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NCAA moves NBA Draft withdrawal deadline back to August

(Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America)

(Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America)

Following today’s news that the 2020 NBA Draft will take place on October 15, the NCAA has moved back its withdrawal deadline. Players who are weighing whether to stay in the draft or return to school will now have until August 3 or 10 days after the draft combine (still TBD) to decide. The original deadline was June 3.

All five of Kentucky’s draft hopefuls — Tyrese Maxey, Immanuel Quickley, Nick Richards, Ashton Hagans, and EJ Montgomery — have stated that they intend to stay in the draft and forego their remaining eligibility, so this does not apply to them, but will affect teams with players still contemplating their futures, such as LSU (Darius Days, Javonte Smart, and Trendon Watford), Michigan State (Xavier Tillman and Aaron Henry), Arkansas (Isaiah Joe), Alabama (John Petty), and Tennessee (Yves Pons).

We bash the NCAA a lot around here, so it’s only right that we give a round of applause for a good decision.


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2 Comments for NCAA moves NBA Draft withdrawal deadline back to August

  1. Tom Bombadil
    6:38 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

    Might as well call this the Olivier Sarr draft deadline change, because this might just blow Olivier’s chances for eligibility out of the water. His coach was fired June 1st. Which was 2 days before the original deadline of June 3rd. Which was Olivier Sarr’s entire case for eligibility at UK next year.
    I sure hope iam wrong. But it was the first thing that came to my mind when I read this article. …..hmmm
    Go Cats

  2. Mboro-kyfan
    6:50 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

    This might be a dumb question but does that mean that if one of our guys change their minds they can come back?? I thought if u def decide ur all in then u cant come back.