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Kopp among Big Ten players on NBA Draft early entrant list

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Northwestern transfer likely seeking feedback on his game from NBA power brokers

NCAA Basketball: Indiana at Northwestern David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Before he dons an Indiana uniform for the first time, Northwestern transfer Miller Kopp will seek feedback on his game from decision makers at basketball’s highest level.

Kopp is one of 296 college players who have filed as early entry candidates for the 2021 NBA Draft, a process that allows prospects to receive direct input from NBA scouts and executives. It’s likely that Kopp, who has two seasons of eligibility remaining, will withdraw his name from the pool of draftable players before the July 7 deadline to retain eligibility.

In Bloomington, Kopp is poised to occupy a meaningful role during new coach Mike Woodson’s first season. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 9.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists over his three seasons with the Wildcats, while shooting 36% from beyond the arc.

He’s one of 21 Big Ten players to apply for early entry. Here’s the full list of players from the conference:

  • Eric Ayala, Maryland
  • Geo Baker, Rutgers
  • Dalano Banton, Nebraska
  • Giori Bezhanishvili, Illinois
  • Izaiah Brockington, Penn State
  • Chaundee Brown, Michigan
  • Marcuss Carr, Minnesota
  • Kofi Cockburn, Illinois
  • Hunter Dickinson, Michigan
  • Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois
  • Aleem Ford, Wisconsin
  • Luka Garza, Iowa
  • Aaron Henry, Michigan State
  • Miller Kopp, Indiana
  • E.J. Liddell, Ohio State
  • Isaiah Livers, Michigan
  • Micah Potter, Wisconsin
  • Nate Reuvers, Wisconsin
  • Mike Smith, Michigan
  • D’Mitrik Trice, Wisconsin
  • Franz Wagner, Michigan
  • Duane Washington Jr., Ohio State
  • Joe Wieskamp, Iowa
  • Aaron Wiggins, Maryland
  • Trevion Williams, Purdue
  • Jacob Young, Rutgers