College players will reportedly get a second risk to test the NBA Draft waters.

When the NBA validated this morning that the draft was once set for October 16, they also delivered a new early entry deadline for August 17 and a withdrawal date for Oct. 6.

With this news, gamers who earlier elected now not to enter the NBA Draft will now have until Aug. 17 to revisit these selections and doubtlessly enter in the coming months.

A bit of a bombshell here. What this means is that college and worldwide gamers who had formerly elected NOT to enter the 2020 NBA draft now have till August seventeenth to revisit those decisions and doubtlessly enter now. News story coming.

— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 20, 2020

“The NBA’s early-entry deadline had been April 26, in anticipation of a June 25 draft, but in accordance to the CBA, players have the capacity to make themselves draft eligible through petioning the league in writing “at least sixty (60) days prior,”‘ ESPN’s report claims.

With Kentucky specifically, this is large news for Olivier Sarr and his quest for a waiver to play for UK in 2020-21.

Originally, Sarr’s waiver used to be based on Danny Manning’s firing at Wake Forest and the timing of the NBA’s previous early entry deadline. At the time, Manning – who talked Sarr into turning down the NBA and return for a senior marketing campaign – was fired right before the previous deadline. His prior argument was that he did not have ample time to weigh his draft options.

Now, the timeline for Sarr’s draft selection would if truth be told reset, taking away a key argument in his waiver request.

Will the NCAA thing in Sarr’s preceding argument and the timing of the unique request? Or will Kentucky have to go lower back to the drawing board?

Either way, matters just received a bit extra interesting.