Seton Hall star guard Isaiah Whitehead officially announced his intention to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft today without the hiring of an agent.
Will Be Entering The 2016 NBA Draft But Will Not Sign With An Agent ❗️
— Isaiah Whitehead (@IsaiahW_15) March 30, 2016
While this is nothing new — Isaiah indicated he’d do this within hours of losing to Gonzaga — it’s an official declaration that has to be done within 60 days of the draft on June 23rd and confirms that he won’t be hiring an agent, keeping the possibility of a return to South Orange alive.
Zach Braziller of the New York Post has reported that Whitehead will train at Impact Academy in Las Vegas and take online classes at Seton Hall over the next few weeks in preparation for the one workout per NBA team that he is allowed starting on April 25th.
Isaiah will be eligible to work out with NBA franchises from April 25th onward during the two weeks prior to the NBA Draft Combine, which spans from May 11-15th in Chicago. If Whitehead is invited, that would indicate that he is a lot more likely to leave. If he’s not, then a return to Seton Hall would be advised.
Per the NCAA, if Whitehead is invited to the combine “he will be allowed to work out with his college coaches from the time he receives his invitation until he withdraws from the draft. Workouts will be kept to the in-season limit of four hours a day for up to 20 hours per week.”
A little over 60 athletes were invited to the combine last year.
After the combine concludes on May 15th, early draft entrants like Whitehead have 10 days (May 25th) to remove their names from the draft, else they would be locked in.