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Full list of Big Ten early entrants for 2022 NBA Draft

Article written by:On3 imageJames Fletcher III

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As the deadline for early entrants to enter their name in the 2022 NBA Draft has come and gone, the field of available players has now taken shape with big names from the Big Ten to international leagues. Although new NIL legislation and the transfer portal led some prospects back to school for another year, many still opted to test the professional waters.

While some of these athletes retained their college eligibility and will be given the option to return to school for another season before the June deadline, others have foregone that with their eyes set on playing in the NBA.

The Big Ten brings multiple highly touted prospects into the 2022 NBA Draft, including Purdue sophomore Jaden Ivey, Iowa sophomore Keegan Murray and Wisconsin sophomore Johnny Davis.

Purdue leads the way in the Big Ten with four early entrants each. They are followed by a large group with three entrants, including Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State and Rutgers. Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State produced two prospects. Indiana, Maryland, Northwestern and Wisconsin each had one entry.

While it remains to be seen how many withdraw or how many go in the first round, the conference stands out as one of the most talented from the last season thanks to these players who now look to show off their skills at the next level.

For the full list of early entrants, check out the NBA’s press release here.

2022 NBA Draft entries

Illinois

Kofi Cockburn, C, Jr.

Jacob Grandison, G, Sr.

Austin Hutcherson, G, Jr.

Indiana

Trayce Jackson-Davis, F, Jr.

Iowa

Keegan Murray, F, So.

Kris Murray, F, So.

Maryland

Eric Ayala, G, Sr.

Michigan

Moussa Diabate, F, Fr.

Caleb Houstan, F, Fr.

DeVante’ Jones, G, Sr.

Michigan State

Marcus Bingham Jr, C, Sr.

Gabe Brown, F, Sr.

Max Christie, G, Fr.

Nebraska

Bryce McGowens, G, Fr.

Trey McGowens, G, Sr.

Northwestern

Pete Nance, F, Sr.

Ohio State

Malaki Branham, G, Fr.

EJ Liddell, F, Jr.

Purdue

Eric Hunter Jr, G, Sr.

Jaden Ivey, G, So.

Sasha Stefanovic, G, Sr.

Trevion Williams, C, Sr.

Rutgers

Ron Harper Jr, F, Sr.

Jaden Jones, F, Fr.

Caleb McConnell, G, Sr.

Wisconsin

Johnny Davis, G, So.