Cassius Winston was a senior at Michigan State. Udoka Azubuike was a senior at Kansas. Payton Pritchard was a senior at Kansas.
LaMelo Ball and R.J. Hampton – as old-enough American-born players who completed professional contracts outside the NBA – were automatically eligible.
Otherwise, practically every first-round prospect had to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft.
The NBA allows players to withdraw until 10 days before the draft (whenever that will be). The NCAA typically has an earlier withdrawal deadline for maintaining eligibility, though everything is in flux amid the coronavirus pandemic.
For now, here are all 205 early entrants (163 players from the American system and 42 international players):
Tulane guard Teshaun Hightower, who announced he was declaring for the draft and was since charged with murder, was not included.
19-year-old Argentinian forward Leandro Bolmaro has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft per AS.com. Bolmaro has spent the last two seasons with Barcelona in Spain. He played for Barcelona’s second club, Barcelona II, in 2018-19 and split time between the main club and second club this season.
The 6’7’’ Bolmaro is rated as a late first round pick by most draft analysts. Bolmaro is a solid scorer and playmaker. He was a much-improved shooter in this second season in the Barcelona system.
Bolmaro has a good nose for the ball, as he averaged over a steal per game in each of the last two seasons. He’ll need to improve his strength to compete at the NBA level. That will allow him to defend NBA players and to be a competitive rebounder.
Some teams view Bolmaro as a player who could be a “draft and stash” candidate. He won’t turn 20 years old until just before the start of the 2020-21 season. With Bolmaro needing to add strength and being relatively inexperienced on the highest levels in Europe, he could spend another season or two overseas.