Which Big 12 Underclassmen Will Stay in the NBA Draft?
The NBA Draft deadline for early entrants has arrived and with the deadline's arrival comes lots of news. There are several early entrants that have made the decision to either stay in the draft for a shot at the big time or return to school for another season.
There are a few no doubters like Jarrett Culver and Jaxon Hayes from Texas that are definitely getting drafted and are potential lottery picks.
The next tier of prospects include Iowa State's Talen Horton-Tucker, Lindell Wigginton and Cameron Lard who are all staying in the NBA Draft. West Virginia's Sagaba Konate and TCU's Kouat Noi both elect to stay in draft as well.
The Culver and Hayes names aren't surprises, but Iowa State losing Horton-Tucker and Lard is a really big loss for that program who also lose Wiggington who was also a potential transfer. West Virginia has already played a season without Konate but that is still a bit loss as well.
The most surprising name here to me though is Kouat Noi who annouced his decision seemingly out of nowhere after a decent season.
TCU had two elect to return to school after testing the NBA draft waters as both Kevin Samuel and Desmond Bane will don the purple for TCU once more.
Also after he was cleared to play again the Jayhawk's Silvio De Sousa will return to Kansas to play another season along side Dok Azubuike. The Jayhawks are still awaiting the decisions of Devon Dotson and Quentin Grimes who have both declared.
The final undecided Big 12 player is Xavier Sneed from Kansas State who needs to decide today whether he will return to Manhattan or leave to the NBA.