Not knowing very much about the NBA Draft, I decided to find out when the deadline is for Scottie Reynolds to withdraw from consideration, without losing his eligibility for his senior season at Villanova.
All of the following information is from the NBA calendar... and you can also check the Wikipedia entry... Here are the three key deadlines and dates, specific to the situation for Villanova fans:
- Sunday, April 26, 11:59 EDT - The deadline for Reynolds to declare himself eligible for the draft, since he still has one year of NCAA eligibility remaining. Which is why he announced his decision, this week...
- Monday, June 15, 5:00 EDT - The deadline for Reynolds to announce that he is withdrawing from draft consideration. He is permitted to do so, since he has not withdrawn from a previous draft (i.e., you only get one opportunity to "test the waters"), and if he has not signed with an agent. But should that deadline pass, Reynolds loses his eligibility, regardless of whether he signs with an agent and/or he is actually drafted.
- Thursday, June 25 - The 2009 NBA Draft at Madison Square Garden in New York City.