In case you haven't heard, the NBA has a new rule this year that allows more players to test the waters before turning pro. In the past, once you declared for the draft, you couldn't return back to school. This year, the NBA will allow players to return to school as long as they don't hire an agent and withdraw before May 25, which is 10 days after the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago.
Yesterday, Dillon Brooks and Chris Boucher declared for the NBA Draft, but neither hired agents. Later that night, Oregon confirmed that Boucher would not be entering the draft. Boucher is enrolled for spring classes at the university. It was also confirmed by the school that Jordan Bell would be returning to the team as well.
Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey are still exploring their options, but both are also still enrolled at the university.
Last season, Brooks was Oregon's leading scorer, averaging 16.3 points per game, helping lead the Ducks to a school-record 31 wins and their first Elite Eight appearance since 2007. Chris Boucher was a key addition defensively, grabbing 7.4 rebounds per game and setting an Oregon single-season record with 106 blocks.
According to ESPN's Chad Ford, Boucher is the 63rd-best prospect available while Dorsey is the 175th-best prospect, obviously well outside of what would be considering a good ranking for entering the draft.