Ohio State center Kaleb Wesson has entered his name for consideration in the 2019 NBA draft, but he's still eligible to return to play for the Buckeyes next season, Chris Holtmann announced Wednesday at his end-of-season press conference.
"I fully support him in going through this process, and we're going to walk through it with him," Holtmann said Wednesday.
A player is allowed to enter the NBA draft and still retain his collegiate eligibility if he withdraws his name from consideration prior to the draft or goes undrafted. Under new NBA draft rules, players are allowed to consult with a NCAA-certified agent and go through the draft process and remain eligible to play collegiately, but must cease working with that agent if they choose to return to school.
Wesson, who would be a junior next year, has two remaining seasons of eligibility at Ohio State. He led Ohio State with 14.6 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game this past season, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition while leading the Buckeyes to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.