Anfernee Simons, a consensus top-10 recruit in the 2018 high school class, is strongly considering entering his name in the upcoming NBA draft, he informed ESPN this weekend.

Simons is currently doing a post-graduate year, or fifth season of high school, at IMG Academy in Florida. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard reclassified from his original class following his sophomore year.

Simons graduated high school last year, according to his prep school coach, John Mahoney, and will turn 19 in June, thus satisfying the NBA requirements to be eligible for the 2018 draft.

"Some people have brought it to my attention," Simons told ESPN during an interview in Connecticut, where his team was participating in the National Prep Showcase. "As long as the opportunity is there, I will do it.

"I can see myself going to the NBA combine, if I have enough teams to actually invite me or recommend me for the combine and enough teams want to bring me for workouts. I really need to hit the weight room hard and get a little stronger."

The word about Simons' potential eligibility for the upcoming draft is spreading in NBA circles, and six teams sent scouts or executives to evaluate him in two games this weekend.