Who's In and Who's Out of the NBA Draft?

Early entry decisions for college and international players for the 2021 NBA Draft

Updated April 13, 2021

This is the time of year when college players begin to declare their intentions for the NBA Draft.

The general rule is that if a player is projected as a first- or second-round pick … his chances of declaring for the draft are very high.

Who’s in and who’s out this year? I spoke with a number of NBA executives, scouts, player agents and individuals close to players making the decision to come up with these lists.

This list includes G League players that are automatically eligible for the draft as well as international players who have declared or might declare for the draft.

According to the NBA, the deadline for an early-entry player to apply for this year’s NBA Draft is Sunday, May 30, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The deadline for an early-entry player to withdraw from the NBA Draft is Monday, July 19, at 5 p.m. ET.

We’ll update these lists over the course of the next six weeks as more information trickles in.

IN THE DRAFT

Players who officially have declared for the 2021 NBA Draft

* To preserve eligibility, player has not hired an agent.

POTENTIAL LOTTERY PICKS

James Bouknight, SG, UConn

Draft range: 14-25

Sharife Cooper, PG, Auburn

Draft range: 10-20

Cade Cunningham, G/F, Oklahom State

Draft range: 1-3

Jalen Green, SG, G League

Draft range: 1-5

Isaiah Jackson, F/C, Kentucky*

Draft range: 10-25

Jalen Johnson, F, Duke

Draft range: 8-15

Keon Johnson, SG, Tennessee

Draft range: 6-14

Kai Jones, C, Texas

Draft range: 10-20

Jonathan Kuminga, SF, G League

Draft range: 1-5

Davion Mitchell, PG, Baylor

Draft range: 6-14

Moses Moody, W, Arkansas

Draft range: 10-20

POTENTIAL FIRST ROUNDERS

Marcus Bagley, F, Arizona State*

Draft range: 20-35

BJ Boston, SG, Kentucky

Draft range: 20-40

Josh Christopher, SG, Arizona State

Draft range: 20-35

Ayo Dosunmu, G, Illinois

Draft range: 20-35

David Duke, G, Providence

Draft range: 25-45

Tre Mann, G, Florida

Draft range: 20-35

Miles McBride, PG, West Virginia*

Draft range: 25-45

Daishen Nix, PG, G League

Draft range: 25-45

Neemias Queta, C, Utah State

Draft range: 25-40

Terrence Shannon Jr., SG, Texas Tech*

Draft range: 25-40

Day’Ron Sharpe, C, UNC

Draft range: 25-40

Jaden Springer, G, Tennessee

Draft range: 15-25

Ziaire Williams, W, Stanford

Draft range: 15-25

POTENTIAL SECOND ROUNDERS

Ochai Agbagi, G, Kansas*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Armando Bacot, PF, North Carolina*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Charles Bassey, C, Western Kentucky

Draft range: 30-50

Marcus Carr, G, Minnesota*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Julian Champagnie, SF, St. John’s*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Justin Champagnie, SF, Pittsburgh*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Terrence Clarke, SG, Kentucky

Draft range: 30-50

RaiQuan Gray, F, Florida State

Draft range: 35-55

Quentin Grimes, SG, Houston

Draft range: 40-60

Ron Harper Jr., G/F, Rutgers*

Draft range: 40 to undrafted

Aaron Henry, G, Michigan State

Draft range: 35-55

Scottie Lewis, G, Florida

Draft range: 40-undrafted

E.J. Liddell, F, Ohio State*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Mac McClung, G, Texas Tech*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Trey Murphy III, W, Virginia*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Scottie Pippen Jr, G, Vanderbilt*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Yves Ponds, F, Tennessee

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Austin Reaves, PG, Oklahoma

Draft range: 40-60

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, F, Villanova

Draft range: 30-50

Jordan Schakel, G, San Diego State

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Oscar da Silva, F, Stanford

Draft range: 40-undrafted

DJ Steward, G, Duke

Draft range: 40-undrafted

JT Thor, F, Auburn*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Isaiah Todd, F, G League

