The NBA announced that 283 players have declared as early entry candidate for the 2022 NBA Draft. This includes 247 college players and 36 under-22 international players.
NCAA players have until June 1 to withdraw from the draft and maintain their NCAA eligibility. All others have until 5:00 PM ET on June 13 to withdraw.
The number of early entry candidates the past two years has been somewhat inflated. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA has granted all players additional eligibility. Because of this, seniors who are normally auto-eligible for the draft must declare as early entry candidates.
The 2022 NBA Draft is on June 23.