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Marcus Sasser and Fabian White Jr decide to return to UH; withdraw from 2021 NBA Draft

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POSTED: June 12, 2021 -- 3:51 p.m. CT

POSTED: June 12, 2021 -- 11:33 a.m. CT

On June 1, the NBA announced that 353 players -- 296 players from colleges and other educational institutions and 57 international players -- filed as early entry candidates for the 2021 NBA Draft.

Houston guard Marcus Sasser and forward Fabian White Jr. were on the list.

June 10, CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein tweeted Sasser and White have both decided to return to the University of Houston.

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Marcus and Fabian did their due diligence and obtained information from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee and learned what NBA team executives think of their pro / NBA potential.

The feedback from the Undergraduate Advisory Committee is provided in writing and it's delivered to the student-athlete and his head college coach via email. Feedback will be based on the professional judgment of the Undergraduate Advisory Committee and highlight whether the student-athlete is likely to be:

The NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee is composed of NBA team executives who will provide a confidential projection of a potential draftee's likely draft position.

The NBA began providing the initial round of written feedback to UAC applicants on April 1, 2021.

Players who have applied for early entry have the right to withdraw their names from consideration for the Draft by notifying the NBA of their decision in writing no later than 4 p.m. CT on Monday, July 19. Under NCAA rules, in order to retain college basketball eligibility, college players who have entered NBA Draft 2021 must withdraw by Wednesday, July 7.

Any college underclassman who seeks information from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee must apply in writing for an evaluation after the conclusion of his team's college season (including all tournament games) but not later than 10 days prior to the NBA's early entry deadline (i.e., the NBA's early entry deadline is 60 days prior to the NBA Draft).

A student-athlete who wishes to remove his name from the NBA Draft AND maintain NCAA eligibility must submit a letter to the NBA no later than 10 days after the conclusion of the 2021 NBA Draft Combine which is scheduled to end June 27, 2021; therefore, the July 7, 2021, NCAA Early Entry Withdrawal deadline.

The 2021 NBA Draft is set to take place July 29, 2021.

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