Florida Gators basketball star, Will Richard, announces his decision to enter the 2024 NBA Draft while keeping his collegiate eligibility, joining teammate Walter Clayton Jr. in testing the NBA waters.

By the Numbers
  • Will Richard started in 35 out of 36 games this season for the Florida Gators.
  • Richard has averaged 10.9 points per game over two years at Florida, with consistent three-point shooting.
Yes, But

The deadline for early entrants to withdraw from the NBA Draft is June 16, ten days before the draft begins, allowing players to return to college if desired.

State of Play
  • Both Will Richard and Walter Clayton Jr. have the option to return to the University of Florida if they withdraw from the NBA Draft, entering their final year of eligibility if they choose to do so.
What's Next

Richard and Clayton Jr. will await feedback from NBA teams before making a final decision on whether to stay in the draft or return to college.

Bottom Line

Florida Gators' Will Richard and Walter Clayton Jr. are set to test the NBA waters while preserving their college eligibility, offering the team flexibility for the upcoming season.