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3 Star Basketball Players Are Still Deciding Whether To Stay In NBA Draft Or Return To School

As the clock strikes midnight, players must decide whether to stay in the NBA Draft or return to college. Three big-time basketball stars are taking their decisions down to the wire.

Caleb Swanigan was the Big Ten player of the year. The talent big man was a do-it-all force for the Purdue Boilermakers, averaging 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game last season. He even shot over 44-percent from three-point range. However, there are questions about his athleticism at the next level.

Svi Mykhailiuk has never been a huge player for Kansas, but he did average 9.8 points per game and shot a hair under 40-percent from three as a junior. The Ukraine native has good size for a hot-shooting wing at 6-foot-8. Perhaps most intriguingly for NBA teams, despite three years at the college ranks, Mykhailiuk won't turn 20 years old until next month, while there are many other prospects that age as freshmen.

Hamidou Diallo might be the most intriguing of all. The talented former five-star guard enrolled at Kentucky at mid-season, but never played for the Wildcats. He has a semester of practice against John Calipari's talented club under his belt, and is reportedly an electric athlete and potentially elite perimeter defender.

The three have until tonight to decide whether to stay in the draft or return to school. Check back here tonight to see what they decide.