Over 280 college and international basketball players have signed up for the 2022 NBA Draft even if only 58 selections will be made in June. Many of these early entrants will choose to opt out of the draft and return (or enroll) to college, but not before they get a feel for where they stand with professional scouting.
A good indicator of his draft stock is being invited to the NBA Draft Combine, which was the case for the three Arizona players currently in the draft.
wings Benoit Mathurin and Dalen Terry and center Christian Koloko are among 76 players who have accepted invitations to the combine, scheduled for May 18-20 in Chicago.
Mathurin and Koloko have signed with agents and have therefore ended their college careers, with both likely to be drafted – Mathurin is a projected lottery pick, while Koloko could go late in the first round or early in the second round . Terry has the option of returning to school, having maintained his college eligibility as long as he retires from the draft by June 1.
If Terry returned, that would give Arizona nine scholarship players for the 2022-23 season, with four spots up for grabs. The Wildcats have signed two prep players and are likely to add from the NCAA transfer portal.