Each and every one of the Kentucky Wildcats’ NBA Draft-eligible players will submit their name for the big day in June, according to tweets from head coach John Calipari.
In other words, essentially every Kentucky player is submitting their name for the NBA Draft because of the new rule that Calipari cited, and why wouldn’t they? It used to be that college basketball players would declare for the draft shortly after the NCAA Tournament, but would only have until a random date in April well before the NBA Scouting Combine in May to withdraw their name from the draft class.
Simply put, if a player had second thoughts past the deadline, they were basically screwed.
But the new system is borderline flawless. Players can now basically submit their names and basically get a free assessment from scouts since they have until 10 days after the combine to withdraw, so they have an idea of what they need to work on for the coming season, or if they should transfer to a new program so they can improve the most as players.
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