Former University of Washington center Robert Upshaw and Eastern Washington guard Tyler Harvey were among 48 underclassmen who declared themselves eligible for the NBA draft, along with 43 international players, the NBA said Tuesday. The June 21 draft has 60 selections over two rounds.
The 7-foot-1 Upshaw, a transfer, was leading the nation in blocked shots and helped the Huskies to an 11-0 start before coach Lorenzo Romar kicked him off the team Jan. 26 for an unspecified violation of team rules. ESPN.com reported that Upshaw had multiple violations of drug-use policies at Washington and his previous school, Fresno State.
Harvey was the nation’s leading scorer at 23 points a game and led Eastern to the second NCAA tourney berth in its history.