An Alabama men's basketball player is testing the NBA draft waters.
Crimson Tide wing Tevin Mack has submitted the necessary paperwork and is expected to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft, 247Sports' Evan Daniels first reported. Mack will not hire an agent, however, therefore maintaining his amateurism and will have until the May 29 deadline to decide whether to remain in the NBA draft or return to the Crimson Tide for the 2019-20 season.
Though, there is a new NCAA rule that allows college basketball players to be represented by NBPA-certified agents beginning after any season. The agreements with said agents must be in writing and must be terminated before the student-athlete enrolls or returns to their school.
The NBA Draft Combine is May 14-19, and invited players will receive valuable feedback from NBA teams. Former Alabama forward Braxton Key did this, too, in 2017 before returning to Tuscaloosa, Ala.