NBA releases early entrant list for 2021 draft which includes more than 20 Big Ten players

  • 06/02/2021 8:44 am in

Late last night, the NBA released its early entrant list for the 2021 NBA draft.

The draft is scheduled for Thursday, July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The early entrant list includes 353 players — 296 players from colleges and other educational institutions and 57 international players.

The deadline for players to withdraw from the draft and maintain their NCAA eligibility is Wednesday, July 7.

The full list can be accessed here. There are more than 20 Big Ten players on the list, including Indiana forward Miller Kopp. Here’s all of the Big Ten players listed:

Eric Ayala, Maryland
Geo Baker, Rutgers
Dalano Banton, Nebraska
Giorgi Bezhanishvili, Illinois
Chaundee Brown, Michigan
Marcus Carr, Minnesota
Kofi Cockburn, Illinois
Hunter Dickinson, Michigan
Aya Dosunmu, Illinois
Aleem Ford, Wisconsin
Luka Garza, Iowa
Aaron Henry, Michigan State
DeVante’ Jones, Michigan
Miller Kopp, Indiana
E.J. Liddell, Ohio State
Isaiah Livers, Michigan
Micah Potter, Wisconsin
Nate Reuvers, Wisconsin
Mike Smith, Michigan
D’Mitrik Trice, Wisconsin
Franz Wagner, Michigan
Duane Washington Jr., Ohio State
Joe Wieskamp, Iowa
Aaron Wiggins, Maryland
Trevion Williams, Purdue
Jacob Young, Rutgers

Two notable omissions from the list are Darryl Morsell of Maryland and Ron Harper Jr. of Rutgers. Previous indications were that both players were testing the NBA draft process.

Any underclassmen can declare for the draft and return to college without penalty by either choosing not to sign with an agent or signing with an agent that is NCAA certified.

With the deadline of July 1 to transfer without sitting out and the July 7 deadline to withdraw from the draft pool, Big Ten rosters for next season should be mostly settled by mid-July.

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