clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2014 NBA Draft: Tracking who's in, who's out

Players had until April 27 to declare themselves for the draft.

Andy Lyons

Now that March Madness has safely been laid to rest, it is time for the college basketball world to turn to a much different sort of madness - the NBA Draft.

College players and international players had until April 27 to declare themselves eligible for the draft. The NCAA's deadline was April 15, but as long as players haven't declared before then, they can still decide whether to leave of come back after that date.

Because of the NCAA rule that doesn't allow withdrawals after the 15th, it makes it tough for a lot of players to try and determine where they will end up on draft boards. Players who are projected lottery picks don't have to declare anything until the NBA date, at which point it doesn't matter because college eligibility doesn't mean much when you are NBA-bound. For players who sit projected in the mid-to-late-second round, it makes the decision that much tougher.

Here are the players who have already declared or those most likely to enter into the NBA draft, according to Chad Ford with ESPN, alongside where they are projected to land according to the latest mock draft from Draft Express.

Heading to the big stage
player position class college projected
Jordan Adams guard sophomore UCLA late first
Kyle Anderson forward sophomore UCLA mid first
Isaiah Austin center sophomore Baylor early second
Khem Birch forward junior UNLV late second
Sim Bhullar center sophomore New Mexico State undrafted
Jabari Brown guard sophomore Missouri mid second
Jahii Carson guard sophomore Arizona State early second
Semaj Christon point guard sophomore Xavier mid second
Jordan Clarkson guard junior Missouri mid second
DeAndre Daniels forward junior Connecticut late first
Spencer Dinwiddie guard junior Colorado mid second
Joel Embiid center freshman Kansas lottery pick
Tyler Ennis point guard freshman Syracuse mid first
Aaron Gordon forward freshman Arizona lottery pick
Jerami Grant forward sophomore Syracuse mid first
Gary Harris guard sophomore Michigan State mid first
Rodney Hood forward sophomore Duke mid first
Nick Johnson guard junior Arizona mid second
Alex Kirk center junior New Mexico undrafted
Zach LaVine guard freshman UCLA late first
James Michael McAdoo forward junior North Carolina late second
K.J. McDaniels forward junior Clemson mid first
Mitch McGary forward sophomore Michigan early second
Eric Moreland forward junior Oregon State undrafted
Johnny O' Bryant forward junior LSU mid second
Jabari Parker forward freshman Duke lottery pick
Elfrid Payton guard junior Louisiana-Lafayette late first
Julius Randle forward freshman Kentucky lottery pick
Glenn Robinson III forward sophomore Michigan early second
LaQuinton Ross forward junior Ohio State mid second
JaKarr Sampson forward sophomore St. John's undrafted
Marcus Smart guard sophomore Oklahoma State lottery pick
Roscoe Smith forward junior UNLV undrafted
Nik Stauskas guard sophomore Michigan mid first
Jarnell Stokes forward junior Tennessee late second
Noah Vonleh forward freshman Indiana lottery pick
T.J. Warren forward sophomore North Carolina State mid first
Andrew Wiggins guard freshman Kansas lottery pick
James Young forward freshman Kentucky mid first

Every year there are players who forgo testing the waters of the NBA draft in an attempt to get another year of college ball to cement their spot on NBA radars. Last year, Marcus Smart was the big surprise when he returned to Oklahoma State despite his status as a likely lottery pick. There are a few big names who are coming back to the NCAA next season, and here is the list of guys who have officially announced they will return next year.

Heading back to college
Brandon Ashley forward sophomore Arizona
Ron Baker guard sophomore Wichita State
Ryan Boatright guard junior Connecticut
Willie Cauley-Stein center sophomore Kentucky
Branden Dawson forward junior Michigan State
Sam Dekker forward sophomore Wisconsin
A.J. Hammons center sophomore Purdue
Olivier Hanlan guard sophomore Boston College
Montrezl Harrell forward sophomore Louisville
Aaron Harrison guard freshman Kentucky
Andrew Harrison guard freshman Kentucky
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson forward freshman Arizona
R.J. Hunter guard freshman Georgia State
Brice Johnson forward sophomore North Carolina
Dakari Johnson center freshman Kentucky
Frank Kaminksy center junior Wisconsin
Jarell Martin forward freshman LSU
Jordan Mickey forward freshman LSU
Marcus Paige point guard sophomore North Carolina
Alex Poythress forward sophomore Kentucky
Wayne Selden guard freshman Kansas
Juwan Staten point guard sophomore North Carolina
Kaleb Tarczewski center sophomore Arizona
Chris Walker forward freshman Florida
Nigel Williams-Gross guard freshman Washington
Delon Wright guard junior Utah
Joseph Young guard junior Oregon