Draft range: 30-50

Trendon Watford, F, LSU

Draft range: 40- undrafted

Aaron Wiggins, SF, Maryland*

Draft range: 40- undrafted

Jalen Wilson, F, Kansas*

Draft range: 40- undrafted

Marcus Zegarowski, G, Creighton

Draft range: 40- undrafted

OTHERS

Fardaws Aimaq, C, Utah Valley*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

James Akinjo, PG, Arizona*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Eric Ayala, G, Maryland*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Keion Brooks Jr, F, Kentucky*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Chaundee Brown, G, Michigan

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Colin Castleton, F, Florida*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Loren Cristian Jackson, G, Akron

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Jermaine Couisnard, G, South Carolina*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Kendric Davis, G, SMU*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Cheikh Mbacke Diong, F/C, UNLV*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Dawson Grayson, F, Marquette*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Alan Griffin, F, Syracuse

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Quincy Guerrier, F, Syracuse*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Bryce Hamilton, W, UNLV*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Javion Hamlet, G, North Texas

Draft range: Likely undrafted

De’Vion Harmon, G, Oklahoma*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Feron Hunt, F, SMU

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Carlik Jones, G, Louisville

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Balsa Koprivica, C, Florida State

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Cameron McGusty, W, Miami*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Sean McNeil, G, West Virginia*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Justin Minaya, W, South Carolina*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Steffon Mitchell, F, Boston College*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

RJ Nembhard, G, TCU

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Alfonso Plummer, G, Utah*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Antonio Reeves, G, Illinois State*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Kevin Samuel, C, TCU*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Javonte Smart, G, LSU*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Malachi Smith, G, UTC*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

D.J. Stewart Jr., G, Mississippi State*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Anthony Tarke, G, Coppin State

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Clyde Trapp, G, Clemson*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

CJ Walker, G, Ohio State

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Romeo Weems, F, DePaul

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Trevion Williams, F, Purdue*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Jacob Young, G, Rutgers*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

ONE FOOT IN THE DOOR

Players who are leaning toward declaring for the draft, but haven't officially announced their intentions

Scottie Barnes, F, Florida State

Draft range: 6-14

Jared Butler, G, Baylor

Draft range: 15-25

David Johnson, G, Louisville

Draft range: 25-40

Evan Mobley, F/C, USC

Draft range: 1-5

Jalen Suggs, G, Gonzaga

Draft range: 1-5

Cam Thomas, SG, LSU

Draft range: 15-25

Franz Wagner, W, Michigan

Draft range: 6-13

50-50

Players who are still deciding about declaring for the draft

Santi Aldama, F/C, Loyola (MD)

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Joel Ayayi, G, Gonzaga

Draft range: 20-40

Buddy Boeheim, SG, Syracuse

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Greg Brown, F, Texas

Draft range: 15-25

Aaron Henry, SG, Michigan State

Draft range: 30-50

Matthew Hurt, F, Duke

Draft range: 35-55

Nah'Shon Hyland, PG, VCU

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Josiah-Jordan James, SG, Tennessee

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Johnny Juzang, SG, UCLA

Draft range: 20-35

Sandro Mamukelashvili, C, Seton Hall

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Bennedict Mathurin, F, Arizona

Draft range: 30-50

Matthew Mayer, F, Baylor

Draft range: 20-35

Jabari Walker, F, Colorado

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Joe Wieskamp, W, Iowa

Draft range: 40-undrafted

INTERNATIONAL

International players under 22 years old who are likely to declare

Juhann Begarin, SG, France

Draft range: 30-50

Usman Garuba, F/C, Spain

Draft range: 15-25

Josh Giddey, W, Australia

Draft range: 15-25

Ariel Hukporti, C, Germany

Draft range: 25-40

Rokas Jokubaitis, PG, Lithuania

Draft range: 30-50

Filip Petrušev, F/C, Serbia

Draft range: 25-40

Roko Prkačin, F, Croatia

Draft range: 20-35

Gabriele Procida, SG, Italy

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Alperen Şengün, F/C, Turkey

Draft range: 15-25

OUT

Players who have officially announced they will return to college next year

Trayce Jackson-Davis, F, Indiana

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Taevion Kinsey, SG, Marshall

Draft range: 40-undrafted