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Five Wildcats on the NBA Draft’s Early Entry List

Not these five, but those five did all get selected in the first round.

Not these five, but those five did all get selected in the first round.

Not these five, but those five did all get selected in the first round.

Sunday was the deadline for players to submit their name to the NBA as potential draft prospects.  Today the NBA released the 162 names — 117 from college and 45 international players — that will be draft eligible.

These players can accept invitations to the NBA Draft Combine, held in Chicago from May 10-15.   They will have until May 25 to either decide to return to school or forego their remaining eligibility and remain in the draft.  The five names we expected to see are below.

  1. Isaiah Briscoe
  2. Skal Labissiere
  3. Marcus Lee
  4. Jamal Murray
  5. Tyler Ulis

Briscoe and Lee are the only two considering a return.  Other notable names include: Chinanu Onauku, Troy Williams, James Blackmon Jr., Malik Newman, Antonio Blakeney, Tim Quarterman, Damian Jones, Stephen Zimmerman.  You can see the full list here.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

1 Comment for Five Wildcats on the NBA Draft’s Early Entry List



  1. PaintItBlue
    10:28 pm April 26, 2016 Permalink

    I thought all of our players who were eligible to declare did so, including walk-ons like Jonny David so they had something to show their kids? I know it was a bit of a publicity stunt, but honestly why not if you’re allowed to declare as many times as you want, get feedback and return.