26 Big Ten players declare for 2022 NBA draft
The NBA announced the early entrant candidate list for the 2022 draft early Wednesday morning and 26 Big Ten players have entered their name.
Several of the players who have entered are seniors who do not plan to use their additional year of eligibility granted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s NBA draft combine will take place May 16-22 in Chicago. The deadline to withdraw from the draft while maintaining college eligibility is 11:59 p.m. ET on June 1. The 2022 NBA draft is set for June 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Here’s the complete list of players from the Big Ten who have declared for the draft:
Eric Ayala, Maryland, Senior
Marcus Bingham Jr., Michigan State, Senior
Malaki Branham, Ohio State, Freshman
Gabe Brown, Michigan State, Senior
Max Christie, Michigan State, Freshman
Kofi Cockburn, Illinois, Junior
Johnny Davis, Wisconsin, Sophomore
Moussa Diabate, Michigan, Freshman
Jacob Grandison, Illinois, Senior
Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers, Senior
Caleb Houstan, Michigan, Freshman
Eric Hunter Jr., Purdue, Senior
Austin Hutcherson, Illinois, Junior
Jaden Ivey, Purdue, Sophomore
Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana, Junior
DeVante’ Jones, Michigan, Senior
Jaden Jones, Rutgers, Freshman
E.J. Liddell, Ohio State, Junior
Caleb McConnell, Rutgers, Senior
Bryce McGowens, Nebraska, Freshman
Trey McGowens, Nebraska, Senior
Keegan Murray, Iowa, Sophomore
Kris Murray, Iowa, Sophomore
Pete Nance, Northwestern, Senior
Sasha Stefanovic, Purdue, Senior
Trevion Williams, Purdue, Senior
The full NBA draft early entry candidate list is available here.