With Sunday's deadline to declare for the draft having passed, there hasn't been an official announcement as to whether junior forward Marcus Lee or freshman guard Isaiah Briscoe were officially in the draft, though they were expected to be.
Now, the official list of every early-entrant to the 2016 NBA Draft is out, and both Lee and Briscoe are on it, per ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
And no, John Calipari didn’t have every Kentucky guy put its name in: The UK guys on the list are Murray, Ulis, Skal, Lee and Briscoe.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 26, 2016
That means they're still officially in the draft and eligible for an invite to the NBA Draft Combine, though with so many players declared, it's untelling if they'll get said invite.
Also on the official list are sophomore guard Tyler Ulis, freshman forward Skal Labissiere and freshman guard Jamal Murray, all of whom have signed with agents and are no longer eligible to return to college.
April 24th was the deadline for underclassman to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft, and it was no real surprise Lee and Briscoe waited until the very end to make their final decisions. Neither Lee nor Briscoe are projected to be drafted if they remain in the draft past the May 24 deadline to withdraw their names and retain college eligibility.
But this is a players-first program and John Calipari wanted both guys to at least get invited to the NBA Draft Combine and hear directly from scouts, coaches and executives about how they project as NBA prospects, where/if they'll be drafted and what they need to improve on to enhance their draft stock for the following year's draft.
One other surprise is LSU freshman Antonio Blakeney, who is on the list after previously announcing he would return for his sophomore season.
LSU freshman Antonio Blakeney’s name is on the official NBA early entry list.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 26, 2016