As expected, Arkansas announced Tuesday morning that All-SEC center Moses Kingsley is declaring for the NBA Draft, and will not hire an agent.
For those unaware, the NCAA changed their rules regarding basketball players' opportunities to test the NBA waters and return to school this year. Players can now workout for NBA teams and even participate in the NBA Draft Combine if invited, and they can still return to school if they choose as long as they don't hire an agent. The deadline to withdraw and come back to the Razorbacks for his senior year is May 25th.
This will likely become a more and more routine thing for college basketball players under these rules. Kentucky coach John Calipari said he would tell every player on his team, including the walk-ons, to declare for the draft just to get feedback.
Kingsley, as of now, is not appearing on NBA Draft projection boards, so many believe he will still return to school. It's obviously not guaranteed yet, and won't be until we learn more about his status - particularly whether or not he earns a Combine invite - and it could stretch into late May.
This does put coaches around the country in an awkward position regarding recruiting. The late signing period begins this week and will be over before the 25th of May. It remains to be seen how coaches will handle the uncertainty surrounding all of these players.
Kingsley's return obviously will have a major impact on the Razorbacks next season. He remains easily the most viable offensive player in the frontcourt and was an All-SEC Defensive team member last season.