NCAA sets deadline to withdraw from 2020 NBA draft


- Men's basketball student-athletes will have until 10 days after the NBA draft combine or Aug. 3, whichever comes first, to withdraw from the postponed 2020 NBA draft and retain their eligibility. Due to the uncertainty of the NBA's pre-draft process brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division I Men's Basketball Oversight Committee decided Aug. 3 allows a reasonable amount of time for all men's basketball student-athletes to make a choice about starting a professional career. This option provides student-athletes up to two months beyond the original withdrawal date of June 3 to decide. The goal of the decision is to match the intent of the current rule, which offers players the opportunity