Hundreds of college players and multiple overseas prospects have already declared for the NBA draft.
The NBA draft only has two rounds with 30 picks apiece. So, only 60 of these prospects will actually be selected in the 2018 NBA draft. Certainly worth a shot if you think you have even an outside chance.
Draft time is also excellent for getting yourself in front of NBA teams and scouts, as they will host workouts and combines. There is also the Summer league, so even if you are not a lottery pick in the draft, you can be invited to play and test your skills against NBA or near-NBA level talent.
Players like Villanova's Donte Divincenzo's draft NBA draft stock will never be higher, so stay heads up for some big names declaring sooner than later.
As mentioned, hundreds of hopefuls have already declared. There are likely more to keep popping up in the coming weeks. The 2018 draft is not until June, so this is not a draft preview. Now is just the time for players to put themselves on the map. Let's check out some of the top prospects from ESPN's top 100.
Top 100 underclassmen or internationals who have declared for the draft and foregone college eligibility.
Top 100 Prospects: In
PLAYER, YEAR, TEAM, HT, POS
Deandre Ayton, Freshman, Arizona, 7-0, C
Jaren Jackson Jr., Freshman, Michigan St., 6-11, PF/C
Marvin Bagley III, Freshman, Duke, 6-11, PF/C
Mohamed Bamba, Freshman, Texas, 7-0, C
Michael Porter Jr., Freshman, Missouri, 6-10, SF/PF
Trae Young, Freshman, Oklahoma, 6-2, PG
Collin Sexton, Freshman, Alabama, 6-2, PG
Miles Bridges, Sophomore, Michigan St., 6-6, SF/PF
Robert Williams, Sophomore, Texas A&M, 6-10, C
Kevin Knox, Freshman, Kentucky, 6-9, SF/PF
Lonnie Walker IV, Freshman, Miami FL, 6-4, SG
Mitchell Robinson, Freshman, None, 6-11, C
Keita Bates-Diop, Junior, Ohio St, 6-7, PF
Aaron Holiday, Junior, UCLA, 6-1, PG
Troy Brown, Freshman, Oregon, 6-7, SG
Anfernee Simons, HS Senior, IMG Academy, 6-4, SG
De'Anthony Melton, Junior, USC, 6-3, PG/SG
Shake Milton, Junior, SMU, 6-6, PG/SG
Chimezie Metu, Junior, USC, 6-10, PF/C
Justin Jackson, Sophomore, Maryland, 6-7, SF/PF
Landry Shamet, Sophomore, Wichita St., 6-4, PG
Malik Newman, Sophomore, Kansas, 6-4, PG/SG
Tony Carr, Sophomore, Penn St., 6-3, PG
Trevon Duval, Freshman, Duke, 6-3, PG
Ray Spalding, Junior, Louisville, 6-10, PF
Brandon McCoy, Freshman, UNLV, 6-11, C
Rawle Alkins, Sophomore, Arizona, 6-5, SG
Allonzo Trier, Junior, Arizona, 6-5, SG
Billy Preston, Freshman, Igokea, 6-10, PF
Matur Maker, International, Mississauga Prep, 6-10, C
Top 100 underclassmen who have declared for the draft but can still withdraw.
Top 100 Prospects: Testing
PLAYER, YEAR, TEAM, HT, POS
Zhaire Smith, Freshman, Texas Tech, 6-5, SF
Jacob Evans, Junior, Cincinnati, 6-6, SG/SF
Bruce Brown, Sophomore, Miami FL, 6-3, SG
Melvin Frazier, Junior, Tulane, 6-6, SF
Jontay Porter, Freshman, Missouri, 6-10, C
Jerome Robinson, Junior, Boston College, 6-5, PG
Jalen Hudson, Junior, Florida, 6-5, SG
PJ Washington, Freshman, Kentucky, 6-8, PF
Josh Okogie, Sophomore, Georgia Tech, 6-4, SG
Jarrey Foster, Junior, SMU, 6-6, SG
Shamorie Ponds, Sophomore, St. John's, 6-1, PG
Sagaba Konate, Sophomore, West Virginia, 6-8, C
Kerwin Roach, Junior, Texas, 6-3, SG
Kris Wilkes, Freshman, UCLA, 6-7, SF/PF
Carsen Edwards, Sophomore, Purdue, 6-0, PG
Issuf Sanon, International, Olimpija Ljubljana, 6-4, PG/SG
Lindell Wigginton, Freshman, Iowa St., 6-2, PG
Kostas Antetokounmpo, Freshman, Dayton, 6-10, SF
Ethan Happ, Junior, Wisconsin, 6-10, PF/C
Terence Davis, Junior, Mississippi, 6-4, SG
Cody Martin, Junior, Nevada, 6-7, SF
William McDowell-White, International, Bamberg, 6-5, PG
Caleb Martin, Junior, Nevada, 6-7, SF
And more! ESPN has a comprehensive list of the undecided players and player that are automatically eligible due to being seniors.
There are still plenty of undecided players, such as Villanova's DiVincenzo and Mikal Bridges. A few noteworth seniors that have yet to officially declare are Duke's Grayson Allen and Missouri State's Alize Johnson. The most notable prospect outside of the top 100 has to be LiAngelo Ball, who is currently playing in Lithuania.
These list are of course subject to change. The Basketball Movement will do its best to stay on top of player movement at all levels going forward. Stay tuned!