Underclassmen who have not signed with an agent have until Wednesday to withdraw their names from the NBA Draft if they want to retain their college eligibility. That means it’s just about commitment time for Omer Yurtseven (and maybe Ted Kapita?), who has yet to make a choice but clearly seems to want a reason to stay in the draft.
Yurtseven has worked out for multiple NBA teams, including the Knicks and Nets, in addition to participating in the annual NBA Combine. Yurtseven played reasonably well at the Combine, but he may need a guarantee from a team that it will select him if he’s to stay in the draft.
Kapita’s situation is murkier; after Jeff Goodman’s initial report that Kapita planned to sign with an agent and turn pro, there has been no additional news on the subject. Which does not mean anything has changed since that report, but I figured we’d have heard something by now.
All the mystery will be over soon enough.