Add BeeJay Anya to the lengthy list of underclassmen taking advantage of the NCAA's new rules regarding the NBA Draft. Anya has submitted his name for feedback but will not hire an agent, and barring something highly unusual, he'll be back in an NC State uniform next season.
He said as much the the N&O's Joe Giglio.
BeeJay Anya, who entered the NBA draft but did not hire an agent: "l just want to take advantage of the new rule while I can."— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) April 27, 2016
And more from Anya: "I fully expect to be returning to school for my senior year."— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) April 27, 2016
The NCAA pushed the deadline for a decision back more than a month in 2016 (this year the deadline to withdraw is May 25), and allows kids who've declared both to participate in the NBA combine and work out with NBA teams without losing their eligibility. (So long, as always, that they do not hire an agent.)
Players have nothing to lose by taking advantage of this, since they can get valuable feedback at no cost to their college eligibility. This is Anya's one and only opportunity to take advantage of this more player-friendly NCAA rule, so why not?