Jordan Haber will be among the very best young basketball players in the world on Thursday night.
Haber, who did not play college basketball, has gone viral on for finding a loophole to enter the NBA Draft.
The recent University of Florida graduate told the Los Angeles Times that he was bored one day and decided to look through the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement. That’s where he noticed language that would make him draft-eligible.
Some of the rules state the entrants must be at least 19 years old in the year of the draft. If a participant is a college graduate, they can only participate in a draft in the year they graduate or are due to graduate. Prospects must also send a written notice to the NBA about their desire to be selected in the draft.
“You really have a three-month, four-month window to really do this,” .
Haber filled out the appropriate paperwork and got an email from the NBA that said he is entered into the 2023 NBA Draft.
The New York law school student is planning to attend the draft, knowing he will soon be part of the 2023 undrafted class.
He plans to document the remainder of his journey on social media.
The San Antonio Spurs have the No. 1 pick in the draft. The team is expected to select 19-year-old Victor Wembanyama.