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

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

Note: The NBA released the final list of early entrants to the 2021 Draft. I broke down the list w/ draft ranges for all 353 prospects (135 underclassmen, 161 seniors & 57 intl) & draft ranges for 2022 for top underclassmen returning to school here.

Updated June 1, 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

Scottie Barnes, F, Florida State

Draft range: 6-14

James Bouknight, SG, UConn

Draft range: 14-25

Greg Brown, F, Texas

Draft range: 10-25

Sharife Cooper, PG, Auburn

Draft range: 10-20

Cade Cunningham, G/F, Oklahom State

Draft range: 1-3

Josh Giddey, W, Australia

Draft range: 8-15

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

Evan Mobley, F/C, USC

Draft range: 1-5

Moses Moody, W, Arkansas

Draft range: 10-20

Alperen Şengün, F/C, Turkey

Draft range: 12-25

Jalen Suggs, G, Gonzaga

Draft range: 1-5

Franz Wagner, W, Michigan

Draft range: 6-13

POTENTIAL FIRST ROUNDERS

Max Abmas, G, Oral Roberts*

Draft range: 25-40

Joel Ayayi, G, Gonzaga

Draft range: 20-40

Marcus Bagley, F, Arizona State*

Draft range: 20-35

BJ Boston, SG, Kentucky

Draft range: 20-40

Jared Butler, G, Baylor

Draft range: 15-25

Josh Christopher, SG, Arizona State

Draft range: 20-35

Ayo Dosunmu, G, Illinois

Draft range: 20-35

Chris Duarte, G, Oregon

Draft range: 15-25

David Duke, G, Providence

Draft range: 25-45

Usman Garuba, F/C, Spain

Draft range: 15-25

David Johnson, G, Louisville

Draft range: 25-45

Rokas Jokubaitis, PG, Lithuania

Draft range: 25-45

Johnny Juzang, SG, UCLA*

Draft range: 20-35

Corey Kispert, SF, Gonzaga

Draft range: 8-15

Tre Mann, G, Florida

Draft range: 20-35

Matthew Mayer, F, Baylor*

Draft range: 20-35

Miles McBride, PG, West Virginia*

Draft range: 25-45

Trey Murphy III, W, Virginia*

Draft range: 25-50

Daishen Nix, PG, G League

Draft range: 25-45

Roko Prkačin, F, Croatia

Draft range: 20-35

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

Chris Smith, G/F, UCLA*

Draft range: 25-40

Jaden Springer, G, Tennessee

Draft range: 15-25

Cam Thomas, SG, LSU

Draft range: 15-25

Ziaire Williams, W, Stanford

Draft range: 15-25

POTENTIAL SECOND ROUNDERS

Santi Aldama, F/C, Loyola (MD)*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

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

Juhann Begarin, SG, France

Draft range: 30-50

Vrenz Bleijenbergh, SF, Belgium

Draft range: 40-undrafted

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

Moussa Cisse, C, Memphis*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Kofi Cockburn, C, Illinois

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Hunter Dickinson, C, Michigan*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Kessler Edwards, F, Pepperdine*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Marcus Garrett, G, Kansas

Draft range: 40 to undrafted

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

Jay Huff, C, Virginia

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Ariel Hukporti, C, Germany

Draft range: 30-50

Matthew Hurt, F, Duke

Draft range: 35-55

Nah'Shon Hyland, PG, VCU

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Scottie Lewis, G, Florida

Draft range: 40-undrafted

E.J. Liddell, F, Ohio State*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Isaiah Livers, F, Michigan*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Makur Maker, F, Howard*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Sandro Mamukelashvili, C, Seton Hall*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Mac McClung, G, Texas Tech

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Nikita Mikhailovskii, G/F, Russia

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Mario Nakić, F, Serbia

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Filip Petrušev, F/C, Serbia

Draft range: 40-undrafted

John Petty, G, Alabama

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Scottie Pippen Jr, G, Vanderbilt*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Yves Ponds, F, Tennessee

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Jason Preston, G, Ohio*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Josh Primo, G, Alabama

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Gabriele Procida, SG, Italy

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Austin Reaves, PG, Oklahoma

Draft range: 40-60

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, F, Villanova

Draft range: 30-50

Gui Santos, F, Brazil

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Jordan Schakel, G, San Diego State

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Oscar da Silva, F, Stanford

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Aamir Simms, F, Clemson

Draft range: 40-undrafted

DJ Steward, G, Duke

Draft range: 40-undrafted

MaCio Teague, G, Baylor

Draft range: 40-undrafted

JT Thor, F, Auburn*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Boris Tisma, F, Croatia

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Isaiah Todd, F, G League

Draft range: 30-50

Kyree Walker, G/F, High School

Draft range: 40- undrafted

Trendon Watford, F, LSU

Draft range: 40- undrafted

Joe Wieskamp, W, Iowa*

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Aaron Wiggins, SF, Maryland*

Draft range: 40- undrafted

Jalen Wilson, F, Kansas*

Draft range: 40- undrafted

Moses Wright, F, Georgia Tech

Draft range: 40- undrafted

Marcus Zegarowski, G, Creighton

Draft range: 40- undrafted

OTHERS

Isaiah Adams, F, UCF*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Fardaws Aimaq, C, Utah Valley*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

