One more year, or NBA draft? Big Ten underclassmen make it official

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One more year, or NBA draft? Big Ten underclassmen make it official

Wednesday was the deadline for underclassmen to withdraw their name from the 2016 NBA Draft.

Entering the final day, Iowa’s Peter Jok (staying), Maryland’s Robert Carter Jr. (going), Michigan State’s Deyonta Davis (going), Ohio State’s Trevor Thompson (staying), Purdue’s Vincent Edwards (staying) and Rutgers’ Corey Sanders (staying) had already announced their future plans.

Indiana’s James Blackmon Jr. and Troy Williams, Maryland’s Melo Trimble, Nebraska’s Andrew White III, Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan and Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes, however, waited until the final hours to make their decisions.

Here’s a look at who’s returning, and who’s headed to the pros.


Wisconsin senior forward Nigel Hayes

Indiana junior guard James Blackmon Jr.

Maryland junior guard Melo Trimble

Purdue sophomore forward Caleb Swanigan

Nebraska senior guard Andrew White III



Indiana junior forward Troy Williams


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