The 2014 NBA Draft is scheduled to take place on June 26th, 2014. The league will hold the draft in New York at either MSG (Madison Square Garden) or the Barclays Center (in Brooklyn). For basketball fans who want to watch the action on TV, the NBA plans on televising this year’s draft on ESPN for both rounds of the draft.
Will 2014 be the Best NBA Draft Ever?
The 2014 NBA Draft is already being labeled as one of the deepest, and possibly most hyped drafts in recent memory. There are a number of talented players who have declared for the draft after playing just one year in college. Some of the expected top picks in the draft include Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, Joel Embiid, and Andrew Higgins. One of the highest ranked international players, Dante Exum, has also declared for the 2014 draft.
2014 NBA Draft General Information
Date: June 26, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Total Number of Rounds: 2
Location: TBA (New York City or vicinity)
Television Network: ESPN
What are the Requirements to be Eligible for the NBA Draft?
The primary rule (or regulation) to be eligible for the 2014 NBA Draft is that a player should be at least 19 years old, and if not an international player, be one year past the high school class graduation. If a player is not automatically eligible for the draft (be 22 years old and finished a college degree if from the United States), then he must declare their eligibility at least two months prior to the draft to the NBA.
For International players, the NBA Draft rules state that the player must have never attended university or college in the United States, been a permanent resident of a country not the U.S. for at least three years prior to the draft, and never attended or completed high school in the United States.
What are the Automatic Eligibility Rules for the NBA Draft?
Players can also become eligible for the NBA Draft via automatic qualification. If a player is at least 19 years of age, completed high school in the United States and did not enroll in college they are eligible. Additionally, if four years have passed since the player’s high school class graduated and the player is not enrolled in college they are automatically eligible for the NBA Draft.