Canadian guard Karim Mane has submitted paperwork to the league office to make himself eligible for the 2020 NBA draft, he told ESPN on Thursday.
“I sent in my paperwork, but I am keeping my options open as far as college,” Mane told ESPN. “I am not planning on hiring an agent right now. I want to hear directly from teams. If I can get a guarantee I’ll be drafted, I will probably need to think about staying in.”
Mane, the No. 2 prospect in ESPN’s international rankings for 2000-born players, had a breakout showing at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Greece last summer, solidifying himself as one of the top long-term prospects at the event. He is eligible for the draft as an international player who satisfies the NBA’s age requirement, having turned 19 last May.