NCAA extends deadline to pull out of NBA draft

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The NCAA introduced Wednesday that it has prolonged indefinitely the deadline for school basketball gamers to withdraw from the NBA draft and retain their faculty eligibility amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The deadline was June 3, however Dan Gavitt, the NCAA’s senior vice chairman of basketball, mentioned in an announcement that will probably be prolonged “with the well being and well-being of our student-athletes in thoughts, together with their capacity to take advantage of knowledgeable selections throughout this unsure time.”

Gavitt mentioned in his assertion {that a} new withdrawal date shall be set as soon as the league determines a timeline for the 2020 pre-draft course of.

The NBA has already postponed the draft combine, which gives potential draftees the opportunity to work out for teams in a group setting. The traditional deadline for withdrawing from the draft and maintaining college eligibility is 10 days after the combine.

On May 1, the NBA board of governors voted to postpone the combine and the draft lottery, both set for May in Chicago. The league hasn’t yet voted to delay the NBA draft set for June 25, but there is an increasing belief that it’s just a matter of time before that happens, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The league is still working on a plan for a potential resumption of play this season.

The NBA’s deadline for withdrawing from the draft and maintaining draft eligibility is currently set for June 15. That deadline is largely for international players.

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