What will Dosunmu decide to do?

What will Dosunmu decide to do?

Illinois waits to see whether standout Ayo Dosunmu comes back or declares for the NBA draft. Beat writer SCOTT RICHEY weighs in on four key dates that could play a role in the freshman's future:

April 21

Dosunmu, like other non-seniors, has until 9:59 p.m. on this Sunday to decide whether he'll put his name in the NBA draft as an early entrant. There's absolutely zero downside in doing so. It kickstarts the pre-draft process where players start to get some real feedback on what their chances are to be among the 60 draft picks come June.

May 14-19

Prospective NBA draft picks will again head to Chicago for six days, but it's invite only. Approximately 60 players will have the opportunity to go through the athletic testing, physical measurements, skill drills, interviews and five-on-five live basketball action. It all matters, and the players' draft status can either get a positive boost or take a hit.

June 10

Time to make a decision. The combine is a bit shy of a month in the past, and teams have used the interim period to continue holding individual or group workouts and conduct more interviews. Potential early entrants like Dosunmu have until 4 p.m. on this Monday to decide to either stay in the draft or pull their name and head back to college.

June 20

This one's totally dependent on the decision Dosunmu might make 10 days prior. This year's NBA draft is back at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., for a seventh straight season. If Dosunmu stays in the draft, his competition at point guard is deep with the likes of Ja Morant, Coby White, Darius Garland, Ashton Hagans and Tre Jones to name just a few.