU, Jr.

Wayne Selden, SG, Kansas, Jr.

Ben Simmons, F, LSU, Fr.

Stephen Zimmerman, C, UNLV, Fr.

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Declaring (without agent)

Abdul-Malik Abu, F, NC State, So.

Rosco Allen, F, Stanford, Sr. (one year of medical hardship eligibility left)

Ben Bentil, PF, Providence, So.

Antonio Blakeney, G, LSU, Fr. 

Jaron Blossomgame, F, Clemson, Jr.

Trevon Bluiett, SG, Xavier, So.

Amida Brimah, C, Connecticut, Jr.

Cheick Diallo, F/C, Kansas, Fr.

Daniel Hamilton, G/F, Connecticut, So.

Julian Jacobs, G, USC, Jr.

Que Johnson, G, Washington State, Jr.

Peter Jok, G/F, Iowa, Jr.

Dedric Lawson, F, Memphis, Fr.

Makai Mason, G, Yale, So.

Jahmal McMurray, G, South Florida, Fr. 

Dallas Moore, G, North Florida, Jr.

Jalen Moore, F, Utah State, Jr.

Malik Newman, G, Mississippi State, Fr.

Chinanu Onuaku, F/C, Louisville, So.

Rodney Purvis. G, Connecticut, RS Jr.

Jalen Reynolds, F, Xavier, Jr.

Corey Sanders, G, Rutgers, Fr.

Caleb Swanigan, F/C, Purdue, Fr.

Trevor Thompson, C, Ohio State, So.

Maurice Watson Jr., G, Creighton, Jr.

Isaiah Whitehead, G, Seton Hall, So.

James Webb, F, Boise State, Jr. 

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Declaring (agent status unclear)

Isaiah Briscoe, G, Kentucky, Fr.

Kareem Canty, G, Auburn, Jr.

Jonny David, G, Kentucky, Fr.

E.J. Floreal, G, Kentucky, Jr.

Dominique Hawkins, G, Kentucky, Jr.

Damian Jones, F/C, Vanderbilt, Jr.

Skal Labissiere, F/C, Kentucky, Fr.

Marcus Lee, F/C, Kentucky, Jr.

Charles Matthews, G, Kentucky, Fr.

Mychal Mulder, G, Kentucky, Jr.

Dillon Pulliam, G, Kentucky, So.

Tyler Ulis, PG, Kentucky, So.

Devin Williams, F, West Virginia, Jr. 

Derek Willis, F, Kentucky, Jr.


Dwayne Bacon, G/F, Florida State, Fr.