SALT LAKE CITY — Two players from last season’s Utah Utes — Donnie Tillman and Jayce Johnson — have filed as early entry candidates for the upcoming NBA draft. The two are among 233 players (175 from colleges) to do so.
Players are allowed to be evaluated and can maintain their NCAA eligibility by withdrawing their names from draft consideration by May 29.
Utah’s Sedrick Barefield went through the process last season.6 comments on this story
Tillman, a 6-foot-7 forward, was named Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year after averaging 10.5 points and five rebounds as a sophomore last season.
Johnson, a 7-foot center, averaged 7.1 points and 7.7 rebounds as a junior. He has since entered the NCAA transfer portal. The Omaha World-Herald is reporting that Johnson is making an official visit to Nebraska this weekend. He could be immediately eligible as a graduate transfer.
Locally, BYU’s Yoeli Childs, Weber State’s Jerrick Harding, and Utah State’s Neemias Queta are also early entry draft candidates.