James Akinjo, PG, Arizona*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Warith Alatishe, F, Oregon State*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Carlos Alocen, G, Spain

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Keve Aluma, F, Virginia Tech*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Derrick Alston Jr., G, Boise State

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Jose Alvarado, G, Georgia Tech

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Dikembe Andre, C, Brazil

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Jonah Antonio, G, Wake Forest

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Eric Ayala, G, Maryland*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Armando Bacot, C, North Carolina*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Jonathan Baehre, F, Clemson

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Geo Baker, G, Rutgers

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Aleksander Balcerowsk, C, Poland

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Danalo Banton, G, Nebraska*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Giorgi Bezhanishvili, F, Illinois

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Jahvon Blair, G, Georgetown

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Danko Brankovic, C, Croatia

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Keion Brooks Jr, F, Kentucky*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Chaundee Brown, G, Michigan

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Isaiah Brown, G, Weber State

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Keyshawn Bryant, F, South Carolina*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Sardaar Calhoun, F, Florida State*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

DJ Carton, G, Marquette

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Colin Castleton, F, Florida*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Matt Coleman, G, Texas

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Jermaine Couisnard, G, South Carolina*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Loren Cristian Jackson, G, Akron

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Jalen Crutcher, G, Dayton

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Cameron Crutwig, F, Loyola*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Derek Culver, F, West Virginia

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Kendric Davis, G, SMU*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Darius Days, F, LSU

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Michael Devoe, G, Georgia Tech*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Cheikh Mbacke Diong, F/C, UNLV*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Nojel Eastern, G, Howard

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Tyson Etienne, G, Wichita State*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Biram Faye, C, Senegal

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Trent Frazier, G, Illinois

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Dawson Garcia, F, Marquette*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Alan Griffin, F, Syracuse

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Quincy Guerrier, F, Syracuse

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Matt Haarms, C, BYU

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

Taveion Hollingsworth, G, Western Kentucky

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Feron Hunt, F, SMU

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Tristan Jarrett, G, Jackson State*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Damian Jefferson, F, Creighton

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Brandon Johnson, F, Minnesota*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Carlik Jones, G, Louisville

Draft range: Likely undrafted

DeVante Jones, G, Coastal Carolina*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Balsa Koprivica, C, Florida State

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Kur Kuath, F, Oklahoma*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

AJ Lawson, G, South Carolina

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Remy Martin, G, Arizona State

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Josh Mballa, F, Buffalo*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

JaQuori McLaughlin, G, UCSB*

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

Davion Mintz, G, Kentucky*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Matt Mitchell, F, San Diego State

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Steffon Mitchell, F, Boston College

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Isiah Mobley, F, USC*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Alex Morales, G, Wagner*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Daryl Morsell, G, Maryland

Draft range: Likely undrafted

RJ Nembhard, G, TCU*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Jamorko Pickett, F, Georgetown

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Alfonso Plummer, G, Utah*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Courtney Ramey, G, Texas*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Antonio Reeves, G, Illinois State*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Cody Riley, F, UCLA*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Orlando Robinson, F/C, Fresno State*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Damion Rosser, G, New Orleans

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Kevin Samuel, C, TCU*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Oliver Sarr, F, Kentucky

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Jaden Shackleford, G, Alabama*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Taz Sherman, G, West Virginia

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Jericho Sims, F, Texas*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Javonte Smart, G, LSU*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Justin Smith, F, Arkansas

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Malachi Smith, G, UTC*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Mike Smith, G, Michigan

Draft range: Likely undrafted

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

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Shamiel Stevenson, G, Nebraska

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Deon Stroud, G, Fresno State*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Anthony Tarke, G, Coppin State

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Terry Taylor, F, Ausin Peay

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Bojan Tomasevic, F, Serbia

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Clyde Trapp, G, Clemson*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Chandler Vaudrin, G, Winthrop

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Mark Vital, F, Baylor*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

CJ Walker, G, Ohio State

Draft range: Likely undrafted

C.J. Walker, F, UCF*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

MJ Walker, G, Florida State

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Duane Washington, G, Ohio State*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Romeo Weems, F, DePaul

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Sahvir Wheeler, G, Georgia*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Eric Williams Jr, F, Oregon*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Keith Williams, G, Cincinnati

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Trevion Williams, F, Purdue*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Isaiah Wong, G, Miami*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Jacob Young, G, Rutgers*

Draft range: Likely undrafted

OUT

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

Avery Anderson III, G, Ok State

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Buddy Boeheim, SG, Syracuse

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Allen Flanigan, F, Auburn

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Trayce Jackson-Davis, F, Indiana

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Josiah-Jordan James, SG, Tennessee

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Keyonte Johnson, G/F, Florida

Draft range: 30-60

Taevion Kinsey, SG, Marshall

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Bennedict Mathurin, F, Arizona

Draft range: 30-50

Keegan Murray, F, Iowa

Draft range: 40-undrafted

Drew Timme, C, Gonzaga

Draft range: Likely undrafted

Jabari Walker, F, Colorado

Draft range: 40-undrafted

NOTE: Kentucky’s Terrence Clarke also declared for the 2021 NBA Draft, but tragically passed away in a car accident on 4/22.