Jason Preston of Ohio University will remain in the 2021 NBA draft and sign with drew Gross of Roc Nation Sports.

Preston is No. 43 on ESPN's Top 100 and could end up being draft in the first round.

Preston's declaration for the draft culminates an improbable journey from bench-warming high school player, to aspiring sportswriter, to the architect of Ohio's NCAA tournament upset of No. 4 seed Virginia in March.