Aaron Henry has declared for the NBA Draft, but (deeeeeeep breath, everyone) is keeping his college eligibility.
In a somewhat new rule, college basketball players can enter their name in the draft, get feedback from the league and still return to school the following season.
Michigan State sophomore Aaron Henry has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft, a source told ESPN. Henry will maintain his NCAA eligibility while testing the waters for now.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 27, 2020
Henry is one of those player with pro basketball aspirations that is taking advantage of the free feedback and, really, why not? A free diagnostic report on what you need to work on to move up draft charts and stick on a NBA team? That sounds like a no-brainer to anyone with basketball aspirations.
HOWEVER, with that said, there of course is always the chance Henry will stay in the NBA Draft. The rising junior forward saw his workload increase in his sophomore season, averaging 29 minutes a game and throwing up 10 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in MSU’s third-straight Big Ten title-winning season.
The conversation if Henry leaves will happen if he does leave. It won’t be good news for MSU, simply put. However, right now, he’s getting feedback from the league and is leaving a return to East Lansing wide open.